Eli Ridder | The Avro Post
Reports emerged on Saturday evening that Special Counsel Robert Mueller interviewed ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, just a day after United States attorney general fired McCabe to the praise of President Donald Trump.
Axios, then other news agencies in the U.S., reported that the interview happened, but not exactly when.
Mr. Mueller also has memos written by Mr. McCabe documenting his conversations with Mr Trump, sources told Associated Press and CNN.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe late on Friday, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who had risen to serve as second-in-command at the bureau.
Trump had been taunting McCabe previous to Trump ally Sessions letting him go, reported CNN, and has been under fire for accusation that he misled an internal investigation at the Justice Department,
McCabe on Friday said his firing is part of a larger effort to discredit the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling and alleged collusion between Moscow and Trump’s campaign.
Trump shot back, saying that it “was a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI…a great day for democracy.”
Trump blamed former FBI director James Comey, who was fired by Trump early last year, for allegedly covering for McCabe.
On Saturday, Trump questioned “how many hundreds of thousands of dollars” was given to Jill McCabe’s campaign for a state Senate seat in Virginia by a “crooked” friend of Hillary Clinton.
McCabe had been expected to retire this Sunday, on his fiftieth birthday, when he would have become eligible to receive early retirement benefits.
“The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime,” Trump tweeted on Saturday evening.
“It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the [Democratic National Committee], and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!”
Ex-FBI head Mr. Comey has a highly-anticipated memoir releasing on April 17 called A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership which reportedly will reveal more information about the tumultuous few months he served Trump.
He tweeted a response to Trump’s allegations of “lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI” on Saturday, saying that “the American people will hear my story very soon” and that they can judge “who is honorable and who is not.”
After Comey was fired by Trump, McCabe stood up for the effectiveness of the FBI despite condemnation from the White House.
More details to follow. Image of Andrew McCabe from Daily Wire.