Ex-acting FBI chief sues, saying Trump plotted to oust those he saw as disloyal
15:45, Friday, 09 August, 2019
Former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of Donald Trump’s ire, sued the FBI and the justice department on Thursday over his firing.
The lawsuit, the second this week from an ex-FBI official challenging the circumstances of his termination, says the firing was part of the president’s plan to rid the bureau of leaders he perceived as disloyal to him. “Trump demanded plaintiff’s personal allegiance, he sought retaliation when plaintiff refused to give it, and Sessions, Wray and others served as Trump’s personal enforcers rather than the nation’s highest law enforcement officials, catering to Trump’s unlawful whims instead of honoring their oaths to uphold the constitution,” the lawsuit says.