Ex-FBI Deputy Director Sues Bureau, DOJ Over ‘Politically Motivated And Retaliatory Demotion’ And Firing


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Ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired in March 2018 after misleading investigators over his role in leaking to the press, is now suing the Bureau and the Department of Justice, claiming his firing was illegitimate.

The New York Times reported Thursday that McCabe claims in his lawsuit that the DOJ participated in a “politically motivated and retaliatory demotion in January 2018 and public firing in March 2018.” Further, he claimed President Donald Trump “purposefully and intentionally” pressured the DOJ into eventually firing him in order to discredit the investigation into whether he colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. The Special Counsel investigating the collusion determined there was no evidence.

McCabe has been making this claim since his firing. He told the Times shortly after he was let go that it was for political reasons. He also defended himself in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

One month after McCabe was fired, the DOJ’s Office of

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