McCabe cast vote in GOP primary, skipped presidential election

McCabe cast vote in GOP primary, skipped presidential election
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Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe reportedly cast a vote in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, but did not vote in the general election.

CNN reported that the 2016 presidential election was the first time McCabe did not vote in a Virginia general election since 2007.

The report comes after it was reported that President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger welcomes baby boy Tennessee lawmaker presents self-defense bill in 'honor' of Kyle Rittenhouse Five things to know about the New York AG's pursuit of Trump MORE asked McCabe during an Oval Office meeting last year whom he voted for in the 2016 election.


The Washington Post reported earlier this week that Trump invited McCabe to the White House after he fired former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHillary 2024? Given the competition, she may be the Dems' best hope Trump draws attention with admission he 'fired Comey' Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE last May. McCabe was the acting FBI director at the time.

Current and former U.S. officials told The Washington Post that Trump and McCabe had a casual conversation before Trump asked McCabe whom he voted for in the 2016 presidential election. McCabe reportedly told Trump he didn't vote.

Trump also reportedly expressed anger at McCabe over the thousands of dollars in donations his wife, a Democrat, received for her failed Virginia state Senate bid in 2015 from a political action committee led by former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who is closely tied to the Clintons. Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat Left laughs off floated changes to 2024 ticket MORE was Trump's general election opponent in 2016.

In Virginia, voter participation is public record and voters don't need to register with a party.