The FBI’s Andrew McCabe in the spotlight in the midst of Trump text-controversy

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FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is in the spotlight in the midst of a new controversy surrounding the FBI officials.

McCabe was on Capitol Hill this week, where he testified before the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors for nearly eight hours. His Tuesday testimony came amid calls will be a shot for him over allegations of conflict of interest and anti-Trump prejudice to the FBI.

Read on for a look at McCabe, the second-in-command at the federal law enforcement agency.

What should I know about his FBI career?

McCabe started at the FBI in 1996 as a special agent and has also said “leadership positions in the Anti-Terror Department, the National Security Branch, and the Washington Field Office,” the FBI.

In July 2015, in a press release announced that the then-FBI Director James Comey appointed McCabe had given to the FBI associate Deputy Director. Comey later, the name of McCabe, the bureau Deputy Director in January 2016.

“Andy has 19 years of experience, combined with his vision, judgment, and the ability to communicate, make him a perfect fit for this job,” Comey said in a statement at the time.

According to Trump Comey fired in may, McCabe was Deputy Director of the FBI from the 9. May 2017 until Aug. 2, 2017. To replace Trump’s pick Comey, Christopher Wray, was sworn in Aug. 2.


What is the “Andy” – text message?

FBI agent Peter Strzok was dismissed by Special Counsel Robert Muller Russia the probe is in connection with a series of anti-Trump-messages, including those calls Trump a “threat” and a “disgusting human.”

A Aug. 15, 2016-text-message Strzok sent to the FBI attorney, Lisa page, apparently with reference to an “insurance” against Trump will win the 2016 election.

“I want to believe that the path that you threw out for consideration in Andy’ s office, there is no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t said the risk,” Strzok, in the text of the message. “It is like insurance in the unlikely event that you die before you are 40.”

The “Andy” is mentioned in the text, was probably a reference to McCabe.

What about his wife in the Senate campaign?

Many thanks to all in #SD13, the voices @DrJillMcCabe today! B. Jill McCabe for state Senator!

— Dr. Jill McCabe (@DrJillMcCabe) February 3, 2015

McCabe’s wife, Dr. Jill McCabe, ran for a Virginia state Senate seat in 2015. The political action committee for Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat and Clinton ally, who donated $467,500 reported to the campaign, The Wall Street Journal. Andrew McCabe was the associate Deputy Director of the FBI at the time.

Andrew McCabe “played no role, attended no events, and not to questions of funding or support of any kind”, the FBI, the magazine said in a statement. “Months after the completion of your campaign, then-Associate Deputy Director of McCabe, he was appointed Deputy, where, in this position, he took over for the first time, a power of control during the investigation, Secretary Clinton’s E-Mails.”

Jill McCabe lost the race, cock, Black, a GOP incumbent.

What do we know about the McCabe education and early career?

McCabe received a J. D. from the Washington University School of Law in 1993 and his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1990, his bio on the Senate Intelligence Committee website says. He was a lawyer before joining the federal law enforcement agency.

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty and Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

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