Former FBI Leader Andrew McCabe Wins Back Pension in Lawsuit Settlement

Emily Dai
Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:13 PM

McCabe won back his pension Thursday after the Justice Department settled a lawsuit asserting McCabe was illegally fired.

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The United States District Court for the District of Columbia released the settlement agreement between former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and various components of the U.S. government. The Justice Department agreed to restore the full pension for McCabe, who was fired by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions just before McCabe’s retirement. The settlement arose from a civil lawsuit filed by McCabe, who argued he was illegally fired for political reasons.

You can read the parties’ joint motion here and below:

Emily Dai is a junior at New York University studying Politics and Economics. She is an intern at Lawfare.

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