Andrew McCabe suing over wrongful firing

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  1. JayMysterio macrumors 6502a

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    Well, this is interesting...
    https://www.npr.org/2019/08/08/6935...ccabe-sues-over-what-he-calls-wrongful-firing

    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has sued the Trump administration for what he calls his "unlawful" termination, arguing that his firing last year was the result of improper political interference by the president.

    "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," the complaint alleges.

    Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed McCabe in March 2018, only hours before his 50th birthday, when his full law enforcement pension would have vested. McCabe's filing argues that he is "entitled to his full law enforcement pension and all other benefits, privileges, and rights currently being withheld."

    In explaining the firing in April 2018, the Justice Department cited a "lack of candor" in McCabe's interviews with investigators looking into a 2016 media leak in the waning weeks of the presidential campaign.

    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the leak about investigations into Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation advanced McCabe's "personal interests" at the expense of the department's leadership.

    McCabe has said those allegations were a pretext to get rid of him after months of abuse from President Trump, who had singled him out as a political scapegoat in the 2016 campaign. After McCabe's dismissal
    , Trump wrote on Twitter that it was a "great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI."

    The timing is rather interesting with congress trying to sue to get him to testify.

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    Perhaps this may make him more cooperative? Or perhaps less cooperative if it affects his suit?
     
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    Well, it is his right. So yes, let him sue. ...And it seems he shall.

    The interesting thing is the other things that may fall out from this suit, especially at this time.
     
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    Andrew McCabe was fired for lying under oath to federal investigators and leaking details about pending investigations to the press.

    No lawsuit is going to change that.
     
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    I think that is the issue though, which is what the lawsuit is for. He believes the finding that were used to justify his findings were politically motivated. Which is his right to contest.
     
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    This was simply a Trump brand screwing. He loves screwing, especially people he deems as political opponents and women he can catch unawares. It’s how he swings. It’s the bastardly chicken **** thing to do. He feeds on it. It inflates him and gives his life meaning. :oops::eek:;):mad:
     
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    Didn’t he leak info to the press? This wouldn’t be covered by whistle blower laws.
     
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    It was what he was accused of in the findings he claims were politically motivated.

    I don't recall him being criminally charged for it though.

    Update:

    Part of Strzok's lawsuit points that while others have been supposedly fired for leaking info to the press, no such punishment was done to FBI officers in the NY office who leaked info about Hilary Clinton to the 45 campaign. Seems both lawsuits are really going to emphasize the seeming selective firing based on political reasoning.
     
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    I hadn't realized we can add Peter Strzok as suing as well...
    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-poli...ndrew-mccabe-peter-strzok-lawsuits-trump-barr

    Update:

    I also did not realize the texts that were leaked, and used heavily against Strzok were illegally obtained.
     

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