Andrew McCabe Biography

Andrew McCabe is an American attorney and former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He joined the FBI in 1996 and served in various roles, including as the FBI Acting Director for a brief period in 2017. Throughout his tenure as Deputy Director, McCabe faced criticism from President Trump due to his support for the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office. In 2018, he was dismissed by then US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, just hours before his scheduled retirement, on allegations of leaking classified information. McCabe has since denied the charges and filed a lawsuit claiming political influence in his dismissal.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Andrew George McCabe
  • Age: 55 Years, 55 Year Old Males
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Jill McCabe
  • Born Country: United States
  • Lawyers
  • Government Officials
  • U.S. State: Connecticut
  • City: Hartford, Connecticut

Childhood & Early Life

Andrew George McCabe was born on March 18, 1968, in Hartford, Connecticut. He attended ‘The Bolles School’ in Jacksonville, Florida (1986) and ‘Duke University’ (1990). McCabe received a ‘Juris Doctor’ degree from ‘Washington University’ in St. Louis in 1993. During his time at ‘Washington University,’ he interned under the criminal division of the ‘United States Department of Justice.’ After practicing law privately in Philadelphia for three years, McCabe joined the FBI.


McCabe joined the FBI SWAT team at the ‘New York Field Office’ in 1996. He held various management positions in three FBI offices, including the ‘National Security Branch,’ ‘Counterterrorism Division,’ and the ‘Washington Field Office.’ In 2009, he became the first director of the ‘High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group,’ where he led investigations that resulted in the arrest of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the prime suspect of the 2012 Benghazi attack. McCabe also played a role in the 2013 ‘Boston marathon bombing’ investigation.

In 2016, McCabe was named the FBI Deputy Director. During this time, his wife was a Democratic candidate for the 2015 Virginia State Senate, and McCabe was believed to oversee the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. However, FBI documents released in 2018 showed that McCabe did not oversee the Clinton email server probe and followed FBI protocol to avoid conflicts of interest.

In May 2017, McCabe became the acting director of the FBI after James Comey was dismissed by President Trump. Trump and McCabe were frequently at odds, with Trump pushing for McCabe’s removal due to conflicts during his wife’s Senate campaign. In January 2018, Attorney General James Sessions pressured FBI Director Christopher A. Wray to fire McCabe, but Wray refused and threatened to resign if McCabe was dismissed.

On January 29, 2018, McCabe announced his resignation as FBI Deputy Director, effective immediately. He was later recommended for dismissal by the ‘Office of Professional Responsibility’ of the FBI based on an ‘Office of Inspector General’ report that held him responsible for approving an improper media disclosure. McCabe disputed the report’s conclusions and filed a lawsuit against the US Justice Department for wrongful termination.

Family & Personal Life

McCabe is married to Jill McCabe, a pediatrician, and they have two children. He is also a triathlete and used to bike 35 miles to work from his home in Virginia.

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