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FBI Director Wray reportedly pressured McCabe to step down

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Andrew McCabe (center) watches as Christopher Wray is sworn in as FBI Director. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images

The FBI's Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe, was reportedly pressured by FBI Director Christopher Wray to step down from the bureau, sources told the New York Times. NYT says McCabe was telling people as recently as last week that he had hoped to stay in his role until mid-March, when he becomes eligible for retirement.

The reasoning: The Times' sources said Wray has "raised concerns" about an imminent report from the inspector general on how McCabe and other FBI officials handled investigations during the 2016 presidential campaign, including probes of Hillary Clinton's email use and possible collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russia.