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 John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report 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 ComeyWashington in frenzy over release of Mueller report Ten post-Mueller questions that could turn the tables on Russia collusion investigators GOP senators double down on demand for Clinton email probe documents 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 ClintonMcAuliffe says he won't run for president in 2020 Chuck Todd slams reports that DOJ briefed Trump on Mueller findings: 'This is actual collusion' Crowdfund campaign to aid historically black churches hit by fires raises over M 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.