McCabe accuses Trump officials of withholding evidence in lawsuit over firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeTrump allies assembled lists of officials considered disloyal to president: report Bill Barr is trying his best to be Trump's Roy Cohn Comey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' 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 BarrWilliam Pelham BarrRepublicans give Barr vote of confidence Hillicon Valley: Twitter falling short on pledge to verify primary candidates | Barr vows to make surveillance reforms after watchdog report | DHS cyber chief focused on 2020 Key juror questioned in Roger Stone case MORE and President TrumpDonald John TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far 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 SessionsGOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman President Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks On the Trail: Senate GOP hopefuls tie themselves to Trump 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.