Andrew McCabe Sues Justice Department and Inspector General Over Firing…

In what can only be seen as a dubious political stunt, Andrew McCabe, through his attorney Michael Bromwich, is suing the DOJ and Inspector General for documents relating to his firing.   Apparently the 39-page IG report, documenting the reasoning, along with the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) isn’t enough for McCabe.

WASHINGTON DC – Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the FBI, the Justice Department and its inspector general, alleging the Trump administration violated procedures when it fired him in March just hours before his retirement.

The Justice Department cited “lack of candor” for dismissing Mr. McCabe, who had worked at the FBI for more than two decades. The firing upended Mr. McCabe’s ability to collect his benefits and pension.

In the 36-page complaint filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, his attorneys argue the Justice Department is refusing to hand over documents relating to the policies and procedures for Mr. McCabe’s dismissal because it fears further litigation.

“We don’t create or adjudicate under secret law or procedure,” David Snyder, a lawyer for Mr. McCabe, told The Associated Press.

The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  (read more)

Here’s the reason McCabe was fired:

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281 Responses to Andrew McCabe Sues Justice Department and Inspector General Over Firing…

  1. Concerned says:

    Proof Rosenstein Threatened to Subpoena Emails, Phone Records of Nunes and House Intel if They Didn’t Stop Investigation

    https://www.tapwires.com/2018/06/13/just-in-rosenstein-threatened-to-subpoena-emails-phone-records-of-nunes-and-house-intel-if-they-didnt-stop-investigation

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    • Amy2 says:

      Why is this guy still walking around as a government employee??

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      • Brent Hull says:

        Rosenstein makes a valid point if he were to face a criminal contempt of Congress charge, however, the yin to yang is that all of Rosenstein’s emails would also be subject to congressional subpoena.

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        • The only problem there is that Rosenstein did not mention contempt of congress charges.

          Here is what he said: “Going so far as to say that if the Committee likes being litigators, then ‘we [DOJ] too [are] litigators, and we will subpoena your records and your emails,’ referring to HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and Congress overall.”

          He simply did not like being subpoened, the requests coming to him in writing and him then being forced to respond in writing. That leaves too much of a public trail of his shennagens.

          What he did was to commit felony obstruction with that threat warning them to stop a legal investigation–This is no different than threatening a judge, prosecutor, a witness or a jury member in a proceeding.

          And with Sessions coming out and supporting this action, IMHO, he is also complicit…..

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        • Amy2 says:

          I would think that contempt would mean he would just need to turn over the documents. He would have to show why he wasn’t. What would subpoenaing (sp?) the staffers have to do with anything?

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  2. Concerned says:

    Unreal! Lameduck Paul Ryan Reaches Agreement – Will Allow Votes on Immigration and Amnesty Next Week

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/unreal-lameduck-paul-ryan-reaches-agreement-will-allow-votes-on-immigration-and-amnesty-next-week/

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  3. Concerned says:

    Fitton: Judicial Watch Uncovers Hidden Strzok Emails in Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Documents

    https://www.tapwires.com/2018/06/13/fitton-judicial-watch-uncovers-hidden-strzok-emails-in-clinton-lynch-tarmac-documents

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    • mr.piddles says:

      “This is exactly why our Discretion and Judgement are the foundation of the AG’s trust in our team, which is why we can never violate that trust, like the source did in this article.”

      “Our job is to protect the boss from harm and embarrassment.”

      Says all you need to know right there.

      This article is an appetizer for the sh*tshow that is about to debut at a Theatre Near You tomorrow. Horowitz has all this and oh so much more.

      Feel sorry for the 1000’s of FBI and other DOJ that work hard and actually take their jobs seriously, really. I know a couple. D.C. needs to be walled off like New York City was in that fantastic dystopian future action flick “Escape From New York” starring a hunky eyepatch-donning Kurt Russell.

