By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions for serial dishonesty over sensitive material leaked to the media, has filed suit against the Trump administration allegedly wrongful termination.
McCabe, in his lawsuit, argues that his termination was the result of improper political meddling by POTUS Donald Trump, NPR reported.
JUST IN: Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe has filed a civil lawsuit against the Trump administration alleging wrongful termination.
He argues that his firing last year was the result of improper political interference by the president.
— NPR (@NPR) August 8, 2019
“It was Trump’s unconstitutional plan and scheme to discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees who were deemed to be his partisan opponents because they were not politically loyal to him,” says the suit.
Sessions fired McCabe in March 2018 just hours before his 50th birthday, in which he would have been fully vested with a pension and other taxpayer-provided benefits. The complaint alleges that McCabe isÂ “entitled to his full law enforcement pension and all other benefits, privileges, and rights currently being withheld.”
In explaining McCabe’s firing the following month, the Justice Department cited a “lack of candor” in the former deputy director’s interviews with investigators who were probing a 2016 media leak in the waning weeks of the presidential campaign related to a massive political scandal known popularly as “Spygate.”
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has said the leak about investigations into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation were done to advance McCabe’s “personal interests” at the expense of the department’s leadership.
Some note that the upcoming report from Horowitz’s office regarding alleged FBI malfeasance during the Clinton probe and Spygate will be “damning” to McCabe as well as former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by the president a few months after he was inaugurated in January 2017.
Both Comey and McCabe have been implicated as having played various roles in Spygate, which some evidence indicates was being run through Obama’s White House. They have also described the plot as a “coup attempt,” which the president himself has echoed.
The IG report is scathing for McCabe, who was rightly fired for lying multiple times, including under oath. Liberals contributed more than $500k to this man in an ill-informed fit of anti-Trump pique: https://t.co/mbW6PY0IQC
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 13, 2018
McCabe’s lawsuit comes after a similar complaint was filed earlier this week by fired FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok, who is also alleging wrongful termination.
Several text messages exchanged between Strzok and one-time paramour and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page indicate a plot to prevent Trump from winning the presidency, then undermining him with an “insurance policy” if he did win.
Analysts believe the policy that Strzok mentioned in a text was the Russian collusion narrative which former special counsel Robert Mueller said in a report earlier this year did not occur.
Former GOP lawmaker Trey Gowdy lambasted Strzok over his decision to sue his former employer for wrongful termination, saying that he should be angry with former special counsel Robert Mueller, who dismissed him from the â€œSpygateâ€ probe because of the anti-Trump texts.
â€œI mean, Mueller fired him. Remember? [Former FBI Director James] Comey said he would have fired him had he known about the texts,” Gowdy toldÂ Fox News.
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