McCabe accuses Trump officials of withholding evidence in lawsuit over firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeHillicon Valley: CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify before Senate | European Union police agency warns of increase in cybercrime | Twitter to remove posts hoping for Trump's death Graham officially schedules hearing on Trump's Supreme Court pick to start Oct. 12 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump eager to leave the hospital 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 BarrTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Steele dossier source insists he is not Russian agent: 'It's slander' Voting rights group files suit against Trump, administration officials alleging voter intimidation MORE and President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida 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 SessionsHarris walks fine line on Barrett as election nears The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump's erratic tweets upend stimulus talks; COVID-19 spreads in White House The Memo: Team Trump looks to Pence to steady ship in VP debate 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.