Former U.S. intelligence chief and current White House adviser Peter M. McMahon has filed a $2.8 million lawsuit against the Trump campaign and its vice president, Mike Pence, claiming the Trump administration’s campaign “engaged in conduct that was reckless, criminal, and unlawful.”
In a filing on Tuesday, McMahon alleged that Pence “knowingly, willfully, and intentionally engaged in acts that were criminal, including, but not limited to, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, embezzlement, false statements, and other willful acts.”
The lawsuit says the Trump team engaged in “a widespread and systematic campaign of harassment, intimidation, harassment of campaign employees, and intimidation of campaign supporters, including in violation of the Constitution, the federal criminal laws, and the Constitution of the United States.”
The suit, filed in U..
S., alleges the Trump camp has “continued to violate its fiduciary duties by engaging in conduct designed to damage the credibility of Pence and to harm the reputation of the Trump Organization.”
It’s not the first time McMahon has been a target of Trump.
In August 2016, a New York judge granted a motion to dismiss a suit filed by McMahon’s wife, Catherine, alleging he had engaged in an “unlawful and retaliatory campaign of intimidation, threats, harassment, and death threats” against her in a failed attempt to block a lawsuit from her husband.
The suit was filed in federal court in Manhattan.