After last week’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe appears to be even closer to the exit door.
Immediately following the hearing in which he was grilled for the obvious anti-Trump bias and apparent collusion in favor of Hillary, several members speculated that McCabe may not be employed by the end of the week.
And now Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is calling for him to be fired.
McCabe is scheduled also to appear before the Senate for yet another grilling. That is, assuming he’s still around by then.
What’s still unclear, however, is exactly how many of the top-ranking officials at the FBI were involved in aiding Hillary’s campaign.
We may soon find out.
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley is calling on Andrew McCabe to be replaced as the FBI’s deputy director.
But Grassley, a Republican, said that President Trump should steer clear of the matter. Instead, FBI Director Christopher Wray should remove McCabe, who has come under heavy fire from Republicans over his roles in the Clinton email and Russia collusion investigations.
“Trump ought to stay out of it. I think it’s a Christopher Wray job,” Grassley told reporters on Monday, according to Bloomberg News.
“He oughta be replaced,” Grassley said of McCabe. “And I’ve said that before and I’ve said it to people who can do it.”
The bureau’s second highest-ranking official, McCabe will be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. He will be asked about his role in the Russia investigation and his knowledge about the infamous Trump dossier, the 35-page document written by former British spy Christopher Steele and funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC.
The FBI and Justice Department have reluctantly agreed to make McCabe available to the committee, which is one of three Congressional panels looking into Russian interference in the presidential campaign.