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  4. hellinahandbasket says:

    “These people are stupid” – Q

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  5. Concerned says:

    One of the most interesting portions for me is:

    These emails are simply astonishing. No wonder the FBI hid them from the court and Judicial Watch. They show anti-Trump, pro-Clinton FBI Agent Peter Strzok admitting the decision not to prosecute the Clinton email issue was made back in April 2016 – long before Hillary Clinton was interviewed. And the new emails show that the FBI security had the political objective of protecting then-Director Comey from ‘embarrassment’—which is, frankly, disturbing.

    https://www.tapwires.com/2018/06/13/fitton-judicial-watch-uncovers-hidden-strzok-emails-in-clinton-lynch-tarmac-documents

    I think it is apparent that nothing at the DOJ and FBI has changed since Obama based on their efforts to hide information from the American Public under the heading of national security.

    https://www.tapwires.com/2018/06/13/fitton-judicial-watch-uncovers-hidden-strzok-emails-in-clinton-lynch-tarmac-documents

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      FIB is the most significant, imminent security risk to the USA today. It must be purged and/or dismantled down to atomic level. Every shred of information under its control needs to be removed, reviewed for humint operative risk, then all that can be released without endangering valuable humint resources must be released, unredacted to the public for independent review and analysis. People like SD, Katica, and several others have done far more for the rule of law than Rosie the Grifter has. It appears that Rosie the Grifter needs the McCabe treatment, stat!

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      • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

        If the Trump administration emerges from the midterms with more legislative power I am hoping they can slowly squeeze funding from the FBI thus forcing them to downsize. In the last two years they have been exposed as practically a separate entity within our government and an enforcer of the Deep State, IMO.
        Cripple their illegal intelligence gathering capabilities. SEVERE penalties for ANY illegal behavior.

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  6. Ospreyzone says:

    I think it’s highly unlikely there will be any criminal referrals coming from this IG report. Because the IG is required to immediately refer any crime he uncovers to prosecutors, and we’ve seen no other referrals, it’s likely that McCabe has been designated to take the fall by himself. Only a small fall, though, since lying to investigators is ridiculously shallow compared to falsifying 302 reports.

    Comey and Clapper’s continuous rhetoric is further evidence they feel safe from all but a scolding. As SD pointed out, the narrative has been set that Comey was “insubordinate,” meaning those above him were pure as the driven snow, and he merely failed to meet their high expectations. They can’t charge Comey, because he would roll immediately and take Lynch and Obama with him.

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    • Concerned says:

      Yes, this seems to have a high probability of occurring. Likely, the same people involved in determining Hillary Clinton was not guilty have already made the decision too.

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    • EternalVigilanc3 says:

      You are correct about the IG being required to refer crimes he discovers to prosecutors. Which tells me you are informed. However it seems you are attempting to gaslight. The reason being, you are informed of a key detail bout the IG but you fail to acknowledge there IS a prosecuter that the IG HAS been referring crimes to. His name is John Huber, he is the A.G. of Utah
      Here’s the link
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/29/breaking-ag-jeff-sessions-reveals-name-of-outside-dc-doj-prosecutor-assigned-to-horowitz-john-huber-from-utah/

      P.S. there is a handy search bar on the right side of the page. Search “AG Huber”

      PPS Are you gaslighting or just dealing with battered conservative syndrome?

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      • Ospreyzone says:

        I believe you’ll find that Mr. Huber has racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles, but little else. He cannot prosecute ANY of the key players in this drama in Utah. They must be prosecuted in the district in which alleged “crimes” were committed. That’s the law.

        If you think that there’s a Grand Jury in DC assembled for the purpose of prosecuting members of the FBI, DOJ, or the DNI, and that wouldn’t have leaked, well then there’s nothing more I can do for you.

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        • Roberto says:

          How do you know where the crimes were committed? What if they are RICO crimes which involve conspiracy? What about all the communications that go along with something like this. IOW: If a putative defendant so much as sent an email to Utah, or involved in any business even tangentially touching Utah, he can be prosecuted. I also seem to recall that Utah contains a huge server farm for US Gov.

          That’s the beauty of RICO. It’s my understanding that this is also why the head of the Bonnano crime family was prosecuted in NY rather than Arizona, where Joe Bonnano set up shop after leaving NY.

