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

Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe wisdom of Trump's lawyers, and the accountability that must follow Mueller's report Rosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March Graham says he'll probe Rosenstein's 25th Amendment remarks MORE said President TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report 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 ComeyIf Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report Hillicon Valley: Mueller delivers report, ending investigation | FEMA exposed info of 2.3M disaster survivors | Facebook asks judge to toss DC privacy lawsuit | Trump picks his first CTO | FCC settles lawsuit over net neutrality records MORE’s firing.

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“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."