Testifying this morning before the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Andrew McCabe contradicted the White House's claims that the agency had lost faith in the former director, James Comey. "I hold Director Comey in the absolute highest regard," McCabe told the committee. "Director Comey enjoyed broad support within the FBI."
Comey was abruptly dismissed on Tuesday, in a letter from President Donald Trump that read:
"While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau."
McCabe also assured the committee that he would not inform the president of ongoing investigations into whether Russia had any influence over the presidential election, calling his investigation "highly significant."