McCabe Can Continue Suit Claiming FBI Firing Was Political

By Mike LaSusa (September 24, 2020, 11:23 PM EDT) -- Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe can go ahead with a suit alleging he was illegally fired for refusing to bend the partisan knee to President Donald Trump, a Washington, D.C., federal court ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss did not look favorably on the government's attempt to argue that McCabe's case is barred under the Civil Service Reform Act, which sets out specific procedures for firing federal employees.

McCabe "asserts only constitutional claims, and thus the CSRA's channeling rules for statutory and regulatory employment-related claims have nothing to do with this case," the judge said. "Perhaps acknowledging that...

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