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Andrew McCabe sued the FBI and DOJ
Former FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe against the DOJ, FBI for wrongful termination and defamation; Ed Henry reported.
Lawyers representing former FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of justice and the FBI on Tuesday, claiming that she would not give up files connected to his fall.
McCabe’s lawyers alleged that the judiciary has no access to the information sought from the concern that the documents could later be used against them, the lawsuit said. The suit also the office of the DOJ inspector General.
“We do not have to create or decide under secret law or procedure,” David Snyder, an attorney McCabe, told The Associated Press.
A representative of the Ministry of justice did not answer immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
McCabe was fired in March, just a few days shy of his resignation of attorney General Jeff Sessions, after it was reported that McCabe had a story to the press, and later lied to the former FBI Director, James Comey.
His dismissal, a report by the inspector general ‘ s office at the beginning of this year, concluded McCabe repeated to investigators, deceived. It referred the matter for criminal prosecution to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington. McCabe has denied the allegations and said that if he thought his answers were misunderstood, in interviews with investigators, he tried to correct the record.
According to the lawsuit, the McCabe came out firing after the “procedure, violated Federal law and received by the applicable administrative rules, standards, policies and procedures.” He noted that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), to be produced requires the associated documents for review.
“The defendants have, however, no disclosure of these materials, whether proactively or on request by the plaintiff as legal counsel for Mr. McCabe. The failure is prohibited and contrary to law,” the lawsuit. “It is incongruous with the defendant, the public, and repeated representations procedure has been carried out to the effect that Mr. McCabe was released by the FBI after a full and fair investigation,” ‘according to the Department of Justice.'”
McCabe’s lawyers indicated that they wanted to “immediately” access to documents, including a general inspector manual outlines the guidelines for the office-and the FBI’s political leaders, such as disciplinary matters should be handled.
McCabe’s lawyers said they wanted the records, as they “try to justify Mr McCabe is the rights and the restoration of his good name,” and as they weighed whether to take further legal steps.
Fox News’ Jenny Buchholz, Bill Mears, Paulina Dedaj and The Associated Press contributed to this report.