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What to Make of the McCabe News

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January 29, 2018 1:59 p.m.

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down, effective immediately. He’ll be on “terminal leave” — on the agency’s payroll — until mid-March, when he’ll retire. Is McCabe’s departure unremarkable, “widely expected,” as The New York Times suggests? Or is this move a surprise, as CNN’s Steve Brusk tweets?

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