Disgraced Former FBI Deputy Director: I'm Suing Trump Because He Fired Me

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Posted: Aug 08, 2019 4:10 PM
Disgraced Former FBI Deputy Director: I'm Suing Trump Because He Fired Me

Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

The crybabies from the Obama Department of Justice are fighting back, but this is no noble crusade. They’re a bunch of liars and punks who disgraced the FBI with their antics. Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok filed a lawsuit for improper termination after he was dismissed for a deluge of anti-Trump texts in which he alluded to stopping a Trump presidency with his mistress, ex-bureau lawyer Lisa Page. Strzok started the counterintelligence probe into Russian collusion that ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller took over and was a key player in the Clinton email fiasco. Disgraced ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was fired by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions because, well, he lied under oath during an internal investigation concerning who at the DOJ was leaking information to The Wall Street Journal about a Clinton Foundation inquiry. Now, in McCabe's world, he thinks he was fired because Trump interfered (via NPR):

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.

DOJ 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 Justice leadership.

Where Strzok and McCabe link up in this little tale is their meetings about an “insurance policy,” which some suggest is a reference to the Trump dossier, a political opposition research document compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele that was funded by the Democrats and the Clinton campaign. This document, which was largely unverified, was cited as credible evidence in securing a FISA spy warrant against Carter Page, a former Trump campaign official. This is where another inspector general report, on FISA abuses under the Obama administration, is pending. It’s due out in September—and if I were a Democrat, I would be nervous. A lot of dirty laundry is about to be aired, and for all the nonsense talk about Russian collusion, it seems those activities were coming from inside the house. Or in this case, the J. Edgar Hoover Building.