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McCabe Filing Civil Lawsuit Against Justice Department: I Was Fired Because of Trump Investigation

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview on the Today show that is “about to file” a civil lawsuit against the Department of Justice over his firing.

NBC’s Savannah Guthrie pressed McCabe about his firing, noting that an inspector general’s report concluded he had showed a “lack of candor” about leaks to the Wall Street Journal.

McCabe defended his long career with the FBI, criticized the report, arguing that he was fired because he opened an investigation into President Donald Trump.

“I believe very strongly I was fired because of the steps we’ve just discussed,” McCabe said. “I was fired because I opened a case against the president of the United States.”

“So I have big problems with that report,” he continued. “I disagree with the conclusions they drew, and that is something that I’ll be raising in a civil lawsuit that I’ll be bringing against the Department of Justice.”

Guthrie pressed that the “detailed” report found McCabe did not tell the truth on four separate occasions, a charge McCabe denied. He said he could not explain away each case, “because of the lawsuit that we’re about to file.”

Watch above, via NBC.

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