FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down, NBC News reported Monday. Last week it was reported that President Trump had encouraged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to pressure FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire McCabe, but Wray threatened to resign if McCabe was forced out.
McCabe was acting director of the FBI after former FBI Director James Comey was fired, and Trump and other Republicans reportedly want him gone because his wife ran for office as a Democrat. The president reportedly asked McCabe whom he voted for in the 2016 election during an Oval Office meeting last May.
McCabe was also notably behind a meeting between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and FBI investigators last January, which eventually resulted in the ousting of Flynn when it became clear he had lied to White House officials and could be blackmailed by the Russians. Jeva Lange
Update 1:23 p.m. ET: A person familiar with McCabe's departure told CBS News that he was "forced" out.