FBI Director Christopher Wray has defrocked and demoted embattled deputy director Andrew McCabe, according to FBI sources.
McCabe, who has been a lightning rod of controversy in the last two years, is no longer running the show at the FBI as far as manning his previous sweeping daily responsibilities.
Under ex-FBI director James Comey, McCabe had unilateral control of the FBI, including counter terrorism. According to sources, that is no longer the case.
McCabe’s workload has been transferred among other Bureau hierarchy, according to FBI sources.
This internal demotion likely sets the stage for McCabe’s departure from the FBI, according to sources who say that an investigation by the United States Office of the Inspector General into McCabe’s dealings with Hillary Clinton’s campaign have yielded troubling revelations.
McCabe still maintains his title as deputy director, however, he is no longer assuming the responsibilities that go with that title.
Sources said McCabe may currently be negotiating an amicable exit from the FBI.
Wray, the newly-minted FBI director, was appointed by President Donald Trump. Wray decided to effectively demote McCabe and remove him from high-profile cases.
McCabe has come under fire on many fronts in recent months.
FBI sources said Wray no longer had confidence in McCabe’s ability to serve as second in command of the Bureau.
One federal law enforcement source called the OIG probe into McCabe’s associations with the Hillary Clinton campaign a “train wreck.”
One source said McCabe is on “borrowed time” at the FBI.