An FBI Official Was Fired 2 Days Before Retirement. But Politicians Have A Plan.

Andrew McCabe was fired Friday, two days before his retirement.

Democrats are stepping up to try to save Andrew McCabe's pension after the former FBI deputy director was fired this week two days before his scheduled retirement. McCabe had worked for the FBI for 21 years before being dismissed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday due to an alleged "lack of candor" while under oath. In contrast, McCabe characterized his termination as the result of a continued "war on the FBI."

While it is unclear if McCabe will receive his full government pension, he might still be eligible if he takes another position in the federal government. 

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Over the weekend, Democrats starting extending job offers to McCabe. Representative Mark Pocan tweeted Saturday that he would be willing to offer McCabe a two-day stint working on a report about organized crime in Washington, D.C. Representative Jamie Raskin mentioned his team is looking for special senior staff attorney. Congressman Seth Moulton didn't have a specific job lined up for McCabe, but noted that "the Sixth District of MA would benefit from the wisdom and talent of such an experienced public servant."

McCabe has served as the acting head of the agency since 2017 after James Comey was dismissed from the FBI. The 49-year-old was notified of his firing via press release. 

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