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John Kelly: Trump Sought to Use IRS Against Enemies

Former chief of staff's allegation comes after Comey, McCabe were singled out for rare audits

(Newser) - When Donald Trump was president, two political enemies were singled out for rare special audits by the IRS. Trump has insisted he knew nothing about the audits of then FBI leader James Comey and deputy Andrew McCabe. But it was an odd fluke, given that the New York Times calculated...

IRS Grudgingly Requests Investigation of Officials' Audits

Comey, McCabe faced intensive tax scrutiny under agency led by Trump appointee

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated throughout with new information. Despite calling it "ludicrous and untrue to suggest" that two top officials then-President Trump clashed with were chosen any way but randomly for intensive tax audits, the agency announced Thursday there will be an investigation. The IRS said in...

FBI Official Fired Under Trump Gets His Pension Back

Andrew McCabe was fired a day before he was due to retire in 2018

(Newser) - Update: Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired just 26 hours before he was due to retire in 2018, will be getting his pension after all. The Justice Department has agreed to allow McCabe to officially retire and receive benefits, reports the New York Times . McCabe, who joined...

Justice Department Drops Case Against a Trump Nemesis

Former FBI deputy Andrew McCabe won't face charges over media disclosure

(Newser) - This might provide President Trump another reason to unleash tweets critical of the Justice Department: Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe , closing an investigation into whether he lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, per the AP . The decision...

Another Ex-FBI Official Is Suing
Another Ex-FBI Official Is Suing

Another Ex-FBI Official Is Suing

Andrew McCabe says his firing was unlawful

(Newser) - Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Trump's ire, sued the FBI and the Justice Department on Thursday over his firing, the AP reports. The lawsuit, the second this week from an ex-FBI official challenging the circumstances of his termination, says the firing was part...

Trump Accuses McCabe of 'Treasonous' Behavior

Former acting FBI chief is out with another interview

(Newser) - President Trump is using a new word to describe the actions of former acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe: "treasonous." And the president applies it to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as well, reports the Daily Beast . In morning tweets, Trump was responding to McCabe's assertion that Rosenstein...

Graham: Senate Will Probe 'Stunning' McCabe Claim

He denounces 'attempted bureaucratic coup'

(Newser) - Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham has promised a Senate investigation of former acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe's "beyond stunning" claim that officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Graham, a Republican, said that if they wouldn't testify voluntarily, he would subpoena...

McCabe: I Moved Fast on Russia in Case I Was Fired
McCabe: Yes, We Talked About
Removing Trump From Office
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McCabe: Yes, We Talked About Removing Trump From Office

Former acting FBI chief says Justice Department considered using 25th Amendment

(Newser) - Andrew McCabe is having his say. McCabe has been out of the headlines for a while, but he became acting director of the FBI after President Trump fired James Comey—only to be fired himself under heavy criticism from the president. While acting FBI chief, McCabe ramped up the investigations...

Trump's New Lawyer in Russia Probe Is a Familiar Face
Trump's New Lawyer
in Russia Probe
Is a Familiar Face
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Trump's New Lawyer in Russia Probe Is a Familiar Face

Rudy Giuliani is joining, plus more of the latest developments related to Russia, Trump

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump's legal team with an eye on ending special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. "I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the...

McCabe's Wife Slams Trump's 'Destructive Lies' on Her Family

Jill McCabe offers up a defense for her and Andrew McCabe in 'Washington Post' op-ed

(Newser) - We've heard from Andrew McCabe on the "cruelty" directed at him from President Trump. Now the ex-FBI deputy director's wife is speaking out, defending both her husband and herself against what she says are Trump's "false and utterly absurd" attacks. ABC News sets up the...

Andrew McCabe Raises $500K on GoFundMe for Defense

Fired FBI deputy director will no longer accept donations

(Newser) - A legal defense fund created for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe will no longer accept donations after raising more than a half-million dollars in four days, the AP reports . The fund is to defray costs for McCabe, who was fired after FBI disciplinary officials and the Justice Department concluded...

FBI's McCabe Authorized Jeff Sessions Perjury Probe

Attorney general was accused of lying to Congress

(Newser) - Long before he was fired by Jeff Sessions for an alleged "lack of candor" under oath, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe authorized a criminal investigation of the attorney general for allegedly lying to Congress about his Russia contacts, sources tell ABC and NBC . The sources say Sessions was...

Democrat Offers McCabe a Job So He Can Keep Pension

And McCabe isn't ruling it out

(Newser) - When Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe , one of the points that drew attention is that the move came just two days before McCabe's retirement took effect, thus putting McCabe's federal pension in jeopardy. Now, however, a Democratic congressman is suggesting a work-around. Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin has...

Trump: 'Can We Call Them Fake Memos?'
Trump Rips 'Fake Memos'

Trump Rips 'Fake Memos'

Andrew McCabe 'never took notes when he was with me'

(Newser) - President Trump is raising doubts about whether former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe kept personal memos outlining McCabe's interactions with the president. McCabe was fired Friday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump tweeted Sunday: "Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he...

Former CIA Director to Trump: 'America Will Triumph Over You'

John Brennan calls out Trump for firing FBI deputy director

(Newser) - The onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just fired by the attorney general kept personal memos describing interactions with the president that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey. The AP learned of the notes by Andrew McCabe from a person...

FBI's McCabe Fired 2 Days Before Retirement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced decision Friday

(Newser) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he has fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Trump's anger, just two days before McCabe's scheduled retirement date. The move, which had been expected, was made on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials. It comes...

FBI's McCabe Is to Retire Sunday. He Might Be Fired First

Bye bye pension?

(Newser) - Though he's left his Justice Department post, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's retirement doesn't technically take effect until Sunday, when he becomes eligible for a full pension. And perhaps it won't at all. Sources say the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility has recommended McCabe...

Days After Leaving FBI, More on Probe Into McCabe

Sources say DOJ is looking into possible Andrew McCabe stall on emails tied to Clinton

(Newser) - FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe left the FBI earlier this week, but it looks like he'll still be on the DOJ's radar for a while. Sources tell the Washington Post the agency's former No. 2 has been the subject of a months-long probe by DOJ Inspector General...

Frequent Trump Target at FBI Is Stepping Down
Trump Target
at FBI Is
Stepping Down
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Frequent Trump Target at FBI Is Stepping Down

Deputy director Andrew McCabe is leaving

(Newser) - Expect a certain high-profile Twitter user to be celebrating this news: FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is retiring, reports NBC News . The move is effective immediately, though McCabe will formally remain on the FBI payroll into March thanks to accrued vacation time.
  • No surprise: As the Washington Post notes, the

Report: Trump Asked Acting FBI Chief 'Disturbing' Questions

He asked McCabe how he voted, sources say

(Newser) - In a May meeting, President Trump asked then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe questions that McCabe found "disturbing," sources tell the Washington Post . In the Oval Office meeting, called soon after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Trump asked McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 election, according...

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