CNN, CBS and The Washington Post all reported that the 49-year-old McCabe plans to retire, possibly in March, when he will be eligible for full pension benefits.
The FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe plans to retire next year, after months of criticism from Republicans in Congress and President Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. Later, Andrew McCabe would help oversee the Clinton email investigation. Within that testimony, McCabe reportedly confirmed that Comey had advised him that Trump had asked for the former FBI Director's loyalty prior to his firing.
He was, the Post added, former FBI Director "James B. Comey's right-hand man, a position that involved him in most of the FBI's actions that vex President Trump and in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state, a matter that still riles Democrats". 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. "90 days to go?!"
The letters come as Mueller's team is facing heightened scrutiny in recent weeks following reports that two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation called Trump an "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text messages past year.
Earlier this year, the US intelligence community released a report that stated Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 election, showing a preference for Trump over Clinton, his opponent.
Trump commutes sentence for local rabbi's father
Rubashkin's case", Trump wrote. "The outrage is backwards", he said, in reference to concerns the sentence was harsh. The Coalition for Jewish Values, a rabbinic public policy organization in the US , said they too welcomed the news.
Trump, who made McCabe acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for almost three months this year after he fired Comey, has been increasingly critical of McCabe in recent months.
McCabe faced questions about that probe as well as the email issue when he testified earlier this week before three congressional committees.
Republicans have said they want to get to the bottom of why Comey publicly discussed the Clinton investigation and announced that the bureau would not seek to bring charges.
More than 40 former U.S. attorneys and Republican and conservative officials are pushing back against efforts to discredit the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.