May 10, 2017 – Andrew McCabe orders an obstruction of justice investigation into Trump, the next day he testifies there has been no interference to date

In Featured Timeline Entries, Investigations by Katie Weddington

Candid shot of Andrew McCabe for his 60 Minutes interview. (Credit: CBS News)

“Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says he ordered an obstruction of justice investigation into President Donald Trump [the day] after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017,  to ensure the Russia probe wouldn’t “vanish in the night without a trace.”

“I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground in an indelible fashion that, were I removed quickly or reassigned or fired, that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace,” McCabe told CBS News in a partial interview clip aired Thursday.

(…) While it had been previously reported that an obstruction of justice probe had been opened as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, McCabe’s disclosure was the first time he publicly addressed why he launched the investigation.” (Read more: US News, 2/14/2019)

The following day on May 11, 2017, McCabe testifies to the Senate Intelligence Committee and says there has been “no effort to impede our investigation to date.”