In his first interview since his firing, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told CBS’ “60 Minutes” about the measures he took to ensure that the obstruction of justice probe he ordered into President Donald Trump and his campaign wouldn’t “vanish in the night” if Trump fired him.
“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion,” McCabe said. “That were I removed quickly, or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.”
“I wanted to make sure that our case was on solid ground and if somebody came in behind me and closed it and tried to walk away from it, they would not be able to do that without creating a record of why they made that decision,” he added.
McCabe described his distress after the election with the evidence that Russia had influenced the race on Trump’s behalf, and his certainty that investigators needed to go back and look for any obstruction by Trump or his campaign.
The clip is an excerpt of an interview that will air on CBS in full on Sunday.