FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testifies before Congress. Mr. Comey has testified publicly and under oath that Mr. Trump asked for his loyalty in one of their meetings.
The encounter is also the latest example of Trump erupting at a senior official, whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions, for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe, or White House counsel Donald McGahn, for not doing more to quash the investigation early on.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the Trump administration is not going to let anyone "tarnish" the FBI's reputation.
McCabe has since returned to his role as deputy director, following as new director in August. Asked if he regrets having McCabe as his acting director, Trump demurred. The Justice Department interviewed four people other than McCabe for the post.
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It focuses on graft involving oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro, known as Petrobras , and other state-run companies. Brazil's currency, the real, firmed 3 percent against the US dollar, leading gains in Latin America.
McCabe has always been the focus of Trump's ire. He wrote that McCabe was a "Comey friend" and that his wife's political ties to Hillary Clinton were compromising.
Trump has repeatedly singled out McCabe on Twitter for overseeing the investigation into Clinton's private email server, and has expressed glee about reports of his imminent retirement-which Sanders mentioned again on Wednesday. Wray reportedly when Attorney General pressured him to fire McCabe.
FBI Director Christopher Wray is making changes to his senior leadership team, as President Donald Trump has continued to attack the bureau for perceived biases against him and has been calling for a shakeup at the top. The week that Mr. Comey was sacked, Mr. McCabe met with Mr. Trump a handful of times, a person familiar with the meetings said.
A year into his presidency, it is clear that Trump still harbors a deep dislike of McCabe. The President has suggested that McCabe is biased because his wife, who ran a Democratic campaign for a Virginia state senate seat, accepted a campaign contribution from McAuliffe.
Gowdy's comments come after reports surfaced that the President had asked McCabe about his personal politics during an introductory Oval Office meeting.