President Donald Trump again lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, calling them both "bad" guys.
Both men were convinced that the other was damaged by the events that had transpired and should step aside from the Russian Federation investigation, according to multiple sources.
McCabe was sacked by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein earlier this year after he reportedly leaked sensitive material regarding Hillary Clinton's email probe to the mainstream media.
McCabe's memos documenting the Rosenstein meeting were turned over to the special counsel Mueller.
That came days after a meeting where Rosenstein reportedly suggested secretly recording President Trump. McCabe is gone, but Rosenstein oversees Mueller to this very day. However, McCabe thought it was Rosenstein who should remove himself.
"T$3 he FBI's review has taken far longer than they led me to believe it would".
Neither man conceded the point, and according to the Washington Post, their relationship continued to sour.
McCabe was sacked this past March for what the Justice Department called a lack of candor after a report by the department's internal watchdog accused him of misleading investigators about his role in leaks to the news media relating to the investigation of the Clinton Foundation.
Trump has tried to undermine the FBI and Justice Department, calling their investigation of his presidential campaign and its possible connection to Russian Federation "a witch hunt".