McCabe wrote memos detailing his interactions with Trump: report

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeFormer federal prosecutor joins Kavanaugh accuser's legal team FBI group defends agents amid Trump’s attacks Donald Trump’s Rosenstein dilemma MORE reportedly wrote memos detailing his interactions with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE during his time at the bureau, The Associated Press reported Saturday.

McCabe, who was fired by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDem warns Trump: 'Obstruction of justice' to fire Rosenstein Donald Trump’s Rosenstein dilemma White House proposes executive order to Trump that would examine tech companies’ practices MORE on Friday, reportedly kept memos similar to those written by former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyDershowitz: Trump's lawyers could force Rosenstein to recuse himself from Mueller probe New York Times defends bombshell Rosenstein report Donald Trump’s Rosenstein dilemma MORE. The AP cited a person familiar with the memos.

Comey had also written documents detailing his conversations and meetings with Trump, which were reviewed by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE last year.

CNN reports that McCabe's memos have also been obtained by Mueller and allegedly corroborate Comey's testimony to the investigation.

McCabe's memos detail his conversations with Trump. In an interview, McCabe told CNN that those conversations frequently included Trump insulting McCabe's wife for her failed bid for a Virginia Senate seat.



Comey kept memos detailing his conversations with the president that he said "unnerved" him, including a conversation in which Trump reportedly asked him to end the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The former FBI director said he was moved to act after the president tweeted a cryptic threat that Comey "better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee last year that he leaked the memos through a friend to the press in order to prompt the appointment of Mueller to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter," Comey told the committee. "I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel."

McCabe served as acting head of the FBI in the weeks after Trump fired Comey. He said Friday that during his time leading the FBI he also pushed for Mueller's appointment.

McCabe says he was fired as part of an effort to undermine Mueller’s probe into Russia's election interference.

Sessions said McCabe was dismissed for not being forthcoming with investigators and for making an unauthorized disclosure to the media.

— Updated 3:18 p.m.