FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe steps down abruptly

Washington( CNN) FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has told FBI staff he is stepping down effective Monday — a move that astounded even those expecting his March retirement, generators tell CNN.

He was eligible to retire in March, but with his accumulated leave, he was able to step down earlier.

Trump learned about the retirement Monday morning, a White House official told CNN. The President did not answer a reporter’s subject at the White House about McCabe’s departure.