It looks like heads are finally starting to roll at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has just announced that he will be taking leave from his position until March, when he’ll be able to retire with benefits.
McCabe is stepping down amid numerous, ongoing scandals at the FBI.
The FBI is being accused of intentionally botching a 2016 investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information.
Later, texts emerged showing that Peter Strzok (a lead agent on the case) and Lisa Page, an FBI attorney who reported to McCabe, had deep biases against Donald Trump and wanted to see him lose the presidency.
At least one text referenced an anti-Trump discussion held in McCabe’s office.
A memo is also expected to be released this week that would detail how the FBI mishandled the so-called “Trump Dossier.” The document, which includes scandalous allegations against President Trump, was paid for by Clinton’s campaign and given to the FBI.
The FBI reportedly used the document to begin surveillance on Trump’s campaign without verifying any of its credibility.
There’s a literal storm of controversy at the FBI right now, and McCabe is right in the middle of it.
This is a developing story, but expect details on McCabe’s resignation to become much clearer in the coming days.