Yet another domino has fallen today in the ongoing FBI collusion hunt.
Just as the House is set to vote on the release of the FISA memo, investigators invited FBI Director Christopher Wray to the Hill to review the memo before its release.
Then, according to NBC, Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was immediately ‘removed’.
Recall that McCabe had already announced his retirement later in the year.
So the obvious speculation is that the details in the memo are so damning that leaving McCabe in place would be unthinkable.
Recall also that infamous FBI duo Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reported directly to McCabe and made frequent references to ‘Andy’ in the course of their collusion to block the election of Trump.
This is starting to get very interesting, folks…and it’s only Monday.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Top FBI official Andrew McCabe has been “removed” from his post as deputy director, Fox News is told, leaving the bureau after months of conflict-of-interest complaints from Republicans including President Trump.
A source confirmed to Fox News that McCabe is taking “terminal leave” – effectively taking vacation until he reaches his planned retirement in a matter of weeks. As such, he will not be reporting to work at the FBI anymore.
The move was first reported by NBC News.
McCabe has long been a controversial figure at the bureau.
Republicans have questioned McCabe’s ties to the Democratic Party, considering his wife ran as a Democrat for a Virginia Senate seat in 2015 and got financial help from a group tied to Clinton family ally Terry McAuliffe.
Trump himself tweeted in December: “How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?”