Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has filed suit against the FBI and DoJ for “unlawful termination.”
In his filing, McCabe stated that he believes the US remains a “a government of laws, and not of men,” Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 163 (1803.) He also stated he brought forth his case “to remedy Defendants’ unlawful retaliation for his refusal to pledge allegiance to a single man” (Trump).
McCabe’s suit alleges: “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” resulted in his termination. He stated Trump demanded McCabe’s “personal allegiance” then retaliated against him when McCabe refused to give it.
McCabe also claimed, “Sessions, Wray, and others served as Trump’s personal enforcers rather than the nation’s highest law enforcement officials, catering to Trump’s unlawful whims instead of honoring their oaths to uphold the Constitution.”
DoJ’s inspector general dismissed McCabe two days before his retirement date for “improper disclosure of information to the media and lack of candor to federal investigators.” His early dismissal prevented him from receiving his full law enforcement pension.
McCabe seeks reinstatement as Deputy Directors of the FBI, his personnel filed expunged, full retirement with related benefits, retroactive to March 17, 2018, and for the defendants to quit retaliating against him.
“[McCabe] told the world he was the one who authorized opening an investigation on the president’s role with respect to the Mueller investigation and Russian interference… The president must have felt very threatened by what McCabe did” – Chuck Rosenberg w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/MQmGV8oMeS
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) August 8, 2019