Kirsters Baish| In some breaking news, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department, the Inspector General, and the FBI as of Tuesday morning over his termination from the bureau. Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s much awaited report on the FBI’s conduct in handling the Hillary Clinton private server investigation is to be realized on June 14th.
Fox News reports that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s lawyers have officially filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice as well as the FBI as of Tuesday. They have alleged that they would not be handing over any files that are related to his “ouster.” The terminated FBI official’s lawyers have claimed that the DOJ did not allow him access to important information due to concern that these documents could possibly be used against them at a later date, as stated by the lawsuit. The lawsuit also targeted the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz.
One of Andrew McCabe’s lawyers, David Snyder, sent an email to the Associated Press which read, “We don’t create or adjudicate under secret law or procedure.”
The former FBI Deputy Director’s lawyers also claim that they need all the records since they “seek to vindicate Mr. McCabe’s rights and restore his good name.” They will also be considering taking further legal action over the “improper” firing of McCabe.
McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on March 16th, less than a day prior to his set retirement. McCabe served more than 20 years in the FBI in total.
McCabe was accused of lying under oath multiple times by Inspector General Horowitz in his mid-April report. Needless to say, the report didn’t sit well with McCabe.
As explained by the Gateway Pundit, “Andrew McCabe was subsequently criminally referred to the US Attorney’s office in DC by the Office of Inspector General.”
Chairman Chuck Grassley was sent a letter last Monday by McCabe’s attorney Michael Bromwich The letter asked that the Senate Judiciary Committee allow the former FBI official to have immunity from being prosecuted. In exchange, he would give his testimony at the Congressional hearing on the FBI’s conduct in their handling of the Clinton private server probe.
Bromwich also said in the letter that they were looking for an investigation to be opened into the Department of Justice’s source, who provided them with leaks on McCabe’s criminal referral to the United State Attorney’s office.
Take a look at what Alan Dershowitz had to say about the matter: