McCabe spoke to Mueller's team, turned over memos on Trump: report

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeTucker Carlson attacks press as ‘state media’ after Trump strips ex-CIA chief’s clearance Overnight Defense: Trump revokes Brennan's security clearance | Brennan fires back: 'I will not relent' | Defense firms bullish on 'Space Force' | Treasury targets Chinese, Russian firms for helping North Korea 17 times Brennan has torched Trump MORE has met with investigators on special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team, and has handed over memos documenting interactions with President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand urges opposition to Kavanaugh: Fight for abortion rights 'is now or never' Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue US steel industry: report Bannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report MORE

Axios reported Saturday that McCabe, who was abruptly fired on Friday just two days before his expected retirement, touched on what he knows about Trump's move last year to oust then-FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTucker Carlson attacks press as ‘state media’ after Trump strips ex-CIA chief’s clearance Comey: Trump revoking Brennan's security clearance shows 'he will punish people who disagree with him' Trump draws bipartisan fire over Brennan MORE.

The memos turned over by McCabe reportedly back up Comey's claims about unusual meetings with Trump in the months before he was fired.


In those meetings, Trump reportedly asked Comey for a loyalty pledge and later requested that he drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey authored his own memos after his meetings with Trump. 

McCabe's memos also detail at least one meeting he himself had with Trump, according to Axios. McCabe told CNN that Trump derided his wife, who ran unsuccessfully for Virginia state Senate in 2015, in conversations with him.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBrennan fires back at Trump: 'I will not relent' NYT columnist: A tape of Trump saying N-word could make his supporters like him more GOP’s midterm strategy takes shape MORE fired McCabe on Friday for making an unauthorized disclosure to the press and for misleading congressional investigators. 

McCabe has denied those accusations, and has argued in turn that his ouster was politically motivated and intended to undercut Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

McCabe was set to retire on Sunday.