McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeFive takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of 'destroying the lives' of his campaign staffers The Mueller report concludes it was not needed MORE said President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE discussed his 2016 election victory during a “bizarre” job interview Trump conducted with him.

Appearing on CBS's “60 Minutes” on Sunday, McCabe spoke at length about his time in the FBI under Trump and his meeting with the president when he was interviewing to be the bureau’s permanent director following former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFive takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Trump orders intel agencies to cooperate with Barr probe into 'spying' on 2016 campaign Attorney General Barr puts former intel bosses on notice MORE’s firing.


“It was a bit of a bizarre experience,” McCabe said. “I went in for my interview with the president and he began by talking to me about his Electoral College results in the state of North Carolina.”

McCabe added that he “didn’t really know about or understand how it related to the position” he was interviewing for.

“Not the point of the meeting,” host Scott Pelley said, to which McCabe responded “no it wasn’t.”

McCabe’s remarks were part of a wide-ranging interview with Pelley that aired Sunday.

Portions of the interview were released last week, prompting Trump to lash out at McCabe in multiple posts on Twitter.


McCabe was fired by the bureau last March after an investigation found he made an unauthorized leak to the media and “lacked candor” on multiple occasions, including under oath.

McCabe’s appearance on CBS is part of his promotion of his new book, "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump."