- FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is stepping down immediately.
- McCabe faced attacks from President Trump and some congressional Republicans, who accused him of political bias.
- McCabe will remain on the FBI payroll until March, when he is eligible to retire with full benefits.
FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of public attacks from President Donald Trump, is stepping down immediately, NBC News reported.
McCabe, who served a brief stint as acting director of the bureau after Trump fired ex-FBI chief James Comey, will remain on the payroll until March, when he is eligible to retire with full benefits, NBC said. He had been expected to leave.
BREAKING: Andrew McCabe, FBI Deputy Director & a frequent Trump target, stepping down.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) January 29, 2018
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2017