When former FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump, deputy director Andrew McCabe was tapped to fill the role of acting FBI director until Trump’s chosen nominee could be approved by a slow-walking Senate.
Things are already not looking so good for McCabe going forward though, as he is the subject of three separate Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed against the Justice Department by a conservative watchdog group, according to Law Newz.
The three lawsuits stemmed from unanswered FOIA requests originally filed by Judicial Watch in October 2016 seeking specific records on McCabe. The records involved his potential relationship and conflict of interest with the Democrat party and Democrat Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, in terms of their connection to McCabe’s wife’s failed run for state Senate in Virginia.
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“There are numerous questions about the ethics and judgement of the FBI’s top leadership, particularly Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated in a media release. “These new lawsuits will help Americans ‘watch the watchers’ at the powerful FBI.”
The first of the three lawsuits was filed on July 24 and sought any sort of official communications within the Justice Department related to any “ethical issues” regarding the political campaign of McCabe’s wife, Dr. Jill McCabe. She received substantial financial backing from associates of McAuliffe and the state Democrat apparatus, which is heavily influenced by the governor.
Specifically, the lawsuit demanded: “Any and all records of communication between FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and … [CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE]