McCabe kept memos regarding Trump, source says

AP learns McCabe kept memos regarding Pres. Trump

AP learns McCabe kept memos regarding Pres. Trump

Matthew Miller, a former top Justice Department official in the Obama administration, noted that McCabe has already spoken to special counsel Robert Mueller's team, and he would have shared anything he knew about allegedly illegal actions. Sessions, following the recommendation of Federal Bureau of Investigation disciplinary officials, acted two days before McCabe's scheduled retirement date.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on Friday, about a day before his 50th birthday and the date he was set to retire and begin receiving his anticipated pension, over accusations that McCabe directed FBI officials to speak to the media about an investigation tied to the Clinton Foundation and misled investigators about his actions.

Mr. Trump kept up his Twitter barrage on Saturday, pointing to hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to Ms. McCabe's campaign from a political committee run by Terry McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor and a longtime ally of the Clintons.

"While McCabe lashed out at Trump in his statement", Turley said, "he may have just given Trump the long-sought cover to use his pardon power; if McCabe is not charged, Trump could cite that decision as the basis for pardoning Flynn, as a matter of equity and fairness".

"The FBI's OPR then reviewed the report and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr McCabe".

Dowd told CNN he was speaking on his own behalf, although he had earlier told the Daily Beast, which first reported the statement, that he was speaking on behalf of the President. "America will triumph over you", Brennan, who was Central Intelligence Agency head under President Barack Obama, tweeted.

Trump fired James Comey as FBI director last May, citing the Russian Federation investigation. He cited in particular President Donald Trump's attacks on McCabe on Twitter and the White House press secretary's comments about him on Thursday - which he said were "quite clearly created to put inappropriate pressure on the Attorney General to act accordingly".

As part of his investigation, Mueller is scrutinizing whether Trump's repeated and public efforts to meddle in the DOJ constitute obstruction of justice.

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The case was controversially dropped by the National Prosecuting Authority in 2009, shortly before Zuma won the presidency. He even went on trial in 2006 but the case against him collapsed when the prosecution said it was not ready to proceed.

Sessions, in a statement, said McCabe's firing was the result of an "extensive and fair" probe of alleged misconduct, which concluded that he had made "an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor - including under oath - on multiple occasions".

He said "Sanctimonious James Comey", as Mr McCabe's boss, made Mr McCabe "look like a choirboy".

Steinbach said McCabe had "become a convenient scapegoat so that narrow political objectives can be achieved".

McCabe reportedly wrote memos detailing his interactions with Trump during his time at the bureau, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

He became acting director following the firing last May of Comey, and immediately assumed direct oversight of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign.

His removal could add to the turmoil that has enveloped the FBI since Mr Comey's firing and as the FBI continues its Trump campaign investigation that the White House has dismissed as a hoax. "There ain't nothin" more powerful than the odor of mendacity [corruption]...

Asked by The New York Times' Michael Schmidt and Haberman past year about whether an investigation into his finances would breach a "red line" in the Russian Federation probe, Trump answered, "I would say yeah".

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