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Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig prepares to testify on the IRS budget before the Senate Finance Committee on April 7. On Thursday he'll face questions from a House committee on why the IRS audited two former FBI leaders who investigated Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Andrew McCabe, shown here in 2017, was fired in 2018 by the Trump administration hours before his retirement. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe wins retirement benefits and back pay in settlement

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has vowed to launch an investigation into whether officials at the Justice Department and the FBI were plotting a "bureaucratic coup" to oust President Trump. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director who was fired in 2018, says that he personally took steps to "safeguard" the bureau's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, in case his own head would be the next to roll. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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McCabe's 'The Threat' May Be Darkest Vision Of Trump Presidency Yet

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Michael Horowitz, the Department of Justice inspector general, swears in to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last year. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Government's Busy Watchdogs: What They Do And Where They Struggle

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Retired FBI Agent On McCabe Firing: 'Lack Of Candor Is A Serious Offense'

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