Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is facing possible firing just before his pension cuts in. He stands to lose 22 years of service if he gets the boot early. It is all in the hands of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and of course all the rules and regulations about firing a government employee.
You can say that Mr. McCabe has a fair to great chance that he will make his retirement date. Otherwise, the government would be looking at a possible Gray Panther case. That’s the ones where the elderly get fired so their pensions can be voided. There is a whole army of agents willing to take that on. Does Mr. McCabe deserve early termination?
As Written and Reported By the Associated Press:
With his retirement slated for Sunday, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe pleaded for his job at the Justice Department on Thursday, hoping to forestall his firing.
Disciplinary officials at the FBI have recommended that Justice Department bosses fire McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s criticism, ahead of his scheduled retirement. The termination, after more than 20 years on the job, could jeopardize his pension benefits.
McCabe was inside the Justice Department building with his lawyer to plead against the termination, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation.
An inspector general report that has not yet been released is expected to conclude that McCabe authorized FBI officials to speak with a Wall Street Journal reporter for an October 2016 story about differing views within the FBI and Justice Department on how aggressively the Clinton Foundation should be investigated. The report is also expected to allege that McCabe was not forthcoming with investigators with the inspector general’s office about that media leak, something ……
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