DOJ settlement awards SpyGate figure McCabe his pension back

Just The NewsFormer Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, settled a lawsuit with the Justice Department on Thursday, reinstating his full pension which he lost after being fired at the direction of former President Donald Trump.

According to the Associated Press, McCabe was fired following a report from the inspector general that he had authorized information to be leaked to a news reporter in 2018.

McCabe was fired only hours before he was set to retire from the Justice Department. His firing caused him to forfeit his retirement pension.

There's some speculation about what this means for Durham deciding whether or not McCabe gets criminally charged. I don't really see those things as connected. Main DOJ wants to protect the people involved. That's what this is. It's a settlement of a lawsuit, not any sense of clearing McCabe of wrongdoing. DOJ just wants to do a favor for one of their own by restoring his pension.

Durham will charge, or not, without getting involved one way or the other.

The fact that even the minimal punishment applied to McCabe for attempting to influence an election and then participating in the Mueller coup attempt was wiped out is infuriating, and it may well be meant as some kind of subtle hint to Durham that McCabe is protected. But I also don't think it's really necessary to read that far into it.

Durham may well have been warned off DOJ/FBI people in his investigation, but if so, I don't think that communication is happening by press release and coded settlement offers.

This entry was published Fri Oct 15 10:51:44 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-10-15 10:51:44.0. [Tweet]

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