Former FBI agent Andrew McCabe, fired by Trump just before his retirement, will receive a an entire pension

It was announced that the Justice Department settled the 2019 lawsuit. The plaintiffs argued that the dismissal was in retaliation for McCabe


The former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe settled a lawsuit on Thursday in the Justice Department, restoring his full pension after he had been exiled without ceremony during his time in the Trump administration.

"Politics should never play a role in the fair administration of justice and civil service personnel decisions," McCabe stated in an announcement.

The former FBI employee Andrew McCabe to receive pension after being dismissed by Trump

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He said, "I hope that 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."

McCabe was dismissed in March of 2018 after being fired by the Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who accepted an internal FBI recommendation to be fired. McCabe was dismissed just two days before he scheduled to retire and became fully pension-eligible.

In the terms of the agreement that was reached, it was agreed that the Justice Department agreed to rescind McCabe's dismissal and annul his firing. make his employment records more current to reflect that he has completed his retirement in good standing, and reinstate his full retirement benefits which includes a lump sum payment of the benefits he would have received following his departure from the FBI. Additionally, the department agreed to revise McCabe's employment record to reflect his employment status as for a continuous period by the FBI since 1996, until his retirement in 2018.

McCabe was a subject of constant criticism from Trump was appointed the head of the FBI in 2017from May until August -- following the abrupt resignation director James Comey, who was overseeing the probe into Russian interference during the presidential race in 2016. Director Chris Wray then took over after being confirmed in the Senate.

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McCabe quit McCabe's position at the FBI in January of 2018, but continued to be on the payroll of the federal government prior to his official retirement date in came in the month of March. McCabe had been at the forefront in tension between White House and the FBI during the Russia investigation. He was also said to have been subject to pressure by Trump to step down.

McCabe filed a lawsuit in the year 2019 contending that he was unlawfully dismissed for being not sufficient faithful to Trump.

McCabe stated in the lawsuit that Trump requested to be a part of his "personal allegiance" and "sought retaliation" for having "refused to give it." McCabe further stated "Sessions, Wray, and others served as Trump's personal enforcers rather than the nation's highest law enforcement officials, catering to Trump's unlawful whims instead of honoring their oaths to uphold the Constitution."

An Justice Department spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comments.