Andrew McCabe, one of the FBI’s top officials investigating President Trump, will retire in 2018, reports say. Deputy Director McCabe was close to former FBI Director James Comey, and is a favorite of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
McCabe’s wife received nearly $1 million from allies of Hillary Clinton in her 2015 Virginia State Senate race despite McCabe’s role in the Hillary email investigation. Many believe McCabe also prevented a full investigation of the Clinton Foundation from taking place.
McCabe will retire in March when he is eligible for his pension.
According to the Washington Post:
“Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s deputy director who has been the target of Republican critics for more than a year, plans to retire in a few months when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits, according to people familiar with the matter.
McCabe, 49, holds a unique position in the political firestorm surrounding the FBI . He was former director James B. Comey’s right-hand man, a position that involved him in most of the FBI’s actions that vex President Trump and in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, a matter that still riles Democrats.
McCabe won’t become eligible for his full pension until early March. People close to him say he plans to retire as soon as he hits that mark. “He’s got about 90 days, and some of that will be holiday time. He can make it,’’ one said…
Republicans attacked him after reports that his wife, a Democratic candidate for a Virginia Senate seat in 2015, had received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the political action committee led by a close ally of the Clintons. He had also been part of discussions with Justice Department officials that critics said prevented FBI agents from more aggressively pursuing their investigation of the Clinton Foundation. Agents were trying to determine whether donations to the foundation were made with an expectation of government favors from Clinton or her allies.”