Attorney General William Barr made taking on the Deep State his top priority.
Barr’s investigating how the Obama administration and the FBI cooked up the Russian collusion hoax.
But William Barr was slapped with the one lawsuit that could end his career.
The Trump administration and the Department of Justice were rocked by twin lawsuits from disgraced former FBI officials.
First, former agent Peter Strzok – who oversaw the Russian collusion investigation and was fired after his biased conduct during the probe came to light – sued claiming his First Amendment and privacy rights were violated.
Next, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sued alleging then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him for politically motivated reasons.
McCabe’s lawsuit charged that “Trump, acting in an official capacity as President of the United States, is responsible and accountable for Defendants’ actions. Trump purposefully and intentionally caused the unlawful actions of Defendants and other Executive Branch subordinates that led to Plaintiff’s demotion and purported termination. It was Trump’s unconstitutional plan and scheme to discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees who were deemed to be his partisan opponents because they were not politically loyal to him. Plaintiff’s termination was a critical element of Trump’s plan and scheme.”
The lawsuit also alleges that President Trump’s Twitter intimidated Department of Justice officials into firing McCabe.
“Trump demanded [McCabe’s] personal allegiance, he sought retaliation when Plaintiff refused to give it, and [former Attorney General Jeff] Sessions, [FBI Director Christopher] 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 claimed. “Trump’s use of threats and accusations to cause his subordinates to act is memorialized in his tweets and other public documents, including the Special Counsel Report.”
Former Attorney General Sessions fired McCabe one day before McCabe was eligible to collect his pension after it was learned Inspector General Michael Horowitz reported McCabe lied to investigators about media leaks during the Clinton email investigation during the 2016 election.
After his termination McCabe then became a folk hero to the “resistance” to President Trump, and Trump haters pumped nearly a half million dollars into a GoFundMe account for McCabe’s legal expenses.
During his time as James Comey’s right-hand man, McCabe served as a key conspirator in the Deep State plot to overthrow President Trump.
Comey, McCabe, Strzok and Lisa Page – who carried on an affair with Strzok – formed the core of the anti-Trump resistance in the FBI.
All were fired.
Critics noted the off timing of McCabe and Stzrok’s lawsuits.
They both were filed in the same week just ahead of Inspector General Horowitz’s report on possible FISA abuses in obtaining a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Some pundits suspected that McCabe and Strzok know Horowitz’s report will be devastating and wanted to get out ahead of the bad news by filing these lawsuits.
Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.