Andrew McCabe wins back full pension after Trump firing
McCabe, a frequent target of then-President Donald Trump’s ire, was fired in March 2018 by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the Justice Department’s inspector general determined he had misled internal investigators about his involvement in a news media leak. He was due to retire hours earlier than he was terminated, thus denying him his pension.
He sued 2019, claiming his firing were part of a Trump effort to rid the FBI of officials he deemed disloyal. McCabe was appointed acting director of the FBI following Trump’s firing James Comey. He was leading an investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 U.S presidential election.
A spokesperson for the Justice Department did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.
“Politics shouldn’t play a part in the fair Administration of justice and civil service personnel decision making,” McCabe stated in a statement. He added that he hopes “this result encourages the men and women of the FBI to continue to protect the American people by standing up for the truth and doing their jobs without fear of political retaliation.”
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