Andrew McCabe sues DOJ: ‘Trump Demanded Personal Allegiance’
Andrew McCabe, the former FBI Deputy Director filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and the FBI Thursday over his dismissal from the bureau last year.
“Trump demanded Plaintiff’s [McCabe’s] personal allegiance, he sought retaliation when Plaintiff refused to give it, and 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,” the lawsuit says.
McCabe was fired by Jeff Sessions on March 16, 2018, after a DOJ inspector general report found he had repeatedly misstated his involvement in a leak to The Wall Street Journal regarding an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
The lawsuit by McCabe was filed two days after Peter Strzok filed a lawsuit arguing that the FBI caved to the “unrelenting pressure” of the president when it fired him.