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Report: McCabe kept Comey-esque personal memos on Trump

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Photo: Pete Marovich / Getty Images

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who got fired on Friday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has kept personal memos regarding President Donald Trump, including interactions with him, the AP reports, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

The details: This source said the memos are similar to the detailed contemporaneous notes former FBI Director James Comey maintained about his interactions with Trump, who fired him last year. The AP had said it's unclear whether special counsel Robert Mueller has requested or has access to the memos. But CNN, citing a source, reports that Mueller has the memos.

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Extremist with ties to 9/11 captured by U.S.-backed Syrian forces

Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand guard on a rooftop.
Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces stand guard on a rooftop in Raqa on October 20, 2017. Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German extremist who is believed to have links to the 9/11 attacks, is being questioned by the Syrian Democratic Forces, NBC reported Wednesday, citing an AFP report, and CNN confirmed on Thursday.

Why it matters: Per CNN, Zammar "is believed to have recruited some of the perpetrators" for the 9/11 attacks. Zammar was "a well-known figure in the Muslim community (and to German and U.S. intelligence agencies by the late 1990s)," the 9/11 Commission Report stated, according to NBC. Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon told CNN that Zammar "was captured more than a month ago by SDF partners as part of their ongoing operations to defeat ISIS inside Syria."