The conversation is said to be of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller.
McCabe became acting director of the FBI, after Trump abruptly fired Comey in May 2017. Trump reportedly asked McCabe to the White House for a meeting after he was named to the position.
At one point during the meeting, the conversation veered off course, according to the Washington Post. Trump reportedly asked McCabe whether he voted for him in 2016:
The two men exchanged pleasantries, but before long, Trump, according to several current and former U.S. officials, asked Andrew McCabe a pointed question: Whom did he vote for in the 2016 election?
McCabe said he didn’t vote, according to the officials, who, like others interviewed for this article, spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly about a sensitive matter.
The Post also reports that Trump got angry about a donation McCabe’s wife received from a political-action committee associated with then-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, an ally of Hillary Clinton. McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe, unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the Virginia state Senate in 2015, and received close to $500,000 from McAullife’s PAC.
McCabe reportedly told associates that he found his Oval Office interaction with the Trump “disturbing.” A source told the Washington Post that the conversation is of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller.
McCabe, now serving as the deputy FBI director, has become a regular target for Trump and his congressional GOP allies, who have tried to paint him as biased because of his wife’s political affiliations.
Vox’s Zack Beauchamp explained the beginnings of the conservative case against deputy director McCabe:
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