McCabe is ‘considering all options’ after firing
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is reportedly “considering all options” after getting a number of job offers from Democrats to ensure he gets his full retirement benefits.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on Friday, two days before he was set to retire. The attorney general said McCabe had disclosed unauthorized information to the press and not been completely honest with investigators from the inspector general’s office.
McCabe has said he had the authority to disclose the information and said his dismissal is part of an effort to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
On Saturday, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) announced he had offered for McCabe to work on election security for him.
Andrew call me. I could use a good two-day report on the biggest crime families in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/DYVP00Em0x
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) March 17, 2018
Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) have also extended job offers to McCabe.
To Andrew McCabe: If you need a federal job, call me on Monday. I am serious. We have to stand up to bullies like @realDonaldTrump & @jeffsessions @USAGSessions #Resist #twill #AndrewMcCabeFired #standuptobullies #chicago @Comey
— Luis V. Gutierrez (@RepGutierrez) March 17, 2018
Andrew McCabe: I have the need to hire a Special Senior Staff Attorney to help me with my work on the House Judiciary Committee dealing with threats to the Constitution and the rule of law in America. You’re perfect for the job. DM me.
— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) March 17, 2018
“My offer of employment to Mr. McCabe is a legitimate offer to work on election security,” Pocan said in a statement. “Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of American democracy and both Republicans and Democrats should be concerned about election integrity.”
Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) tweeted that he might consider hiring McCabe as well.
A spokeswoman for McCabe has not ruled out a job on the Hill and said “we are considering all options,” the Washington Post reported.
Because McCabe has worked in law enforcement for over 20 years and was fired so close to his retirement date, he might just need to work one day to receive his full retirement benefits.
McCabe was set to retire on his 50th birthday on Sunday.