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CNN chief legal analyst Jeffery Toobin warned that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeJessie Liu resigns after nomination for Treasury post withdrawn: report Bull meets china shop: Roger Stone controversy follows a familiar pattern The Hill’s Morning Report – Sanders repeats with NH primary win, but with narrower victory MORE is in “a really perilous condition right now,” arguing President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillicon Valley: US hits Huawei with new charges | Judge orders Pentagon to halt ‘war cloud’ work amid Amazon challenge | IRS removes guidance on Fortnite game currency NASA astronaut reunites with dog after breaking record for longest space mission by a woman Trump says his ‘life would’ve been a lot easier’ if he picked Barr over Sessions MORE is targeting him for prosecution.

McCabe was ousted in 2018 by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who cited a report by the FBI’s inspector general that found McCabe without authority gave information to a news outlet and lied about the leak.

“Look, you can have grievances with James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBull meets china shop: Roger Stone controversy follows a familiar pattern The Hill’s Morning Report — Trump basks in acquittal; Dems eye recanvass in Iowa Trump holds White House ‘celebration’ for impeachment acquittal MORE,” Toobin told CNN anchor Don LemonDon Carlton LemonYang congratulates Romney for ‘voting his conscience and character’ in convicting Trump Jill Biden on Lindsey Graham: ‘We used to be great friends, and now he’s changed’ Conservative group: CNN’s Don Lemon segment shows what ‘elites of America think about the rest of the country’ MORE on Thursday night, referring to the former FBI director who was fired by Trump in 2017. “The idea [Comey] committed a crime is absurd. The person in a really perilous condition right now is the CNN contributor Andrew McCabe, who is under investigation from the U.S. Attorney’s office right now. And, you know, has had his case dangling out there.”

“The president obviously wants Andy McCabe prosecuted,” Toobin added. “And it’s just grotesque that you have the president of the United States behaving this way with the power of prosecution exercised in this way.”

Toobin’s comments come after four federal prosecutors resigned from the Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneTrump says his ‘life would’ve been a lot easier’ if he picked Barr over Sessions McConnell: Trump ‘ought to listen to’ Barr’s advice on DOJ tweets Federal judge pushes back against Trump criticism of handling of Roger Stone case MORE case following the Justice Department’s decision to back off the original recommendation for the longtime Trump associate to be sentenced to seven-to-nine years behind bars, which President Trump said was egregious after the recommendation was made public.

The president on Wednesday congratulated Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump says his ‘life would’ve been a lot easier’ if he picked Barr over Sessions McConnell: Trump ‘ought to listen to’ Barr’s advice on DOJ tweets Federal judge pushes back against Trump criticism of handling of Roger Stone case MORE for “taking charge” of the Stone case, which he dubbed “totally out of control” in a Wednesday tweet.

McCabe sued the Justice Department and FBI in August 2019, arguing that his termination was a politically motivated move stemming from Trump’s attacks against him and other Justice officials. The 51-year-old was hired as a CNN contributor a few weeks later.

CNN has signed several former intelligence officials in recent years, including former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperTrump predicts ‘historic’ conclusions from DOJ’s watchdog report on ‘spying’ The curious timeline for taking down Trump Fairness, tradition, and the Constitution demand the ‘whistleblower’ step forward MORE and deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken, who both served during the Obama administration. Other hires include former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersHillicon Valley: Judge approves T-Mobile, Sprint merger | FTC to review past Big Tech deals | State officials ask for more cybersecurity help | House nears draft bill on self-driving cars Bipartisan lawmakers introduce bill to combat cyberattacks on state and local governments Hillicon Valley: Feud between Bezos, Trump adviser escalates | Senate report says Obama officials ‘not well-postured’ for Russian hacking | Huawei sues Verizon | Key Republicans criticize Iowa app maker Shadow MORE (R-Mich.).

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