Trump prolongs feud with FBI's McCabe over Clinton ties

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According to the Virginia Public Access Project, the two major donations that Jill McCabe received, totaling almost $700,000, came from a political action committee of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat and Clinton friend, and from the Virginia Democratic Party.

Three House committees recently grilled McCabe over his participation in the FBI's Russian Federation probe and his role in the FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server.

Trump, who is spending the holidays at his Florida resort, said in a second tweet Saturday, "FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits".

GOP congressman Peter King speaks out on the alleged political bias of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

News broke this week that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will retire next year.

Trump has always been critical of the FBI and McCabe, who participated in the agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email servers while secretary of state.

Seven minutes later, Trump dredged up an old (and debunked) attack on McCabe's wife for a tweet. McCabe was also not in charge of the investigation at the time of the donations.

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After obtaining a law degree from Washington University and interning at the Justice Department's criminal division, McCabe joined the FBI in 1996 as an agent at the bureau's NY field office.

But it's less common for a deputy director to be in the spotlight.

Earlier today, from Axios AM: President Trump's public lashing of the FBI, and the criticism by normally supportive Republican members of Congress, have damaged bureau morale, the New York.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and other Republicans are considering writing a report next year alleging corruption at the FBI, The Washington Post has reported.

McCabe has come under fire from Republicans over the past year because of the bureau's investigation into the Clinton email issue as well as the probe into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

The president crowed on Saturday that James A. Baker, the F.B.I. general counsel, who was seen as an ally of Mr. Comey's, would soon step down from that post, although he will remain at the bureau.

Mr McCabe is thought to have told senior Federal Bureau of Investigation officials he was planning to leave the agency in the near future as he is eligible to retire in March.