Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the proposal a "critical step" in reducing gun violence.
Sessions reportedly was under investigation because of questions about whether he mislead Congress during his confirmations hearings about contacts with Russians.
McCabe was a frequent target of President Donald Trump's attacks on Twitter.
"I strongly encourage federal prosecutors to use these statutes, when appropriate," Sessions says.
President Donald Trump said he's considering suing drugmakers for their role in fueling the opioid epidemic, sending pharma stocks tumbling.
Should Sessions, who recused himself from all matters related to the 2016 presidential campaign — which included anything involving the Clinton Foundation — have been able to fire McCabe at all? Vox goes deeper into this question.
Oliver promoted his book Sunday night on his show, claiming that Pence fosters a "hostility to LGBT rights."
Sessions testified before Congress in November 2017 that he "pushed back" against the proposal made by former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.
The president’s personal attorney said on Saturday that he hopes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
By firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe just days before his retirement, AG Jeff Sessions may have saved himself -- for now.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe two days before he was slated to retire, and become eligible for full pension benefits.
McCabe, who resigned as deputy director in January, remains on the federal payroll and is set to retire Sunday. If he were fired before then, his pension would be at risk.
Trump has parted with more top-level staff in his first year than any of his five most recent predecessors did in their respective first years.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out, ending a tumultuous tenure as America's top diplomat.
California Gov. Jerry Brown accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying Wednesday and vowed to fight the administration's sanctuary suit.
It's the first press briefing since new questions were raised about the White House staff, the Mueller probe and Stormy Daniels.
The Justice Department sued California over "sanctuary” policies that try to protect illegal immigrants against deportation.
In the past week, Trump lashed out at his attorney general and saw the resignation of a close White House aide.
Trump recently lost his communications director and staff secretary and has resumed bashing his attorney general.
The White House was not prepared for Trump's Thursday announcement of new tariffs, NBC reported.