Andrew McCabe Fired! [F0 990]
Andrew McCabe was fired for cause, and then the IG is finding others that should be fired
The Inspector General had 568 pages of details, but he lacked any conviction in his conclusion. He paralleled the Comey conclusion. When Peter Strzok said in a email, he was going to stop Trump.
Yet, the IG found that didn't do anything for the prosecutors decisions.
And justice for All
Andrew McCabe fired by AG Sessions on Friday
The point of this article is not that Andrew McCabe was fired, but the contrast of what his retirement was in comparison to the retirements that tens of millions of people get from Social Security.
People on Social Security have to wait until they are sixty five years old or more. While Andrew McCabe as a Federal Worker qualified for early retirement at the age of fifty.
In twenty one years, McCabe went from being on a SWAT team to become the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This is quite a trip up the federal ladder, and after only twenty one years his pension is worth one point eight million dollars. There is no comparison in the Social Security System retirement.
For one thing, McCabe's days of working and contributing into the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) is over. Had he not been fired from the FBI his retirement money was vested, and he would receive the benefits without further work or contributions.
For Social Security by the way, he is still eligible for those Social Security benefits except he will have to wait longer to get them.
Social Security never vests and it is only there at the will of Congress. Remember it is basically a TAX, that wage earners pay as long as we earn a wage. What that means is literally true. Even after you receive the Social Security Retirement benefits, but you are working to supplement your retirement, you still pay these SS taxes under FICA.
McCabe would still have his health benefits under the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) and that alone beats Medicare.
Now, McCabe got fired and while the Sessions explanation is not the real reason he got fired, he is still fired. McCabe was the head of the private email server investigation for Hillary Clinton.
In 2015 July, McCabe was asst dir for the field office of Washington D.C. and then he became the Assoc deputy dir for the FBI. This brought his pay scale up to Level 4 ES.
Law enforcement Officers like McCabe get one point seven percent of their highest salary average for a period of three consecutive years for their first twenty years of service per year.
They also get one percent of of their highest average salary for each yr over 20 years of service. That is only one year as McCabe served only 21 years.
McCabe's estimated highest salary average is around one hundred and fifty eight thousand from 2015 to 2017.
In twenty one years of working as a federal law enforcement person, his reward is an annual pension of $55,230. And the one point eight million pension for Andrew McCabe is based on life expectancy of eight three years. This is based on an average life span for law enforcement officers. And it only takes twenty years of service to get early retirement. While SS has you waiting until you are sixty two for early retirement. That means that you start working in your teens, and for early retirement at sixty two you will have been working more than double what McCabe was working to get his early retirement.
The average monthly Social Security Benefit is about one thousand and one hundred dollars per month. About twenty percent of what McCabe would have gotten, had he not been fired.
McCabe was instrumental in making sure that Hillary Clinton never got indicted for her misuse of classified information on her private unsecured email server. McCabes wife received campaign money from a long standing ally of Hillary for her state senate campaign in Virginia. This was more than six hundred dollars and like Hillary she wasn't elected.
When Hillary Clinton was investigated by the FBI for her misuse of classified information, it was McCabe that was in charge of the investigation. He also received the Comey exoneration from then FBI director James Comey of Hillary Clinton. When the FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton, she was not put under oath, and NO records of the interview were recorded.
Comey also took a change in the investigation of Hillary Clinton from Peter Strzok head of the FBI counter intelligence from Gross Negligence as found in the statute to Extremely Careless. This was enough of a change for Comey to make sure that he didn't have to indict Hillary on Gross Negligence of Classified Information.
The term public servant has always been attached to the government worker. Whether in the federal government, state government or local government. Yet, in the case of Andrew McCabe, it is difficult to say that he acted like a public servant. It was more likely that he acted as the Master. He certainly was paid and treated like the master.
And that is true of most of the public servants. Look at the benefits they receive. They have defined benefits retirement under FERS. And they have a very expensive and robust health benefits under FEHB. They also have the most vacation and holidays of any non government workers in the country.
They also have more time off days than the non government workers.
And while most of the private sector works under an AT WIll Employment Contract, the government workers are immune to firing, and layoffs.
We will have to see whether ex FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe can actually get his pension benefits back after being fired.