The acting director of the FBI said that ousted Director James Comey enjoyed widespread support among the bureau’s rank-and-file members — directly contradicting a White House claim to justify his firing. When asked about the Trump administration’s assertion that Comey had lost the confidence of FBI staff, Andrew McCabe said, “No, sir, that is not accurate.”
McCabe, who has worked for the FBI for 21 years, has been serving as its acting director since President Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday evening.
Sanders also said the highly publicized investigation into the Russian government’s interference with last year’s presidential election is “probably one of the smallest things” for the FBI right now.
McCabe also challenged this claim and said that Comey’s dismissal will not impede the investigation.
“We consider it to be a highly significant investigation,” McCabe said.
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