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

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeTop House Dem claims Judiciary chairman's DOJ, FBI subpoena is invalid Hillicon Valley: New FTC chief eyes shake up of tech regulation | Lawmakers target Google, Huawei partnership | Microsoft employees voice anger over ICE contract Senate Intel requests more testimony from Comey, McCabe 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 TrumpCNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania's jacket should read 'Let them eat cake' CNN's Cuomo confronts Lewandowski over 'womp womp' remark Sessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance 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 ComeyGrassley wants to subpoena Comey, Lynch after critical IG report The media just can't stop lying about Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines – First lady makes surprise visit to migrant children at border 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 SessionsSessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance Grassley wants to subpoena Comey, Lynch after critical IG report Sessions: 'We never really intended' to separate families 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.