‘This Is Just The Beginning’: McCabe’s Legal Team Reportedly Going After Trump

Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe two days before he was set to retire with a full lifetime payout. McCabe’s legal team says President Trump influence the decision and is reportedly looking to go after him with a lawsuit.

The lawsuit seemingly includes a defamation charge as McCabe’s lawyer, Michael Bromwich  revealed over social media.

“DOJ just issued the McCabe report – which is a total disaster. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey – McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!” Trump tweeted.

“Thank you for providing even more material for the defamation suit we are actively considering filing against you and your colleagues. Stay tuned,” Bromwich said in a response.

Per the Washington Examiner:

The counsel for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe warned Friday that this is “just the beginning,” and his team is considering taking legal action against President Trump, responding to the release of a Justice Department inspector general report which set up his client’s termination last month.

“We have for some time been actively considering filing civil lawsuits against the President and senior members of the Administration that would allege wrongful termination, defamation, Constitutional violations and more,” attorney Michael Bromwich wrote in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner.

Bromwich warned: “The distinguished Boies Schiller law firm has recently joined us in this project. This is just the beginning.”

“I have never before seen the type of rush to judgment – and rush to summary punishment – that we have witnessed in this case,” McCabe’s lawyer said shortly after his client was fired last month, Washington Examiner also reports. “The result of this deplorable rush to judgment is to terminate Mr. McCabe before his long-anticipated retirement and deny him of the full pension and retirement benefits he would have otherwise earned through his 21 years of devoted service to the FBI and this country.”

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Here’s more from Bromwich, via his statement:

The rushed decision to terminate Mr. McCabe was not only unfair to him and to his family; it has sent a profoundly troubling message to the DOJ and FBI workforce about the harshness and lack of proportionality of the disciplinary process. That troubling message was reinforced, and made toxic, by the President’s celebratory tweet hours after Mr. McCabe’s termination.

The President has publicly demanded results from the OIG. His comments have applied inappropriate pressure on that office and DOJ more generally. No one, not even an independent Inspector General, is fully immune from the type of political pressure that has been applied in Mr. McCabe’s case. When the President expressed his doubts about the OIG’s capacity to handle matters properly within its jurisdiction, he further tainted the process.

During the course of his 21-year career, Mr. McCabe stepped up to accept every challenge the FBI and this country presented. He served this country with courage and distinction in a series of difficult and important assignments, including as Acting Director after the President’s summary dismissal of Director Comey. Instead of conveying the thanks of a grateful nation, the President and the White House chose to subject Mr. McCabe to repeated ad hominem attacks, before and after his termination.

In the full context of this case, the termination of Mr. McCabe was completely unjustified. And the rush to fire him, at the goading of the President, was unworthy of the great traditions of the Department of Justice.