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FBI’s No.2 ‘Quits’ Right Before Retirement: Is It Because of This ‘Explosive’ Memo?

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The number two man at the FBI stepped down Monday and may have been removed from his job, fueling speculation about an explosive congressional memo that could soon be released.

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was near retirement, but his departure comes earlier than expected, and one day after his boss, FBI Director Christopher Wray, viewed a 4-page memo suggesting serious abuse of government surveillance laws that named McCabe and others.

The memo, put together by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), is believed to detail how Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sought renewal of a FISA court-authorized surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.

Also reportedly named in the memo is McCabe and former FBI Director James Comey.

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