WASHINGTON (AP) Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday night that a crime may have been committed when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaigns ties to Russia.
McCabe also said in the interview with 60 Minutes that the FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia, and therefore a possible national security threat, following the May 2017 firing of then-FBI Director James Comey.
And the idea is, if the president committed obstruction of justice, fired the director of the of the FBI to negatively impact or to shut down our investigation of Russias malign activity and possibly in support of his campaign, as a counterintelligence investigator you have to ask yourself, Why would a president of the United States do that? McCabe said.
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