McCabe spoke to Mueller's team, turned over memos on Trump: report

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeFBI investigated media leak of McCabe comment about Flynn and Trump Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request Rod Rosenstein must recuse himself MORE has met with investigators on special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team, and has handed over memos documenting interactions with President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis’s first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake' MORE

Axios reported Saturday that McCabe, who was abruptly fired on Friday just two days before his expected retirement, touched on what he knows about Trump's move last year to oust then-FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFormer FBI lawyer speaks with House lawmakers on Rosenstein, 2016 Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure McGahn departs as White House counsel MORE.

The memos turned over by McCabe reportedly back up Comey's claims about unusual meetings with Trump in the months before he was fired.


In those meetings, Trump reportedly asked Comey for a loyalty pledge and later requested that he drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey authored his own memos after his meetings with Trump. 

McCabe's memos also detail at least one meeting he himself had with Trump, according to Axios. McCabe told CNN that Trump derided his wife, who ran unsuccessfully for Virginia state Senate in 2015, in conversations with him.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBeto O'Rourke on impeachment: 'There is enough there to proceed' Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure MORE fired McCabe on Friday for making an unauthorized disclosure to the press and for misleading congressional investigators. 

McCabe has denied those accusations, and has argued in turn that his ouster was politically motivated and intended to undercut Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

McCabe was set to retire on Sunday.