Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

McCabe to sue Trump admin for defamation, wrongful termination

McCabe to sue Trump admin for defamation, wrongful termination

Let's remember he's the ex-FBI official who the Trump administration accused of bias and unfairly targeting the president.

The Transparency Project, which seeks to hold lawyers accountable, filed a bar grievance in Pennsylvania asking that Mr. McCabe be permanently prohibited from renewing his law license. Why are they now at odds?

Comey - in a CNN interview - said that he could be a witness in a potential criminal case against McCabe. This is a criminal referral, meaning, that they, the IG, thought there was enough evidence collected to begin a criminal investigation, reported CNN's Laura Jarrett.

The inspector general's office referred its findings to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia for consideration of possible criminal charges.

Comey wrote in his book that as he weighed whether to charge Martha Stewart with such an offense in the early 2000s, he asked his deputy how many people in the United States had been indicted on charges of lying to federal investigators in the previous year. People familiar with the situation are saying the charges are not much of a reach. Additionally, POTUS stated that the report was a "disaster for both of them" and that they were getting "a little (lot) of their own medicine". Comey has not defended McCabe in recent interviews.

A spokesman for the US attorney's office declined to comment.

McCabe has said he did not intentionally try to mislead investigators and that he believes he is facing retaliation because of his crucial role as a witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct the Russian Federation probe.

McCabe attorney Michael Bromwich on Friday spoke to reporters about the IG report and Comey's statements. Meanwhile, his friend Comey is on a nationwide self-adoration tour promoting his best-selling self-aggrandizing account of how he repeatedly saved America from the forces of darkness thanks to his moral superiority. Just this week, the president tweeted that Jim Comey was throwing McCabe under the bus when it came to the IG. "Jim Comey does not". "They relied on each other", Bromwich said.

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He added the countries "still have to talk about trade, and that the prime minister understands that". He then referenced the World Trade Organisation, saying "look how bad" that was for the US.

Lawyers for Comey did not return a message seeking comment. "Good people lie.I still believe Andrew McCabe is a good person, but the inspector general found that he lied, and there are severe consequences, as there should be throughout the government".

JOHNSON: Yeah. The inspector general made a criminal referral about McCabe's alleged false statements some weeks ago. "We are confident that, unless there is inappropriate pressure from high levels of the administration, the US Attorney's Office will conclude that it should decline to prosecute".

Though Bromwich sought to downplay the feud between his client and Comey, the former director's book tour made doing so hard. His excuses for the firing come under a cloud since it was recommended by the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility, based on the inspector general's findings.

BAIER: Quickly, Rudy Giuliani is telling reporters that he is only going to be on for a few weeks and that he's going to try to wrap up the Mueller investigation and clean up the loose ends and get Mueller to wrap this thing up. Browmwich said McCabe and his family have no health care as a result of his firing.

Bromwich, who served as the Justice Department's inspector general from 1994 to 1999, said he had never seen an internal DOJ disciplinary process progress so swiftly.

McCabe's team had, even before the inspector general's report was released, told investigators they were unfairly painting Comey as a "white knight carefully guarding Federal Bureau of Investigation information, while overlooking that Mr. McCabe's account is more credible".

The lawyer said that McCabe looked up to his onetime boss, former FBI Director James Comey, but that they remember differently their conversations about contacts with The Wall Street Journal in 2016 about the Clinton Foundation investigation. They said Comey had an "imperfect and inaccurate recollection" of events.

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