Andrew McCabe has been the Deputy Director of the FBI for several years, with the only break being when he was Acting Director between the time former Director James Comey was fired and Trump appointed Christopher Wray to be his new FBI Director. McCabe has been in the spotlight for months when he refused to recuse himself from the FBI investigation of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, due to charges of conflict of interest. McCabe played a role in the FBI exoneration of Clinton with her email scandal, but only after McCabe’s wife received about $750,000 in campaign contribution from Clinton supporters. Seeing the writing on the wall, McCabe decided to take an official leave from his position until the scheduled date of his retirement in March.
Knowing McCabe played a key role in anti-Trump tactics within the FBI, the House Judiciary Committee ordered the FBI to preserve all of McCabe’s emails that have anything to do with the 2016 election.
(Zero Hedge) – The noose around the now former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appears to be getting tighter.
Just hours after news that McCabe was departing the FBI, allegedly forced out from his position, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Republican Bob Goodlatte released a a letter urging FBI Director Christopher Wray to preserve Mr. McCabe’s emails, and all other communications, before his official departure from the agency.
From Goodlatte’s statement:
“Today’s news that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down from the Bureau is overdue. Recent revelations call into question Mr. McCabe’s leadership in the top operational post in the FBI. However, Mr. McCabe’s departure certainly does not mean that we are done rooting out the problems at the FBI. I continue to be extremely troubled by the decisions made by the FBI during the 2016 presidential election and the role senior FBI officials played in these questionable decisions and irregularities.
“The only way to ensure the FBI remains the premier law enforcement agency in the world is to ensure that the leadership at the Bureau holds the trust of the American people. This change in leadership at the FBI is a good first step in repairing the damage to their reputation.” …
The House Judiciary Committee needs to order the FBI to preserve every email, text, memo, document or anything else that McCabe was involved with. Disappearance of documents, emails and texts seem to be contagious among Democrats and it’s very likely the same thing could mysteriously happen to McCabe.