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

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeShowtime miniseries to feature Jeff Daniels as Comey, Brendan Gleeson as Trump Lisa Page joins MSNBC as legal analyst McCabe, Rosenstein spar over Russia probe MORE said Friday that he doesn't think he will "ever be free of" President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities 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.

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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 SessionsThe Hill's Campaign Report: Runoff elections in Texas, Alabama set for Tuesday Sessions fights for political life in Alabama runoff The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - All eyes on Florida as daily COVID-19 cases hit 15K 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 StoneStone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence The Hill's Campaign Report: Runoff elections in Texas, Alabama set for Tuesday Biden lets Trump be Trump MORE, which was reduced after complaints by the president.  

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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 SondlandGOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' Top Democrat slams Trump's new EU envoy: Not 'a political donor's part-time job' Trump names new EU envoy, filling post left vacant by impeachment witness Sondland MORE and Lt. Col. Alexander VindmanAlexander VindmanGOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' Marie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Schiff to Vindman: 'Right does not matter to Trump. But it matters to you' MORE.