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Hours Before Memo Vote, FBI Deputy Director Steps Down

Trump and Congressional Republicans have targeted Andrew McCabe as a possible source of partisan bias inside the Department of Justice.

By NTK Staff | 01.29.2018 @2:15pm
Hours Before Memo Vote, FBI Deputy Director Steps Down

As the House Intelligence Committee prepared to vote on releasing a notorious memo alleging partisan bias at the Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepped down from his position on Monday. McCabe did not officially resign from the agency, which he will do in March when he will be eligible for retirement benefits.

President Trump has blasted McCabe on Twitter in the past for his role in various investigations and his connections to Hillary Clinton.

The FBI deputy director’s resignation also comes hours before the House Intelligence Committee was set to vote on the release of a memo alleging partisan bias at the Department of Justice and FBI.

The memo, written by intelligence committee staffers, argues that the DOJ inappropriately used Democratic opposition research to approve FISA warrants against members of the Trump campaign, according to The New York Times:

The memo’s primary contention is that F.B.I. and Justice Department officials failed to adequately explain to an intelligence court judge in initially seeking a warrant for surveillance of Mr. Page that they were relying in part on research by an investigator, Christopher Steele, that had been financed by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The intelligence committee set a 5:00 PM time Monday to vote on the memo’s release, as well as the release of a counter-memo from House Democrats.

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