Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has directly contradicted a claim by President Donald Trump who recently fired FBI Director James Comey, saying he lost the confidence of the “rank and file” of the agency.
Addressing the Senate Intelligence Committee, McCabe rejected the White House’s assertion that Comey “lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike.”
“I can confidently tell you that the vast majority of employees enjoyed a deep and positive connection to Director Comey,” he added, calling it “not accurate” to say otherwise,” he added, calling it the “greatest privilege” of his professional career to work with Comey.
Earlier in the hearing, McCabe refused to comment on Trump’s claim that he had been told he was not under investigation related to the probe of Russian actions in the 2016 US elections.
“The work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in…