FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, criticised by US President Donald Trump for alleged bias against him and in favour of his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, has stepped down as the agency’s number two official, sources and reports say.
Andrew McCabe was acting FBI chief last year
White House says Donald Trump had no part in decision
President has previously hit out at McCabe’s wife’s connections to “Clinton puppets”
Mr McCabe had been expected to leave the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March.
He will remain on leave until his retirement date, a source said, speaking on condition of anonymity because a public announcement has not yet been made.