“I believe very strongly I was fired because of the steps we’ve just discussed,” McCabe said. “I was fired because I opened a case against the president of the United States.”

“So I have big problems with that report,” he continued. “I disagree with the conclusions they drew, and that is something that I’ll be raising in a civil lawsuit that I’ll be bringing against the Department of Justice.”

Guthrie pressed that the “detailed” report found McCabe did not tell the truth on four separate occasions, a charge McCabe denied. He said he could not explain away each case, “because of the lawsuit that we’re about to file.”