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A growing number of Democratic lawmakers is offering temporary jobs to displaced FBI agent Andrew McCabe in an attempt to help him secure a full state pension, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him just two days shy of his retirement.
It is not clear whether the Democratic proposals would work, or be accepted are allowed by McCabe. Asked by Fox News about the possibility of a source close to McCabe would only say that the former FBI Deputy Director is the “look at all the options.”
The idea was first floated Friday by MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, after the meetings, McCabe, said the attorney General is fired, “lacked openness − also under oath − to a variety of occasions.”
“A proposal by a McCabe-supporters: if a friendly member of Congress hired him for a week, he could possibly qualify for the pension with the extension of its service the extra days,” Mitchell tweeted.
A proposal of a McCabe-supporters: if a friendly member of Congress hired him for a week he might days you may qualify for the pension with the extension of its service the extra
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) March 17, 2018
McCabe was fired, just days before he would have been entitled to a pension for life, the importance of these benefits could now be in danger-something that Democrats are trying to prevent.
Sessions said the DOJ inspector General determines McCabe recommended was honest in his assessment of the Clinton-E-Mail investigation and the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility his fire.
Since then, at least four Democratic legislators are publicly offered jobs in their congressional offices.
“Andrew McCabe: If you have a Federal job, call me on Monday,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., tweeted. “I’m serious. We stand up to bullies like @realDonaldTrump & @Jeff sessions.”
Andrew McCabe: If you have a Federal job, give me a call on Monday. I’m serious. We stand up to bullies like @realDonaldTrump & @Jeff sessions @USAGSessions #resist #twill #AndrewMcCabeFired #standuptobullies #chicago @Comey are
— Luis V. Gutierrez (@RepGutierrez) March 17, 2018
Massachusetts Democratic Republic of the Seth Moulton answered the NBC-Mitchell and tweeted: “Would be happy to take this into account. The Sixth district of the MA would benefit from the wisdom and talent, an experienced official.”
Would be happy to take this into account. The Sixth district of the MA, the wisdom and the talent, so a seasoned officer would use. https://t.co/ynQWhdzQpC
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) March 17, 2018
Maryland’s democratic Republic Jamie Raskin tweeted: “Andrew McCabe: I need to rent 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. They are perfect for the job. DM me.”
Andrew McCabe: I need to rent 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. They are perfect for the job. DM me.
— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) March 17, 2018
Wisconsin democratic Republic of the Mark Pocan issued a press release on Saturday, said he extended an offer to McCabe, “so that he can reach the required length of service” for retirement.
“My offer of employment to Mr. McCabe is a legitimate offer to work on election security,” Pocan said. “Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of American democracy, and both Republicans and Democrats should be concerned about election integrity.”
The job idea was ridiculed by the Republicans.
“Wonderful idea,” Ari Fleischer, the former White House press secretary under George W. Bush, sarcastically tweeted. To rent “every member of Congress fired bureaucrats who lied to a general inspector in the course of a review by the government. Pensions honesty. A great slogan.”
What A Wonderful Idea. Every member of Congress to hire fired bureaucrats who lied to a general inspector in the course of a review by the government. Pensions honesty. A great slogan. https://t.co/0oMwBmZqek
— Ari Fleischer (@Arif Court Butcher) March 17, 2018
Sessions’ decision to fire McCabe came to the justice Department inspector General Michael Horowitz, the follow-up, office, Supervisory, investigation of the Clinton-E-Mail investigation.
Horowitz found that McCabe was not forthcoming on questions about the FBI probe, she was in Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of state. The inspector General of the finding triggered an FBI disciplinary process, it is recommended McCabe ‘ s burn.
On Friday, sessions said he accepted the recommendation and was McCabe for the manufacture of fire “is an unauthorized disclosure to the media” and lack of “openness − also under oath − to a variety of occasions.”
Fox News’ Jake Gibson and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.