Who is Andrew McCabe?
Andrew George McCabe was born on 18 March 1968, in Hartford, Connecticut USA, and is an attorney who served as the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2016 to early 2018. He was the Acting Director of the FBI after James Comey was dismissed.
The Riches of Andrew McCabe
Net worth ~$4 million, mostly earned through a successful career with the FBI from the mid-‘90s. According to reports, in 2018 he was fired from his position before his scheduled retirement, with many believing that the firing was politically motivated.
Early Life, Education, and Career BeginningsAndrew attended The Boiles School located in Jacksonville, Florida. and after matriculating in 1986 attended Duke University, graduating with his bachelor’s degree in 1990, and subsequently with his Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis three years later. While a part of law school, he interned at the US Department of Justice as a part of the criminal division.
After completing his studies, he was in a private law practice for three years before deciding to join the FBI in 1996. He began his career with the FBI in the New York Field Office where he was a part of the SWAT team, then in 2003 he became a supervisory special agent at the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force. He moved up to management positions over the next few years, including the FBI National Security Branch as well as the FBI Counterterrorism division.
In 2009, McCabe became the first director of the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, which was created after the ban on various interrogation techniques through the Department of Defense Directive 2310. He was a part of the investigation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and would eventually become Deputy Director in 2016. He was involved in the investigation on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, due to a potential conflict of interest. It was later revealed that he had no conflicts during the investigation.He would become the acting director of the FBI after President Donald Trump dismissed the previous director James Comey. He was considered to become director of the company however, he had disagreements with Trump which led to Trump repeatedly attacking McCabe through Twitter. A lot of the issues were due to the FBI being involved with the investigation in to a possible collusion between Trump and the Russians. He later met with new FBI Director Wray about a possible demotion which led him to step down and announce his retirement. He scheduled his retirement for his 50th birthday which would make him eligible for a pension, and then went on paid leave.
In 2018, several publications reported that Andrew was responsible for approving improper media disclosure tracing back to the disagreements of the FBI with the Justice Department. The report led to a recommendation that he would be fired which led McCabe to state in the media that the move is an effort to discredit him as a witness. He was dismissed less than two days before he could receive a full early pension from his career. He was then offered a security post in the congressional office of Marc Pocan, which led many of Trump’s opposition to believe that McCabe’s firing was a sure move that Trump is doing everything he can to discredit the FBI and the Special Counsel Investigation.
FBI Director Wray would later state to the media that the firing was not politically influenced, and it was just because Andrew lacked “candor”. Andrew would later issue a response disputing the conclusions of a report against him; his lawyer would state that the report was politicized under pressure from Trump, and he is intending to sue the Trump administration for wrongful termination, defamation, and many more charges.
Andrew is married to pediatrician Jill McCabe, who also tried her hand unsuccessfully as a Democratic candidate for the Virginia state senate in 2015. The couple have two children together. He is also known as a triathlete who has bikes 56 kilometers to work from his home in Virginia. He does not have any online presence or any social media accounts, which is likely due to the nature of his work which handles a lot of confidential elements. There are numerous accounts on websites such as Facebook with the name Andrew McCabe, but they are not related to him in any way.