1. It was not immediately clear what led to McCabe's early exit. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a news conference Monday that Trump, a frequent critic of McCabe, did not play a role in McCabe's decision.
  2. CBS News reported McCabe was forced to step down in the wake of attacks by President Donald Trump and amid heightened scrutiny from Republicans watching special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible connections to Trump campaign officials.
  3. An unidentified source told CNN that FBI Director Christopher Wray told McCabe that "the writing was on the wall" and that "it was his move to make."
  4. David Bowditch, the No. 3 official in charge of the FBI, is expected to be promoted to fill McCabe's position, sources told NPR.
  5. McCabe has been repeatedly attacked by Trump since the fall of 2016, when it was revealed that his wife had accepted campaign contributions from the political action committee of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close Clinton ally, during a failed state Senate run.
  6. "The president stands by his previous comments, but in terms of the situation today ... (we have) no specific comments," Huckabee Sanders said Monday.
  7. McCabe started with the FBI in 1996 as a special agent in the New York division, where he investigated organized crime cases. He ran the FBI's Washington field office and served as head of its national security branch before becoming deputy director in 2016.

    He served as acting FBI director from May 2017 to August 2017 following Trump's dismissal of then-FBI Director James Comey.
  8. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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