Democrat Offers McCabe a Job So He Can Keep Pension

And McCabe isn't ruling it out
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2018 9:46 AM CDT
Democrat's Offer May Allow Fired McCabe to Keep Pension
A file photo of Andrew McCabe.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

When Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, one of the points that drew attention is that the move came just two days before McCabe's retirement took effect, thus putting McCabe's federal pension in jeopardy. Now, however, a Democratic congressman is suggesting a work-around. Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin has offered the former FBI deputy director a temporary job to allow McCabe to "reach the needed length of service" and qualify for his full benefits, reports NBC15. It just might happen, notes the Washington Post, because a McCabe spokesperson says he is considering all his options.

“My offer of employment to Mr. McCabe is a legitimate offer to work on election security,” said Pocan in a statement. Other Democrats, including Rep. Seth Moulton, also have said they would consider hiring McCabe. The retirement rules were a little murky, but one former federal official familiar with them tells the Post that a temporary job would probably do the trick. It's possible that McCabe, who turned 50 on Sunday, would have to work only a day or two to qualify. (The president is criticizing "fake memos" reportedly kept by McCabe.)

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