FBI Deputy Director — Named In Secret Memo — Steps Down

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down from his position more than a month before previously anticipated, according to multiple reports.

A career civil servant who was appointed deputy director in 2016, McCabe has been a frequent target of Republicans alleging systemic bias against President Trump at the top tiers of the bureau.

The news came as speculation grew that the House Intelligence Committee would vote as soon as Monday on publicly releasing a controversial memo authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) alleging surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice. McCabe is reported to be mentioned by name in the document.

“Andrew McCabe cuts across every facet of every investigation in 2016 that your viewers are interested in from Secretary Clinton’s emails to the investigation into the Trump campaign,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told Fox News in December.

Read more at The Hill.