Former Deputy Director for the FBI, Andrew McCabe, had his attorney file a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the inspector general, and the FBI.
McCabe is suing for materials related to his termination. McCabe filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for the documents. McCabe's suit is for any and all documents used to justify his firing.His legal team has been working on a civil suit since March, but have chosen to hold off on filing for the time being.
As reported by washingtonexaminer.com
A lawyer for former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C. against the Justice Department and FBI.
According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit stems from the DOJ's failure to produce certain documents, requested by McCabe's lawyer David Snyder, pertaining to his January 2018 firing.
Snyder argues that DOJ officials are blocking the release of the documents in order to insulate the department from other lawsuits.
“Based on these fears, Defendants appear to have preemptively decided not to disclose the documents to Plaintiff," the suit reads.
Snyder told the AP he and McCabe will not, "create or adjudicate under secret law or procedure."
The suit comes just days before an explosive report from the DOJ's inspector general is set to be released.
McCabe worked for the FBI for more than 20 years, and was let go just prior to his planned retirement in March. The firing left McCabe without his health benefits, and delayed the receiving of his federal pension, which he was collecting upon turning 50. Some felt that while he deserved to be fired, that firing him right before his retirement was going too far.
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