But Sanders said Trump stood by his criticism of McCabe and the White House had "some concerns" over McCabe's work at the bureau.
"Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars ($700,000) for his wife's political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives", Trump wrote.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, criticized by President Donald Trump and other Republicans for alleged bias against him and in favor of his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, has stepped down, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.
The president was silent for a moment and then turned on McCabe, suggesting he ask his wife how it feels to be a loser - an apparent reference to a failed campaign for state office in Virginia that McCabe's wife made in 2015.
A career civil servant McCabe was appointed deputy director in 2016.
A person close to the matter confirmed that McCabe will still formally retire in March, but is leaving the deputy director position now, and plans to use leave time to fill out his remaining time at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the newspaper that the IG report looks into actions taken by McCabe and other bureau officials during the campaign, when the FBI was probing both Hillary Clinton and the Trump camp's ties to Russian Federation.
Special prosecutor and former FBI director Robert Mueller is now in charge of leading the investigation.
The US leader has repeatedly called the allegations "fake news" and claimed the FBI was biased in pursuing the investigation. In December, McCabe was grilled behind closed doors by lawmakers on some of those panels for hours.
Democrats have said those inquires are meant to undermine and distract from Mueller's investigation.
The Justice Department's inspector general is conducting his own review into the FBI's handling of the Clinton investigation. His role supervising the email investigation has come under renewed scrutiny.
The FBI says McCabe followed the proper steps to avoid conflicts of interest.
Republicans have seized on text messages exchanged between the two as evidence of bias.
Strzok and Page used words like "idiot" and "loathsome human" to describe Trump during the campaign. Page left the investigatory team after her 45-day detail ended in July.
Bogdanovic is enjoying an under-the-radar rookie season, holding averages of 11.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, and three assists. "It's an honor to be a part of all-star week and to be participating in a game like that", Saric said.
One of the league's most dynamic floor leaders, he's leading the Trail Blazers in points (25.2) and assists (6.6). Hip-hop group N.E.R.D. announced Friday that it will perform at halftime of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game .
Despite the hard conditions, the second seed won by 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 and landed her first major title after 43 attempts. In Halep's case, she was the first player who had saved match points in multiple matches. "I can still smile".
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An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced to death a German woman of Moroccan origin for membership of Daesh , a spokesman said. However, Daeshcontinues to carry out bombings and other attacks in the country.
In the statement he voiced his concern that the board would become a " cheerleading squad and whitewash for government policy". Many are reluctant to return. "I believe that the Myanmar government has emphasised speed instead of systems", he said.
Spurs arrive in excellent form and have just one defeat in 12 games - that 4-1 defeat to Manchester City back in December. And Saturday's FA Cup clash will present him with another opportunity to endear himself to the Tottenham faithful.
The Motley Fool has the following options: long January 2020 $150 calls on Apple and short January 2020 $155 calls on Apple . In a surprising turn of events, Apple's iPhone 8 was found to have outperformed the iPhone X during the holiday season 2017.
After we heard rumors last month that Nelly was going to countersue the woman who falsely accused him of rape, the St. Greene first made her accusations against Nelly in October of 2017, and the rapper was arrested shortly thereafter.
Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy victor from Oklahoma , is among the top quarterback prospects available for the 2018 NFL Draft . But no piece of Denver's 2018 puzzle is more important than its quarterback. "Too bad it's on another team, it looks like".
While Bell Labs in the USA invented the modern photovoltaic cell in the 1950s, the industry has flourished elsewhere since. But GTM's research finds that the tariffs will reduce US installations about 10 percent over the next five years.
IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dies
The Swede was just 17 when he put his pocket money towards starting the company on his parents' farm in 1943. The business magnate was born in Pjatteryd in Smaland province, southern Sweden .
Korea's Olympic ice hockey diplomacy
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You can finally pre-order Apple's $349 HomePod smart speaker
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Maroubra detective fights for life after stabbing
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Watchdog asks for probe into Stormy Daniels fee
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Canada announces Pacific trade deal without US
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