September 29, 2022 6:01 am
Andrew McCabe wins back full pension after Trump firing

Andrew McCabe wins back full pension after Trump firing

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Andrew McCabe Director won back his pension in a settlement for his case arising out of his firings during the Trump administration more than 3 years ago.

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.

McCabe has denied intentionally deceiving anyone, was never criminally charged and blasted his firing as politically motivated.

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.

As part of the lawsuit, the federal government has agreed to rescind and vacate McCabe‘s firing, deem him as having retired in good standing and restore his full retirement pension.

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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