McCabe did not return an Associated Press reporter's call seeking comment.
"How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin' James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife's campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?" "We have no personnel announcements at this time".
The New York Times first reported the Federal Bureau of Investigation recommendation.
The Justice Department declined to comment on the specific recommendation from the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility, which is responsible for employee disciplinary matters and is made up of career employees.
Ms Sanders also deflected questions about a report that Mr Trump asked Mr McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 election, saying the two "have had limited and pretty non-substantive conversations".
CBN News reported McCabe stepped down in January and has been on leave.
Eagles part with longtime TE Brent Celek
That deal will help absorb the additional salary that was added with the trade with the Seahawks to acquire Michael Bennett . This move will save the Eagles $4 million against the cap, as the 33-year-old tight end has $1 million coming to him still.
Horowitz told lawmakers during a November congressional hearing that he is aiming to release the report in the "March, April time period".
The situation now seems fraught for all involved.
He's been on leave until his retirement takes effect on March 18 and he can start collecting his pension, according to the New York Times, which reported the Federal Bureau of Investigation office's recommendation to fire him earlier Wednesday. The president remarked in December that McCabe was "racing the clock to retire with full benefits". "90 days to go?!"
While Trump has suggested that McCabe was a Clinton supporter, the justification for firing him ― ironically ― has to do with a decision he made that was damaging to Clinton and Obama appointees in the Justice Department.
The story presented McCabe as a complicated figure - one who lower level officials felt was stymieing their work, even though it detailed McCabe pushing back against Justice Department officials so the case could move forward.
The Wall Street Journal story was written by Devlin Barrett, who is now a reporter at The Washington Post. In this instance, though, it might have been viewed as inappropriate because the discussion was focused on an ongoing criminal investigation.