Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe said in an interview Tuesday that he thought it was possible that President Trump was a Russian asset and that he thought "that's why we started our investigation ".
McCabe said in the past that the FBI had a good reason to launch a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was working with Russia and posed a potential threat to national security.
The former head of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" channel was asked if he thought Trump could still be a Russian asset. He said he was "impatient" to see the conclusion of the investigation of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.
Kellyanne Conway, a White House advisor, told the network that McCabe's comment was "barely". [worth] worthy of an answer. "
"He is a liar and a fugitive," she said.
GET THE FOX NEWS APP
McCabe was also asked if he thought Trump was fit to serve. He said it was not up to him to make the decision.
On Sunday, McCabe told CBS News' "60 Minutes" show that he had met with investigators after the dismissal of former FBI director James Comey.
"I was very worried about being able to place the case of Russia on an absolutely solid ground, indelibly," McCabe said. the night without trace. "
He added, "I wanted to make sure our case was solid and if someone came behind me and closed it and tried to get out of it, they could not do it without creating a trace of the reason they made that decision. "
McCabe was fired from the Department of Justice last year after being accused of misleading investigators during an internal investigation into a media disclosure. Trump criticized McCabe on Twitter, accusing the ex-official of plotting a shot with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.