McCabe Was Just Offered A Job By A Congressman So He Can Get His Full Retirement


That’s one way of protesting Andrew McCabe’s firingas deputy FBI director, roughly a day before he was set to retire: At least one Democratic congressman has offered McCabe a temporary job so he can get full retirement benefits – and McCabe appears to be considering.

Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., announced Saturday afternoon that he has offered McCabe a job to work on election security in his office, “so that he can reach the needed length of service” to retire.

“My offer of employment to Mr. McCabe is a legitimate offer to work on election security,” Pocan said in a statement. “Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of American democracy and both Republicans and Democrats should be concerned about election integrity.”

A spokeswoman for McCabe, Melissa Schwartz, didn’t immediately rule out a job with one of the most liberal members of Congress, which might only need to last for a day or so for him to get his full retirement benefits: “We are considering all options.”

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., tweeted that he’d consider hiring McCabe, too.

It’s not immediately clear if getting fired from the FBI on a Friday and going to work on Capitol Hill on a Monday would solve McCabe’s problems for certain, though at least one former federal official with knowledge of retirement rules says it probably would.

McCabe’s team is confident that he had at least 20 years of law enforcement work under his belt – defined as carrying a weapon or supervising people who do – which made him eligible to retire on his 50th birthday on Sunday, with full retirement benefits.

With those 20 years, he would need to just go to work with the federal government for another day or so in any job he pleases, whether that’s as a election security analyst for a Wisconsin congressman or a typist for a day, to get full benefits, said the former official. The job doesn’t matter so much as the fact that he’s working within the federal government with the same retirement benefits until or after his 50th birthday. (Though this former official stressed that it would probably look more ethical if McCabe worked for at least a pay period rather than just one day.)

McCabe began working at the FBI’s New York field office in 1996, was promoted to a supervisor position at the FBI’s headquarters in 2006, and held various jobs at the bureau until 2016, when he was named deputy director. His final job at the FBI was an executive perch that likely doesn’t count toward his law enforcement job, said the former retirement official.

McCabe stepped down from his FBI job in January amid attacks from President Donald Trump, but he had been using up accumulated leave to get to his birthday to receive full retirement benefits – a move Trump attacked him for on Twitter after The Washington Post reported his plans.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe late Friday night, about 26 hours before McCabe’s retirement, citing an inspector general report from the Justice Department that had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor – including under oath – on multiple occasions.”

McCabe spent hours at the FBI on Thursday pleading with officials to let him keep his job until he hit full retirement benefits.

On Saturday evening, a spokesman for Pocan said they hadn’t yet heard from McCabe on his job offer.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post · Amber Phillips


    • President Adam Schiff gave him the green light. The democrats never follow the law. It’s only those dumb loser Rinos that must follow the rules.
      Question: What have the Rinos gained by playing nice?
      Answer: NOTHING!
      The media still hates their guts and will attack attack attack. They (Republicans) are still labeled R A C I S T S!
      Advice: learn from the Democrats and do whatever it takes to get what you want. Hire a bulldog like Eric Holder and shove your policies down the Americans throats.

  1. Fire a person 2 days before he retires. That is the evil spiritedness of the Republican party and its subsidiary Fox news.

    • so there should be no consequences to his lying to the fbi and lying under oath?
      not only should he lose his pension he should be indicted just like anyone else who lies to the fbi

      • Exactly. If it was god forbid an Orthodox Jew that did the exact same thing, they would be staring at a 89 year prison sentence.
        The FBI needs to be totally overhauled. It is clear to any normal sane person that corruption has overtaken the FBI. Evidence comes out every day. We just saw how negligent and incompetent they were with the prior warnings about the Parkland school murderer.

    • It’s the DOJ who want him out immediately, not Trump. But that’s what you understand from Fake News who blame Trump on everything.

  2. The reaction is unreal. This guy is a bad cop and we should all look away and be nice? He used his job to subvert justice. At what point does he deserve retirement benifits? Can someone please tell me. He didn’t do his job. That’s why the office of personal responsibility, recommended his firing. Seriously?!?!


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