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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:50 AM

Lawsuit: Justice Dept. failed to give McCabe info on firing


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf Tuesday.

The complaint says the Justice Department has publicly defended the firing yet failed to identify for McCabe the policies and procedures it followed before dismissing him. The department has withheld the information, McCabe’s lawyers allege, for fear that the materials could be used against them in any additional lawsuits.

“We don’t create or adjudicate under secret law or procedure,” David Snyder, one of McCabe’s lawyers, said in an email to The Associated Press.

The case pits the career law enforcement official against a Justice Department that employed him for more than two decades. It refocuses attention on a firing last March that divided current and former Justice Department officials. And it signals that McCabe, repeatedly targeted for criticism and attacks by President Donald Trump in the last year, is determined to try to clear his name in court even as he faces a possible criminal probe into whether he intentionally misled internal investigators.


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DetlefK Jun 2018 #1

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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:56 AM

1. Wasn't he fired for "lack of candor?"

I read back then that "lack of candor" in the DOJ is an offense that warrants some sort of discipline but is not grave enough to warrant firing.

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