(National Sentinel) Draining the Swamp: Rep. Trey Gowdy made a prediction Thursday evening that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who has recently been swept up in controversy, will be out of a job by next week.

During an appearance on Fox News, the South Carolina Republican said he believes McCabe will be fired before his scheduled appearance before a House committee next week.

“I’ll be a little bit surprised if he is still an employee of the FBI this time next week,” Gowdy told Fox News when asked his thoughts on McCabe’s upcoming hearing.

McCabe abruptly canceled a scheduled appearance before the House Intelligence Committee earlier this week.

A text exchange in August 2016 between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who were romantically involved with each other, appears to implicate McCabe in a plot to prevent then-GOP nominee Donald J. Trump from becoming president.

Sources told Fox News reporter Chad Pergram that they though McCabe canceled over fears he would be asked about recently-demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s wife, who worked for Democratic opposition research firm Fusion GPS last year during the presidential campaigns.

Fusion is responsible for the creation of the now-discredited “Trump dossier” which alleged Trump campaign ties to Russian government officials.

“FBI’s McCabe was expected to appear before Hse to Intel Cmte Tues. Now told he’s not coming. Expect subpoenas to compel McCabe to appear this wk. Source: “McCabe has an Ohr problem,” tweeted Pergram.

McCabe’s appearance was rescheduled for Dec. 19.

“We have a commitment, again, that McCabe is going to show up next Tuesday [Dec. 19] at 2:00,” Rep. Devin Nunes told Fox News.

“[S]o we will be following up with letters … if none of that is followed up with, then we will move forward with contempt and we will issue additional subpoenas,” added Nunes.

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