FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has announced that he will be stepping down today, effective immediately.
In a stunning report from Axios, McCabe will be resigning from his top post but will “remain on the FBI payroll until he is eligible to retire with full benefits in mid-March.”
His resignation won’t come as a surprise to President Donald Trump, who has led an assault against McCabe for his close relationship to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Trump has lambasted McCabe on numerous occasions for his role in allowing Clinton to skirt charges in the summer of 2016 for her handling — or lack thereof — of a private email server and deleting tens of thousands of emails.
His resignation comes on the heels of Congressional lawmakers likely releasing a four-page memo this week detailing abuses of power at the FBI, which involves McCabe.
McCabe was also recently connected to several additional corruption schemes at the bureau.
Last week, the FBI claimed a computer glitch resulted in the agency “failing to preserve” five months worth of text messages between top FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
As previously reported, Strzok was a top counterintelligence official at the FBI before being fired by Special Counsel Robert Mueller last summer after an internal probe revealed he and Lisa Page, a top FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair, were sending vile anti-Trump text messages on their government-issued cell phones.
It was also revealed in recently released text messages from on Aug. 15, 2016, that Strzok, Page. and McCabe discussed an “insurance policy” they created to use if Trump won 2016 presidential election.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok wrote to Page.
McCabe was deeply connected to many festering corruption matters, and his firing signifies Trump truly is draining the swamp.