Andrew Mccabe

Bob Goodlatte subpoenas Andrew McCabe memos

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued a subpoena on Thursday ordering the Justice Department to hand over memos drafted by former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, which detail his meetings with top government officials.

Why it matters: Interest in the McCabe memos have been revived by last week's New York Times report that said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording President Trump and discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office — which Rosenstein denies. McCabe reportedly documented Rosenstein's intentions in his memos.

Trump at war (with his own government)

An illustrated Trump gif of hime free falling into an abyss
Illustration:Rebecca Zisser/Axios

We’re starting to see the worst collateral damage of President Trump's war with his own Justice Department. The rift has dominated (even defined) his presidency. And it looks like it’s getting worse.

A former administration official told Axios: “It’s a 'Deep State' he created. Whether it existed before or not, it does now.”