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FBI deputy director McCabe stepping down: Report

Andrew McCabe had been expected to leave the federal law enforcement agency as its No. 2 official in March but will be on leave until his retirement date, NBC reported.

world Updated: Jan 29, 2018 23:19 IST
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FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe pauses while testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in Washington.(Reuters)

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who has drawn criticism from President Donald Trump, has stepped down from his current role, several weeks earlier than his expected retirement date, NBC News reported on Monday, citing several sources familiar with matter.

McCabe had been expected to leave the federal law enforcement agency as its No. 2 official in March but will be on leave until his retirement date, NBC reported. Representatives for the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 23:19 IST