McCabe accuses Trump officials of withholding evidence in lawsuit over firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeJohn Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' MORE has reportedly accused the Trump administration of withholding evidence in his lawsuit against the government over his dismissal in 2018.

McCabe's lawyer, Murad Hussain, said in court documents Tuesday that several agencies and officials, including FBI Director Christopher Wray, Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMajority of Republicans say 2020 election was invalid: poll Biden administration withdraws from Connecticut transgender athlete case Justice Department renews investigation into George Floyd's death: report MORE and President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE, have not turned over any materials he has asked for in the suit, according to CBS News.

"At this time, Plaintiff has assembled a small set of supporting evidence from his own records and from publicly available sources. However, much of the relevant evidence in this case is in Defendants' exclusive possession or the possession of current or former government officials," Hussain reportedly said.


Then-Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsManchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' Ocasio-Cortez targets Manchin over Haaland confirmation MORE, citing internal watchdog findings, fired McCabe just days before he was set to retire after more than two decades at the bureau. A Justice Department inspector general report said McCabe made a leak to the media “designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership.”

McCabe has argued that his firing was politically motivated and linked to Trump's persistent, public attacks on him.

The Hill has reached out to the White House, Justice Department and FBI for comment.