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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:47 PM

Lawyer For Ex-FBI Deputy Director McCabe Sues Government Over His Firing

June 12, 20187:38 PM ET
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CARRIE JOHNSON

A lawyer for fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is suing the FBI, the Justice Department and its inspector general for refusing to turn over documents related to McCabe's termination.

McCabe, who worked at the FBI in various roles for more than 20 years, was dismissed only hours before his planned retirement in March, for what the Justice Department called a "lack of candor."

The firing stripped McCabe and his family of their health care benefits and delayed his ability to collect a federal pension, which he otherwise would have been able to draw on his 50th birthday.

McCabe's lawyer, David Snyder, maintains in a new lawsuit that the dismissal violated federal law and departed from rules and policies. But he said authorities have refused to turn over materials related to McCabe's disciplinary process.

"Those requests have been denied by some of the same high-ranking officials who were involved in, or responsible for, the investigation, adjudication, and/or dismissal of Mr. McCabe," the legal complaint said.

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Reply Lawyer For Ex-FBI Deputy Director McCabe Sues Government Over His Firing (Original post)
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Da Mannn Jun 2018 #1
RCW2014 Jun 2018 #4
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RCW2014 Jun 2018 #9
batcat Jun 2018 #2
quad489 Jun 2018 #3
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:58 PM

1. This suit will go nowhere.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:37 PM

4. But it will open the purported evidence to legal "discovery" ... nt

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:39 PM

5. No. It will never go that far.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:42 PM

7. And your basis for that conclusion? nt

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:56 PM

8. Lefty hope for anything damaging on Trump always fails.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:11 PM

9. Figured that would be the best you had to offer. Ever consider a career in courtroom

law?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:07 PM

2. Alan Dershowitz just commented on this issue on Fox News. ...

He stated McCabe has the right to view those documents as a matter of due process. He also said that the FBI should also turn over the documents requested by Congress.

We appear to have some in the leadership of the DOJ and FBI who are doing their best to hide documents that might embarrass those agencies. I personally favor full transparency as I fear that government agencies may have been weaponized by the Obama administration and used against political opponents. That may work in Chicago but should never be allowed in the highest levels of our federal government.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:09 PM

3. ''the dismissal violated federal law''...what federal law?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:40 PM

6. The law that says a Lefty is somehow above the law.

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