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Andrew McCabe told the Senate he won't update them on the Russian investigation

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WATCH | Andre McCabe testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee

UPDATE 11:31 a.m. EST: 

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe side stepped a number of questions concerning the investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia as well as his communications with President Donald Trump. 

The one area where he did open up was on the question of whether or not Comey had lost the support of the rank in file, saying that Comey had been widely respected across the bureau. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is set to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee about different global threats on Thursday to discuss global threats. 

What normally would have been a pretty routine hearing has turned into something of a spectacle thanks to the sudden firing of former FBI Director James Comey amid a slew of questions about the the investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Reports suggest that the committee might have a hard time taking McCabe seriously as a credible leader of the bureau. 

According to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who said that McCabe was too partisan and that Democrats will not see him as credible. 

"He's got political problems because of (Virginia Gov. Terry) McAuliffe helping his wife and I don't think he's the person that should be taking over," Grassley told CNN.

McCabe's name has been floated as one to replace Comey at the top of the bureau. 

McCabe isn't exactly popular in any corner of social media. 

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