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Andrew McCabe sues the Justice Department and the FBI

June 13, 2018

  Following the recommendation of the FBI Inspector General Andrew McCabe was fired by Jeff Sessions just days before he was set to retire with a full pension. According to this story Andrew McCabe is now suing the Justice Department and the FBI over his firing because they did not let him see the report. Here is more:

Lawyers representing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe filed a suit against the Justice Department and FBI on Tuesday, alleging that they wouldn’t give up files connected to his ouster.

McCabe’s lawyers claimed the Justice Department has denied access to the sought-after information out of concern that the documents could be later used against them, the lawsuit said. The suit also named the office of the DOJ inspector general.

“We don’t create or adjudicate under secret law or procedure,” David Snyder, a lawyer representing McCabe, told The Associated Press.

And here is more:

According to the lawsuit, McCabe’s firing came after “proceedings that violated federal law and departed from applicable administrative rules, standards, policies and procedures.” It noted that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires related documents to be produced for review.

“Defendants, however, have not disclosed those materials, whether proactively or upon request from Plaintiff as counsel for Mr. McCabe. That failure is contrary to law,” the lawsuit said. “It is incongruous with Defendants’ public, and repeated, representations to the effect that Mr. McCabe was dismissed from the FBI following an ‘extensive and fair investigation’ which was carried out ‘according to Department of Justice procedure.'”

McCabe’s lawyers signaled they wanted “immediate” access to documents including an inspector general manual outlining the guidelines governing the office and FBI policy guides on how disciplinary matters should be handled.

  This is not an unexpected move, in fact I would have thought it would have happened sooner, it is only natural that Andrew McCabe would do whatever he could to hold onto his government pension.

  If Andrew McCabe wants to see the report all he has to do is wait until tomorrow because the full report is due out and it could be very interesting to say the least.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2018 7:23 am

    I think McCabe wanted to review this report – A Report of Certain Allegations Relating to Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe before it was released, so he could contest the IG’s findings. Tomorrow’s report should be the Comey report.

    I think they did not file this earlier is because they were working on the immunity deal which has now fallen through.

    It will be interesting if McCabe seeks to delay his pending prosecution by the government. As I understand the US Attorney for DC has not presented this to a GJ. The US Attorney could also be waiting for tomorrow’s report and indict both Comey and McCabe.

    Link to IG McCabe Report
    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4437364-DOJ-IG-Report-on-former-FBI-Deputy-Director.html

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    • June 13, 2018 6:46 pm

      Thanks for the link. Interesting input about why he did not file a suit earlier, it makes sense.

      Like

  2. June 13, 2018 10:34 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • June 13, 2018 6:47 pm

      Thank you.

      Like

      • June 14, 2018 3:25 am

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. June 13, 2018 12:19 pm

    He won’t need it in GITMO.

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    • June 13, 2018 6:47 pm

      🙂 🙂 🙂

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  4. June 13, 2018 8:29 pm

    I think there is a lot more strategy than meets the eye here, Not sure what I am missing, but my intuition. Nothing is as it seems I have learned… we shall see…get the popcorn.

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    • June 14, 2018 5:37 am

      I don’t doubt there is more here than we are seeing, today should be interesting with the report coming out.

      Liked by 1 person

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