Changes in Federal Bureau of Investigation leadership follow criticism from Trump

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President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday afternoon that he was not anxious about Attorney General Jeff Sessions's interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and denied that FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to resign recently. As Axios reports, Attorney General Jeff Sessions had, in fact, urged Wray to fire McCabe, as a result of Trump's public denunciations. McCabe's supervision of the Clinton's email investigation came under scrutiny because his wife's Virginia Senate campaign received contributions from Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe's political action committee.

McCabe reportedly found the meeting "disturbing" afterwards.

Mr Comey appeared to weigh in on the news, however, tweeting: "Good to read reports of people standing up for what they believe in".

Axios reported Sunday that when Wray came on board Sessions recommended that he clean house, advising that he get a 'fresh start'.

In a statement, White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah did not deny that the conversations had taken place, insisting that the president "has enormous respect for the thousands of rank and file F.B.I. agents who make up the world's most professional and talented law enforcement agency" but that "politically motivated senior leaders including former Director Comey and others he empowered have tainted the agency's reputation for unbiased pursuit of justice".

Mr Trump has repeatedly taken to Twitter to attack Mr McCabe - a career civil servant who participated in both the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server and the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election.

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After Trump fired him, Comey told lawmakers that he felt pressure from the president to.

In August, a former Justice Department senior official, Christopher A. Wray, became Federal Bureau of Investigation director. On January 12, the Justice Department's Inspector General announced a probe into the FBI's handling of the Clinton server investigation, including "allegations that the FBI Deputy Director should have been recused from participating in certain investigative matters".

The president fumed again Tuesday over text messages involving an FBI agent who was reassigned from Mueller's investigation following the discovery of anti-Trump messages he had traded by phone with an FBI lawyer. Baker was reassigned late a year ago.

According to multiple reports, McCabe "is expected to retire after he becomes eligible for his pension [in] early [2018]", but no one knows for sure what his actual plans are. Mr Trump tweeted last month.

The president nearly canned Sessions too, over the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation since he worked on Trump's campaign.

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