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Comey Defends McCabe: He ‘Stood Tall’ While ‘Small People’ Tried To Tear Down The FBI

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Comey Defends McCabe: He ‘Stood Tall’ While ‘Small People’ Tried To Tear Down The FBI




Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Trump last May, took to Twitter to give his support to departing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, saying McCabe “stood tall over the last 8 months, when small people were trying to tear down an institution we all depend on.”

“He served with distinction for two decades. I wish Andy well,” Comey tweeted.

“I also wish continued strength for the rest of the FBI. America needs you,” he continued.

Comey’s tweet came the same day that it was reported that McCabe would be stepping down from his post amid pressure from Trump and Republicans.




The Hill added:

The New York Times reported that FBI Director Christopher Wray pressured McCabe to step down over an upcoming inspector general report on McCabe and other top Justice Department officials’ actions during the 2016 presidential election.

Wray reportedly offered McCabe a job at a lower level of the agency, effectively demoting him, but McCabe chose to leave the bureau instead.

McCabe was targeted by GOP lawmakers, who criticized the FBI over its handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Trump has repeatedly attacked the FBI, saying last year that the agency’s reputation “is in Tatters – worst in History!”




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