Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired on Friday, kept memos detailing his conversations with President Donald Trump, the Associated Press reported Saturday.
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McCabe's former boss, James Comey — who was FBI Director before Trump fired him last May — also kept memos on his conversations with Trump, which became a large story last year in the fallout of Comey's dismissal and his decision to leak information to a close lawyer friend.
What are the details?
An anonymous source "with direct knowledge of the situation who wasn’t authorized to discuss the memos publicly" told the AP McCabe's memos are very similar to those that Comey kept. The memos reportedly contain information about McCabe's interactions with Trump, "among other topics."
As the AP noted, it's unclear if special counsel Robert Mueller has requested or reviewed the memos. He did review Comey's memos last year.
McCabe has already said he believes his termination, which came just days before his planned retirement, was an "attack" on his "credibility," and is "a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally."
"It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work," McCabe said in a statement.
McCabe has already lawyered up, according to the Daily Beast.