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Fired Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe Sues Bureau and Justice Department


FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testifies before Congress.

By Allan Lengel

For the second time in a week, a high-profile, fired FBI agent is suing the FBI and Justice Department.

Fired acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is suing [2] the Justice Department and FBI over his firing last spring, asking that he be reinstated as deputy director of the FBI so he can earn a full pension, CNN reports [3]. McCabe was fired just two days before his retirement date so he wouldn’t be eligible to collect a pension.

McCabe’s lawsuit, filed Thursday, claims he was wrongfully discharged.

Earlier in the week, fired FBI agent Peter Strzok filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and bureau, claiming he was fired because of “unrelenting pressure from President Trump and his political allies in Congress and the media.”

The suit claims Strzok’s termination was politically motivated and violated two constitutional amendments, which he was deprived of by being fired.

See McCabe lawsuit [2]