Fired Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is suing to get his job and pension back

Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe wants his job back — and a few other things.

McCabe on Thursday filed a lawsuit the Department of Justice and the FBI, accusing them of firing him last spring for "constitutionally improper motives." He was fired just hours before retiring and receiving a pension, and he claims it was all part of President Trump's "plan and scheme to discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees" Trump decided weren't "politically loyal," NPR reports.

A report from the Justice Department's inspector general accused McCabe of improperly discussing confidential information with media and misrepresenting himself to federal investigators, which it used to justify his firing. Yet McCabe claims that reason was contrived to get rid of him, and that then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions wasn't even authorized to dismiss him. After all, Trump had publicly derided McCabe in tweets, especially when McCabe's wife ran as a Democrat for Virginia's state senate in 2015, CNN notes.

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McCabe's lawsuit seeks his reinstatement as deputy director of the FBI to grant him a full pension. His suit comes just days after former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok also sued for his reinstatement and back pay after claiming he was fired for political reasons.

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