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Andrew McCabe
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Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In office
February 1, 2016 – January 29, 2018
President Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded by Mark F. Giuliano
Succeeded by David Bowdich (Acting)
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In office
May 9, 2017 – August 2, 2017
President Donald Trump
Preceded by James Comey
Succeeded by Christopher A. Wray
Personal details
Born
Andrew George McCabe

May 5, 1968 (1968-05-05) (age 53)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Spouse(s) Jill McCabe
Education Duke University (BA)
Washington University in St. Louis (JD)

Andrew George McCabe (born May 5, 1968) is an American attorney. He was the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from February 1, 2016 to January 29, 2018.

On May 9, 2017, McCabe became Acting Director after Comey was fired from duties as Director by U.S. President Donald Trump. President Trump sent a letter to Comey informing him of his dismissal, referring to a recommendation to remove Comey from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.

In the absence of a Senate-confirmed Director, the Deputy Director automatically becomes Acting Director.

McCabe became Deputy Director again after Christopher A. Wray was sworn-in as the new FBI Director on August 2, 2017.

On March 16, 2018, Sessions fired McCabe only 26 hours before his scheduled retirement. Sessions said he based his action on reports from the DOJ Inspector General and the FBI's disciplinary office saying that McCabe had made unauthorized releases of information to the media and had "lacked candor" in talking about it. McCabe denied that he had ever been dishonest and charged that his firing was politically motivated.

On April 19, 2018, the Department of Justice Inspector General had earlier sent a criminal referral to federal prosecutors for possible criminal charges against McCabe associated with allegations of lying to internal investigators.

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