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Trump accuses FBI deputy director of corruption in Clinton investigation

President Trump went after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in a series of tweets Saturday and Sunday, accusing him of corruption in the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server:

In subsequent tweets he referenced reports of McCabe's forthcoming retirement and quoted Fox News as saying McCabe promoted the Clinton campaign with his government email account:

McCabe is expected to retire after he becomes eligible for his pension in 2018. This is not the first time Trump has targeted him for criticism, but, as a career civil servant, he cannot be fired by the president.

McCabe's wife, Dr. Jill McCabe, did receive $450,000 for a 2015 state legislature campaign from a PAC run by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who was co-chair of Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign and chair of Hillary Clinton's run in 2008. However, Andrew McCabe did not have oversight of the Clinton emails investigation until after his wife lost her race, and while she was running the FBI said he "implemented a system of recusal from all FBI investigative matters involving Virginia politics" to avoid conflicts of interest.

Read more about what money Jill McCabe took from whom here at The Week.