Ex-Deputy FBI Director McCabe Files Complaint Against Trump's DOJ for Refusing to Turn Over Documents Related to His Firing

"Defendants appear to have preemptively decided not to disclose the documents to Plaintiff."

The Department of Justice isrefusing to provide documents to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s legal team related to his firing, the Associated Press reports.

According to a complaint filed Tuesday, the Justice Department has failed to provide documents on the politics and procedures followed to dismiss McCabe in .March. McCabe’s lawyers say the government is withholding the information “for fear that the materials could be used against them in any additional lawsuits.”

"Defendants fear that disclosure to Plaintiff of the documents at issue will place Defendants and others at risk in any proceedings brought against them by Mr. McCabe," the complaint reads. ”Based on these fears, Defendants appear to have preemptively decided not to disclose the documents to Plaintiff."

"We don't create or adjudicate under secret law or procedure," attorney David Snyder said. 

McCabe’s lawyers "seek to vindicate Mr. McCabe's rights and restore his good name” after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him just days before he was set to collect his full pension.  

 

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Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @lizacisms.