McCabe: 'I don't think I will ever be free of this president and his maniacal rage'

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeJohn Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' MORE said Friday that he doesn't think he will "ever be free of" President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE and "his maniacal rage," despite the Justice Department announcing it will no longer pursue criminal charges against him. 

“I don’t expect to ever be free of the mantle of investigation that clearly has been reinitiated to some degree today,” McCabe said on CNN's "The Situation Room".

“I don’t think I’ll ever be free of this President and his maniacal rage that he’s directed towards me and my wife since October of 2016 for absolutely no reason whatsoever," he said.


His comments came hours after the Justice Department said it would not pursue charges based on an Inspector General's recommendation that was made before McCabe was fired from the FBI by then-Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGarland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees Biden picks vocal Trump critics to lead immigration agencies The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings MORE. The Inspector General had alleged that McCabe was not forthcoming during interviews with federal investigators and claimed he "lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions."

Trump has long considered McCabe a political enemy, and some have questioned whether the decision Friday to drop possible charges is an attempt to quell controversy surrounding the Justice Department's recommended sentencing for longtime Trump aide Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneThere was Trump-Russia collusion — and Trump pardoned the colluder On The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes MORE, which was reduced after complaints by the president.  


In his interview with CNN, McCabe went on to say he thinks the president will take action against political enemies, especially those who were in favor of or testified during his impeachment.

"He's made it pretty clear in the way he's conducted himself over the last week that he's high and mighty on the tour of retaliation against everyone who had anything to do with his impeachment inquiry," he said.

Shortly after Trump was acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial, the administration announced it was ousting two of the officials who testified as witnesses: Ambassador to the European Union Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandAmerica's practice of 'pay-to-play' ambassadors is no joke Graham's 'impeach Kamala' drumbeat will lead Republicans to a 2022 defeat GOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' MORE and Lt. Col. Alexander VindmanAlexander VindmanVindman says he doesn't regret testimony against Trump Esper: If my replacement is 'a real yes man' then 'God help us' Ukrainian president whose call with Trump sparked impeachment congratulates Biden MORE.