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March 14, 2018

FBI Disciplinary Panel Recommends Firing Andrew McCabe

But they're such dedicated, selfless professionals!

McCabe is technically still an employee, though using his vacation days to sit on leave until he becomes eligible for full benefits.

The FBI office that handles employee discipline has recommended firing the bureau's former deputy director over allegations that he authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to a reporter and misled investigators when asked about it -- though Justice Department officials are still reviewing the matter and have not come to a final decision, a person familiar with the case said.


McCabe was hoping to retire in just days, when he becomes eligible for his full benefits. If he is fired, he could lose his retirement benefits.

Commenters who know the federal system have told us that retirement benefits are calculated pro rata, so even if, hypothetically, McCabe were retroactively fired as of the day of his leave (which he probably could not be), we'd be talking about the difference between 100% of retirement benefits and 99.8% of retirement benefits.

Still, a firing, even after he's retired (is that possible?), would be a symbolic victory.

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