Trump: McCabe should be under investigation for ties to Clinton

Trump: McCabe should be under investigation for ties to Clinton

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE on Friday questioned why former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Rosenstein heads to White House | Expects to be fired | Dems investigate second Kavanaugh allegation McCabe: Rosenstein firing would put Mueller probe at risk House Judiciary chair threatens subpoena if DOJ doesn’t supply McCabe memos by Tuesday MORE was not being investigated for his role in the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2016 pollsters erred by not weighing education on state level, says political analyst Could President Trump's talk of a 'red wave' cause his supporters to stay home in midterms? Dem group targets Trump in M voter registration campaign: report MORE email probe, given his wife's political ties.

In a tweet, the president took aim at McCabe's wife, Jill McCabe, who took money from top Clinton ally and former Virginia Gov. Terry McCaulife (D) during her unsuccessful run for office.

Trump has frequently pointed to the campaign of McCabe's wife, and in particular the donations from McAuliffe, as evidence that McCabe was biased against him and exerted that bias at the FBI.

McCabe, who was fired from the FBI earlier this year just days before his pension was supposed to go into effect, has denied any wrongdoing but was the subject of a criminal referral from the Justice Department's inspector general last month.

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The former deputy FBI chief is under investigation for allegedly lying to investigators and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyWhy must everything Rosenstein be filled with drama?   Dems fight to protect Mueller amid Rosenstein rumors Trump to meet with Rosenstein on Thursday MORE, and for leaking information to the media during the 2016 election.

“We found it extremely unlikely, as McCabe now claims, that he not only told Comey about his decision to authorize the disclosure, but that Comey thought it was a ‘good’ idea for McCabe to have taken that action,” the report stated.

Trump and other Republicans have pointed to the inspector general's report as evidence that McCabe mismanaged both the investigation into Clinton's email server and the later probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Following the report’s release, Trump tweeted that it was a "disaster" for McCabe, who "lied! lied! lied!" He added that "McCabe is Comey!"