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Newly fired Andrew McCabe reportedly kept personal memos regarding Trump interactions

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe
Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe
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Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos regarding Trump that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey detailing interactions with him, the Associated Press has learned.

It was not immediately clear whether any of McCabe’s memos have been turned over to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, whose criminal investigation is examining Trump campaign ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice, or have been requested by Mueller.

McCabe’s memos include details of interactions with the president, among other topics, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation who wasn’t authorized to discuss the memos publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The disclosure Saturday came hours after Trump called McCabe’s firing by Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions as a “a great day for Democracy.” Sessions, acting on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials, acted two days before McCabe’s scheduled retirement date.

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