The US will restore the full pension of an FBI official who was fired during the Trump administration

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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s entire pension has been restored as part of a settlement of his lawsuit stemming from his firing more than three years ago during the Trump administration, according to his lawyers.

McCabe was fired in March 2018 after the Justice Department’s inspector general concluded he had authorised the release of information to a newspaper reporter and then misled internal investigators about his role in the leak. He was a frequent target of then-President Donald Trump’s ire. McCabe was fired by Jeff Sessions, the attorney general at the time, just hours before he was set to retire, effectively losing him his pension.

The settlement agreement overturns that decision, removes references to being fired from McCabe’s personnel file, and gives him legal standing.

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