Andrew McCabe has stepped down from his post as deputy director at the FBI after two years on the job, The New York Times reported Monday.
David Bowdich, FBI’s associate deputy director, has been named acting deputy chief, according to a notice issued by FBI Director Christopher Wray to the bureau.
The report said McCabe decided to go on leave until his retirement on March 18.
His departure comes as the Justice Department’s inspector general prepares to issue a report about the FBI’s 2016 investigation into the Trump campaign’s links to Russia and use of a private email server by former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the report noted.
McCabe previously served as associate deputy chief at the bureau before he assumed the deputy director role in February 2016 under the purview of former FBI Director James Comey.
He started his FBI career with the New York field office in 1996 and focused on organized crime investigations.
The 22-year FBI veteran also held roles within the Washington field office, counterterrorism division and the national security branch.