- How to watch the Cure Bowl online for free 11 Months Ago
- How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding for free 11 Months Ago
- Politicians who inspired the internet in 2018 11 Months Ago
- Here are all the college bowl games on TV today Today 6:00 AM
- How to watch the New Mexico Bowl online for free Today 5:15 AM
- How to watch the Celebration Bowl online for free Today 4:55 AM
- How to watch Borussia Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen online for free Today 3:00 AM
- Report: DACA recipients increasingly being denied federal housing loans Friday 3:54 PM
- Chris Christie is finally getting praise—for turning down Donald Trump Friday 3:39 PM
- Net neutrality died last year. But the fight’s just begun Friday 1:18 PM
- Kim Kierkegaardashian creator says popular Twitter account ‘speaks to the duality in all of us’ Friday 1:02 PM
- Facebook admits that 6.8 million users’ private photos were exposed Friday 12:55 PM
- YouTube reviewer heads to homeless shelter to critique the food Friday 12:46 PM
- Viral video shows Brooklyn woman’s racist tirade and violent attack Friday 12:38 PM
- 7-year-old migrant girl dies in Border Patrol custody Friday 11:31 AM
Federal Bureau of Investigation/Flickr (Public Domain)
McCabe has been a frequent target of Trump’s Twitter ire.
McCabe, 49, was made acting director of the FBI following Trump’s controversial decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey. He stayed in that position until Christopher Wray was approved in August.
NBC reports that the deputy FBI director will retire in mid-March.
BREAKING: Andrew McCabe, FBI Deputy Director & a frequent Trump target, stepping down.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) January 29, 2018
NBC News: Multiple U.S. officials say that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down from his post today and taking "terminal leave" meaning that he will stay on until his retirement in March (that was always his plan) so he can receive full retirement benefits.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) January 29, 2018
The decision to leave the FBI comes after he has been a frequent target of Trump, with tensions brewing between the president and in the nation’s highest law enforcement agency.
Earlier this month, Axios reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions told newly-appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray, who replaced Comey, to get a “fresh start” by firing many high-ranking members of the agency, including McCabe.
The news outlet reported last week that Wray threatened to resign if McCabe was removed from his position.
“Trump started his presidency by pressuring one FBI Director (before canning him), and then began pressuring another (this time wanting his deputy canned). This much meddling with the FBI for this long is not normal,” the website reported at the time.
In December, Trump also blasted the deputy FBI director’s retirement plans, questioning how his wife was given campaign donations from a PAC of a political ally of Hillary Clinton.
The president also reportedly asked McCabe who he voted for during the 2016 election during a meeting between the two shortly after Comey’s firing.
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russian contacts, and is now reportedly working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s sprawling investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).