Friday, March 16, 2018

Little legal recourse for FBI’s McCabe if fired right before retirement

AG Sessions needs to fire McCabe to send a message throughout the FBI that his behavior won't be tolerated. 

Politico reports if Attorney General Jeff Sessions carries through on an FBI recommendation to fire former bureau Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on the eve of his planned retirement, a massive legal imbroglio seems inevitable.

However, lawyers say McCabe’s legal options are few because most FBI employees have little legal recourse over attempts to punish them over alleged misconduct.

“I don’t see an obvious path for recourse,” said Katherine Atkinson, a Washington lawyer who represents federal workers. “FBI employees generally do not have those rights.”

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