FBI deputy director McCabe resigns ahead of agency review:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s deputy director Andrew McCabe resigned. BBC reports.
Based on CBS News reports McCabe was forced to resign by FBI Director Christopher Wray ahead of an inspector general report analyzing the bureau.
Mr. McCabe was allegedly due to retire on 18 March.
His departure from the very best law enforcement agency comes a week after a report which Mr. Trump wanted him out.
An inner communication authored by Mr. Wray reveals Mr. McCabe’s leaving so soon was the result of a forthcoming FBI inspector general report which concluded the agency has to perform in the greatest standards, according to CBS News.
Earlier on Monday, the New York Times reported that Mr. Wray had voiced an interest in transferring Mr. McCabe to a different project, which could have been a demotion, before the inspector general report.
It’s unclear when the report is going to be published.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Monday’s daily press briefing: “This decision wasn’t made from the White House.”
“The president was not a part of the decision-making process,” she added.