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  7. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    I just watched some more back and forth on FOX concerning the alleged threats from Rosenstein against the House Oversight committee and/ or their aides. I thought this was forgotten by now since the original dust-up was back in January(?) i believe.
    Is this a new concerted effort by WH / Congress to ramp up public opinion around the way DOJ is handling their affairs? Hopefully nobody actually believes that that will have any effect on Rosensteins (or Sessions) behavior regarding release of information.
    Still glad to see them have to defend themselves tho.

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  8. Steve says:

    This is insane. President needs to order the Fed Marshall Service to surround the DOJ and FBI building, don’t allow anyone to leave or enter, and ransack every office, confiscate every electronic device, then make it all public. If a source gets burned, too bad. It’s more important at this point to clean house and restore the publics faith in these institutions. Or, just disband them altogether, and rely on the Marshall service to run things from here on…

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    • Ospreyzone says:

      Because corrupt lawyers administer our system of justice, they are enormously proficient at gaming it. Prosecuting swamp attorneys who operate at this level is comparable to you or I playing chess with Bobby Fischer. There’s virtually no chance of winning, unless you’re willing to just dump over the table and punch him in the mouth.

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    • Dar Adal says:

      The problem with that is the U.S. Marshal service is part of the DOJ. Maybe James Mattis could arrange for a team of SpecOps folks.

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  9. Bugsdaddy says:

    “We don’t create or adjudicate under secret law or procedure,” David Snyder, a lawyer for Mr. McCabe, told The Associated Press.

    No….but Mueller does………

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    • fanbeav says:

      And so apparently does our DOJ and FBI! Not turning over documents and redacting items that are not “top secret”!

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      • Ospreyzone says:

        Nunes and company are engaged in a proverbial knife fight with sticks. They need to regroup and go in heavy. Call RR’s bluff. Cite him for contempt without further warning.

        Congress needs to “Alpha up” right now or they may as well just report to the DOJ.

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  10. scorpion99man says:

    Don’t forget that he said that he would bring others down with him. That should be interesting.

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  11. DR = Dump Rosenstein

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  12. Wayne Robinson says:

    Dumb ass asures himself of being agressivly prosecuted . His sentencing guidline just moved up two notches . What an idiot 🛴

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  13. SJM says:

    Equal Justice Under the Law ???

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018

    FBI Agent Sentenced for Falsifying Information When Applying for a Passport

    El PASO, Texas — Rhonda Lynn Chesser Lindstrom, 41, formerly of El Paso, Texas was sentenced Thursday, June 7, 2018, by Senior U.S. District Judge David Briones to four years’ probation and a $1,000 fine, on each count of the indictment, said terms to run concurrent, and to home confinement for a period of six months, following a four-day trial in March 2018, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

    Chesser Lindstrom was found guilty on three counts of false statement in application for a passport. In sentencing, the Court found Chesser Lindstrom had willfully obstructed justice.

    Because Chesser Lindstrom worked as a Special Agent in the El Paso FBI office, and presented cases to the Western District of Texas U.S. Attorney’s office, the Western District of Texas Assistant U.S. Attorneys were recused, and Northern District of Texas Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulina Jacobo was appointed as a Special Attorney to the Attorney General.

    According to evidence presented at trial, on June 10, 2014, Chesser Lindstrom personally appeared at the United States Department of State, El Paso Passport Agency (EPPA), and submitted an Application for a U.S. Passport. As required by the application, Chesser Lindstrom provided as proof of citizenship a State of Louisiana Birth Certificate issued on August 22, 2011. The date of birth on the birth certificate was August 26, 1977. As proof of identity, Chesser Lindstrom provided a State of Maryland Driver’s License with a date of birth of August 26, 1977.

    A Passport Specialist conducted a thorough and detailed review of Chesser Lindstrom’s Passport Application, and noticed that the birth certificate appeared to have been
    altered. Specifically, the birth certificate showed clear signs of handwritten alterations in three places, the birth number, birth date, and the file date. The birth certificate had erasures and numbers rewritten in the three places. Since it was obvious that the birth certificate was altered, the case was referred to the Fraud Prevention Manager (FPM)…..MORE:

    https://oig.justice.gov/press/2018/2018-06-12.pdf

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