Monday, March 19, 2018

Congressman Offers McCabe Job to Save Pension

Democrats in Congress may have found a way to save former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's government pension, despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions firing him two days before he could qualify for it. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) on Saturday extended a federal job offer to McCabe, who has worked for the FBI for 21 years. Pocan wants McCabe to work with his office on election security. Should McCabe accept the offer, Pocan said in a statement it would allow the former FBI official to reach the length of service he needs to retire and collect his pension, estimated at $60,000 a year.

Comments

Bam!

"Andrew McCabe REHIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI -- A great day for Democracy,"

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-18 01:29 PM

Once again Trump discovers his impotency. McCabe will collect that pension long after Trump is no longer President

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-18 01:33 PM

Democrats. The party of government and the deep state.

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-03-18 06:43 PM

'Democrats. The party of government and the deep state."

From Fox News lips to your ears and then to your fingertips. "Deep state?" Hilarious! Visitor, when you have a thought of your own let us know. I won't hold my breath.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-19 06:52 AM


@#3 ... the deep state ...

So funny, especially since it was a report from that imagined "deep state" that AG Sessions relied upon as justification for the firing of Mr McCabe.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-03-19 12:05 PM

MAGA!!!!

(Mueller Ain't Going Away)

#6 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-03-19 12:20 PM

So much winning!

#7 | Posted by 726 at 2018-03-19 12:50 PM

A great day for America and cause for celebration. A government bureaucrat gets away with doing something for which any one of us common citizens would face imprisonment.

#8 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-03-19 01:12 PM

From Fox News lips to your ears and then to your fingertips.

#4 | POSTED BY DANNI

Sounds about right; never made it to anything resembling a brain.

#9 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-03-19 01:12 PM

I'm sorry but McCabe should have been fired. He made some pretty huge mistakes and oversteps in going against policy.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-03-19 01:27 PM

A great day for America and cause for celebration. A government bureaucrat gets away with doing something for which any one of us common citizens would face imprisonment.

#8 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

He didn't break the law, you putz.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-03-19 01:28 PM

He didn't lose his pension.

#12 | Posted by homerj at 2018-03-19 01:37 PM

He didn't break the law, you putz.

#11 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

He might have if he lied to congress under oath.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-03-19 01:43 PM

Just in terms of sheer pettiness, the firing of McCabe is as disappointing as the behavior of any President I can remember. Totally gratuitous, unnecessary, vindictive and classless. But then again, this is Trump we are talking about.

#14 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-03-19 01:43 PM

Because what he did, lie to the FBI and congress, are only illegal if ordinary citizens do it. FBI agents and other government officials apparently don't have to obey the same rules as the rest of us and that's cause for celebration for some.

#15 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-03-19 01:45 PM

-------- Visitor. If he is guilty of a crime, prosecute him. But don't play these petty -------- games two days before he has EARNED his retirement. Pretty petty of you to justify this kind of classless behavior.

#16 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-03-19 02:43 PM

-------- Visitor. If he is guilty of a crime, prosecute him. But don't play these petty -------- games two days before he has EARNED his retirement. Pretty petty of you to justify this kind of classless behavior.

#16 | POSTED BY MODER8

If McCabe's actions were REALLY bad, I could see firing him in this fashion. I read that the IG report is set to be released later this spring. I'll reserve judgement on this until then.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-03-19 02:57 PM

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#18 | Posted by Hrizvi at 2018-03-19 03:46 PM

McCabe was recommended for termination by the FBI's internal OPR for egregious violations of long standing policy against speaking to the press. Unlike Comey, McCabe was actually an agent and knew better. Comey never went to the academy and was never an agent because he was always a political appointee. What is petty is that they slow walked the action through the entire process only to drop the recommendation on Rosenstein's desk Friday. Now who's playing games.

As for the pension, he is not losing his pension. I think he would still get his government pension even if he murdered someone and went to prison. He is losing the bonus/stipend...whatever they call it, associated with his time in executive leadership. And I seriously doubt that some Congressman hiring him as a security consultant qualifies as executive leadership.

#19 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-03-19 04:47 PM

FBI's internal OPR -- I bet other FBI agents don't like liars either; makes them look bad.

#20 | Posted by homerj at 2018-03-19 05:13 PM

I'll let the details play out in the courts and in the news but I'm still glad that Trump and associates didn't get to deprive this man of his pension just because he was willing to speak out against them. There are ways to go about that which don't include just firing someone a day or two before he qualifies for his pension, I don't care who you are, if you support that type of action you're scum.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-19 05:16 PM

#19 | POSTED BY BOGEY1355 AT 2018-03-19 04:47 PM | FLAG: Additional info: The Inspector General is an obama appointee and the head of the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility is a Mueller appointee. All you Trump and Sessions haters take note.

#22 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-03-19 05:24 PM

"What is petty is that they slow walked the action through the entire process only to drop the recommendation on Rosenstein's desk Friday. Now who's playing games."

You may be fooled but you are not fooling us. This firing is unprecedented in the history of the FBI. No one has ever been fired on a Friday night at 10 pm before the IG report had even come out. There are so many things wrong here. Trump has already admitted that he wanted McCabe fired. The firing was political pure and simple.

The truth will come out. I can't say it better than this...

"When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America...America will triumph over you."

-- John Brennan

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-19 07:15 PM

I'm sorry but McCabe should have been fired. He made some pretty huge mistakes and oversteps in going against policy.

Agreed. It's just the timing that is "suspicious".

A person's retirement should not terminate an investigation into their wrongdoings. If the investigation proves that the person violated the rules, pension benefits should be clawed back in proportion to when the offense occurred relative to the length of service. In McCabe's case, his firing should not have been accelerated just to deny him a full pension. Once the IG report was published and wrongdoing was properly demonstrated, he should have been disciplined by clawing back "full" pension benefits since the wrongdoing took place prior to him turning 50.

#24 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-03-20 07:12 AM

Donald Trump likes to twist a knife when he came. It's all as simple as that.

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2018-03-20 07:34 AM

"When he came"

Now that was just pereverse.

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2018-03-20 07:35 AM

"I'm sorry but McCabe should have been fired. He made some pretty huge mistakes and oversteps in going against policy."

Link? What "huge mistakes"?

At this point we have seen no evidence that McCabe has done anything wrong or that support the extreme action of immediate termination. He served honorably for 20 years.

His "firing" will be overturned.

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-20 07:47 AM

The funny thing is that in Trump's play to try to deny McCabe his pension, he also guaranteed him a big payday for the eventual book deal and speaking engagements. Not many would have cared about McCabe before but thanks to Trump he will now be in high demand.

#28 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-03-21 12:23 AM

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