Biden’s DOJ Gives Former FBI Official Andrew McCabe Back His Pension, Benefits, and Erases Mention of Firing
Biden’s DOJ is acting like the guy didn’t leak sensitive information to the media. The IG found McCabe did it only for his benefit to make himself look good.
The Biden administration gave disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe his pension, benefits, and records will now show that he “retired” in March 2018 instead of getting fired.
Former President Donald Trump’s administration fired McCabe in March 2018 after an IG report found he “lacked candor” with others “about his authorization to leak sensitive information” about an FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
A lot of evidence led the IG to conclude that McCabe “knowingly and intentionally” misled investigators. Former FBI Director James Comey said he never gave McCabe permission to speak to the media.
The IG said McCabe leaked the information to “advance his personal interest at the expense of the Department leadership.” McCabe also “violated the FBI’s and Department’s media policy and constituted misconduct” as he tried to “make himself look good.”
McCabe was about to retire when then-AG Jeff Sessions fired him.
McCabe filed a lawsuit in August 2019:
McCabe accused former President Donald Trump of causing his subordinates at the DOJ to participate in an “unconstitutional plan and scheme” to have him fired in an August 2019 lawsuit. McCabe said that his removal by Sessions was part of a broader plan by Trump to “discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees who were deemed to be his partisan opponents because they were not politically loyal to him” in the suit against the DOJ, Attorney General William Barr, and FBI Director Christopher Wray. McCabe asked the judge to compel the DOJ to provide him with back pay, his full pension, and to expunge his record.
The Justice Department defended its 2018 firing of McCabe and sought to dismiss his lawsuit in November 2019.
“In the FBI, a lofty position does not lessen the need to abide by the ideals memorialized in its motto [“Fidelity, Loyalty, Bravery”]. To the contrary, the Deputy Director must lead first by example,” the Justice Department said of McCabe. The DOJ emphasized that “after a lengthy investigation, the Department’s Inspector General found, as detailed in a 34½-page report, that Plaintiff had repeatedly lacked candor under oath and not under oath in interviews with its investigators and with agents from the FBI’s Inspection Division.”
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in June 2020 that McCabe, briefly the temporary head of the FBI after Comey was fired, was “not fully candid” with him about the memos written by Comey about his conversations with Trump. These were the so-called “Comey Memos.”
The lawsuit never went anywhere because McCabe and Biden’s DOJ came to a soft agreement:
The 11-page agreement noted that it “is neither an admission of liability by Defendants nor a concession by Plaintiff that his claims are not well-founded” and claimed that it was signed because “the Parties wish to resolve this dispute amicably, without the costs and burdens that would result from further litigation.”
The DOJ will give McCabe back his pension and $200,000 in back pension pay
The department will also pay his lawyers $539,000.
McCabe will also get “a mounted version of his FBI badge and Senior Executive Service cufflinks.”
The DOJ will walk back the firing and change the FBI’s records to show McCabe worked at the department from July 1996 to March 2018 when he retired as FBI deputy director.DONATE
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