In it he also explains about Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein possibly wearing a ‘wire’ while talking to Donald Trump….
The ‘tell-all’ CBS interview is sure to have Trump attacking McCabe, whose wife ran for office in the past as a Democrat….
Trump fired McCabe shortly after coming into office and the FBI Inspector General complained about some of McCabe’s actions in office….
Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Thursday that he authorized an investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia a day after meeting with him in May 2017 out of fear that he could soon be fired.
“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground in an indelible fashion that, were I removed quickly or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace,” McCabe told CBS.
His comments marked the first time that McCabe has publicly addressed why he opened an investigation into Trump following the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, whose post McCabe took over.
CBS broadcast a portion of an interview scheduled to air in full on “60 Minutes” on Sunday.
“I was speaking to the man who had just run for the presidency, and won the election for the presidency, and who might have done so with the aid of the government of Russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage, and that was something that troubled me greatly,” McCabe said, recalling his first meeting with Trump.
About two hours after the clip aired, Trump blasted McCabe on Twitter, calling him “a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country.” The Justice Department also disputed some of what McCabe contended…..
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