McCabe to sue Trump admin for defamation, wrongful termination

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeMcCabe lawyer fires back at Trump: 'You need to stop lying’ The Hill's 12:30 Report Trump: McCabe should be under investigation for ties to Clinton MORE is planning to sue the Trump administration for defamation and wrongful termination, according to multiple media reports Friday.

McCabe’s lawyer Michael Bromwich told reporters that McCabe is also considering filing other civil claims.

He said the legal team hasn’t yet figured out when they’re going to file the lawsuits and is working on making them "solid."

“We’ll file when we’re ready,” Bromwich said, according to Axios.

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The attorney also announced the launch of a legal defense fund for McCabe, and hopes to transfer the money raised for McCabe's legal costs through a crowdfunding campaign started after his March firing to the official fund. 

Bromwich also accused opponents of McCabe, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpWH aides intentionally compose Trump tweets with grammatical mistakes: report Holder: DOJ, FBI should reject Trump's requests Ex-Trump campaign adviser rips claims of spy in campaign: It's 'embarrassing' MORE, of "continuing slander."

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDOJ, Trump reach deal on expanded Russia review Sally Yates: Trump has taken his ‘assault on the rule of law to a new level’ Stopping Robert Mueller to protect us all MORE fired McCabe last month after an inspector general report found he made an unauthorized disclosure to the media and was not forthcoming with federal investigators.

McCabe denied the allegations and said he was being targeted in an effort to undermine special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s probe into Russia's election interference.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released the report last week of McCabe's conduct at the FBI, alleging that he authorized a leak to the press to "advance his personal interests" and he misled investigators about the matter. Trump called the report a "disaster" for McCabe.

Horowitz issued a criminal referral to the U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. on Thursday related to McCabe’s conduct that his attorney called "unjustified."