Mar 18, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Andrew McCabe might still be able to get his pension


McCabe, escorted by Capitol police, on his way to testify before senators. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) has offered fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe a temporary job working on election security in his office “so that he can reach the needed length of service” to retire and receive his government pension, according to the Washington Post. A spokeswoman for McCabe told the Post: "We are considering all options."

Would it work? It seems so. McCabe held a law enforcement position with the federal government for more than the required 20 years, meaning that he'd only need to work until his 50th birthday to receive his full retirement benefits. And, per the Post's conversations with a former federal official, "The job doesn't matter so much as the fact that he's working within the federal government with the same retirement benefits until or after his 50th birthday."

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