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FBI Deputy Director, Target Of Partisan Ire, Is Retiring As He Planned

Andrew McCabe has had a target on his back since his wife's failed bid to run for state office in Virginia as a Democrat. He's since been a favorite target of Republicans and the president.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was expected to retire in early 2018 after he hit a time-in-service milestone and could begin collecting his pension. Source: Alex Wong

FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is leaving the bureau after more than 20 years on the job, according to an individual familiar with the matter.

McCabe stepped down Monday from his post as the bureau's No. 2 official, and as expected he will take accumulated leave and remain on the payroll until March

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