Deputy Director McCabe was overseeing the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's emails at the time and the Trump campaign pounced on the hefty donation to his wife as proof of pro-Clinton bias within the bureau, citing Gov. McAuliffe's political and personal ties to the Clintons.
During an interview Sunday, King said McCabe should retire amid the alleged conflict of interest in relation to the FBI'S investigation of Hilary Clinton's private email server.
"FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits".
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the focus of criticism over the past year from President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress, plans to retire in 2018, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The decision comes after continual attacks from Republicans and President Trump over that past half year. Mr. McCabe was deputy director when the F.B.I. opened the investigation in July 2016.
Whatever the motivation behind the second tweet, it's a highly controversial and inappropriate statement from a president who is already vulnerable to obstruction of justice charges due to the way he fired Comey, who was investigating Russia's tampering in the 2016 presidential election in support of Trump's campaign.
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Mr Trump's alleged comments came after he was told 15,000 Haitians had received visas to enter the USA since he became President. He then reportedly said 40,000 had come from Nigeria and would never "go back to their huts" once they had seen America.
Shortly after Comey's firing, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel of an investigation into whether any members of Trump's campaign conspired with Russian agents during the campaign.
McCabe's role in the Clinton investigation is under scrutiny by the Justice Department's inspector general, who is compiling a report on its handling.
"FBI would set a unsafe precedent if it forced out dedicated career public servants in capitulation to Trump and WH pressure", tweeted Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
Trump also pointed out that McCabe may be retiring soon, as The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Mr McCabe spent hours behind closed doors on Capitol Hill this week being grilled by politicians on two separate committees, as part of a new investigation of the FBI and its 2016 inquiry into Clinton's email practices when she was Secretary of State.
It's unclear whether Trump was cheering McCabe to a faster retirement, concern trolling about whether he would earn a full pension, or simply threatening him.