McCabe stated that Trump's public comments and the decision to fire James Comey led McCabe to open the inquiry into Russian collusion.
A former FBI official who worked closely with Andrew McCabe is criticizing the former FBI deputy director for revealing details of a classified briefing in which the Gang of Eight was informed of an investigation into President Donald Trump.
“I’ve been a little surprised at how much he’s saying about the ongoing investigation, about the Gang of Eight briefing he has described,” former FBI deputy general counsel Greg Bower told CNN on Wednesday.
“He’s clearly trying to sell a book, and he’s on a book tour,” Bower added of McCabe.
During several interviews and in his book, McCabe revealed that in May 2017, he briefed the Gang of Eight, which consists of leading members of Congress, about an FBI counterintelligence investigation into Trump.