Trump asked acting FBI chief whom he voted for during WH meeting: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat MORE asked Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe during an Oval Office meeting last year whom he voted for in the 2016 election, according to a new report.

The Washington Post reports Trump invited McCabe to the White House after he fired former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Trump punts on Stone pardon decision after sentencing MORE last May. McCabe was the acting FBI director at the time.

Current and former U.S. officials told the Post that Trump and McCabe had a casual conversation before Trump asked McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 presidential election. McCabe reportedly told Trump that 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.

One former U.S. official told the Post that McCabe thought the conversation with Trump was “disturbing,” and one person told the newspaper that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE is interested in the talk.

McCabe was one of several candidates Trump interviewed to replace Comey as FBI director. Trump ultimately tapped Christopher Wray to lead the bureau.

The report that Trump asked McCabe whom he voted for in 2016 follows an Axios report Monday that said Wray threatened to resign after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPresident Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks On the Trail: Senate GOP hopefuls tie themselves to Trump Trump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle MORE pressured him to remove McCabe from his post.

Sessions also allegedly told White House counsel Don McGahn about Wray’s response to the pressure for him to fire McCabe. McGahn replied by telling Sessions that McCabe wasn’t worth losing Wray, according to Axios.

Trump on Tuesday denied that Wray threatened to resign in response to pressure from Sessions to force out McCabe.

"No. He didn't at all. He did not even a little bit," Trump told reporters.

Trump has regularly criticized the donations that McCabe's wife received for her political bid, firing off several tweets last month blasting McCabe over the donations. 

Republicans have used the donations to call into question McCabe's role in the probe into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina President Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks Schiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again' MORE's use of a private email server as secretary of State as well as the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election.

However, the FBI said in documents released earlier this month that McCabe did not have any role in the probe while his wife ran for office.

Updated: 8:20 p.m.