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McCabe Lawyer Claims Government Is Withholding Documents Related to Firing

McCabe has denied that he misled investigators, and his lawyers said he was cooperative and forthcoming in answering their questions

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    FBI Deputy Director Fired Two Days Before Retirement

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was a regular target of President Donald Trump's anger and criticism.

    (Published Saturday, March 17, 2018)

    A lawyer for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sued the Justice Department's inspector general and the FBI late Tuesday, claiming they are withholding documents related to McCabe's firing in March, NBC News reported.

    David Snyder said he has repeatedly tried to get copies of the rules and policies cited by Justice Department officials in recommending that Attorney General Jeff Sessions fire McCabe for misleading investigators looking into the leak of information about an aspect of the FBI's investigation of the Clinton Foundation.

    McCabe has denied that he misled investigators, and his lawyers said he was cooperative and forthcoming in answering their questions.

    McCabe abruptly resigned in January and Sessions fired him in March, 26 hours before he was due to retire. Federal prosecutors are now looking at whether McCabe should face criminal charges based on the report's conclusions that he lied.

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    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he misspoke during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump said he does "accept" the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Trump also said he needed to clarify that he didn't see a reason why the meddling "wouldn't be Russia." Trump had said the opposite a day earlier, prompting bipartisan backlash.

    (Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018)