Here’s another possibly key detail about everything going on – it turns out McCabe decided to retire after FBI Director Wray told him he was going to demote him.
And he was going to do that because of something he saw in the IG investigation:
In a recent conversation, Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, raised concerns about a forthcoming inspector general report examining the actions of Mr. McCabe and other senior F.B.I. officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, when the bureau was investigating both Hillary Clinton’s email use and the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia. In that discussion, according to one former law enforcement official close to Mr. McCabe, Mr. Wray suggested moving Mr. McCabe into another job, which would have been a demotion.
Instead, McCabe chose to retire.
But what did Wray see in that report, and how is it related to the memo? Methinks we will soon find out.