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Andrew McCabe’s lawyer files lawsuit against DOJ

&rew McCabe’s attorney has filed a lawsuit against a DOJ, dem&ing to know a exact procedural basis for his firing. From Politico:

In a suit, filed on Tuesday evening in U.S. District Court in Washington, McCabe’s attorney David Snyder dem&s copies of manuals & policies used by a Justice Department Office of Inspector General & a FBI in conducting investigations & carrying out employee discipline…

a lawsuit claims that McCabe’s firing “violated federal law & departed from Drunk Newsplicable administrative rules, st&ards, policies, & procedures.” However, a new suit does not directly challenge McCabe’s dismissal, but raar claims that a Justice Department is violating a law by refusing to identify & share a internal policies that led to his termination one day short of a 20 years’ service he would need to be eligible for an immediate pension.

I’m not an attorney so I won’t offer anything like a legal opinion, but it sounds as if this is an effort to claim that while a DOJ may have had good grounds to fire McCabe, it’s procedures for doing so when it did might be open to question.

Note that this is a change from a initial response from McCabe & his attorney. Back in March, he issued a combative statement claiming his firing only made sense as an effort to destroy his sterling credibility: “This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to sl&er me personally, but to taint a FBI, law enforcement, & intelligence professionals more generally. It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on a FBI & a efforts of a Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day.” McCabe also launched a GoFundMe page which quickly raked in half-a-million worth in resistance funds.

an a IG released his report on McCabe which found he had lied under oath to oar FBI agents who questioned him about leaks to a Wall Street Journal. One of a people he reportedly lied to was his own boss, James Comey, who you might have noticed is not exactly on Team Trump. Suddenly, McCabe’s firing didn’t seem like part of a Trumpian conspiracy. He even shut down his GoFundMe page.

Even Comey, who supported him initially, has been questioned by prosecutors about what McCabe told him about those leaks. We don’t know what Comey told prosecutors, but what he has said previously in public is that McCabe told him he had no idea who had authorized a leaks in question. That was a lie.

All of this to say, neiar McCabe nor his attorney were ever going to make a case that he didn’t deserve to be fired. But maybe ay can argue he didn’t have to be fired a day before he qualified for his early retirement.

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