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Deputy FBI chief fired by Trump wins retirement benefits in settlement

McCabe, who was fired just before he had been due to retire, said he was dismissed improperly amid efforts by Trump to obstruct an investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

As the Russia investigation unfolded, McCabe criticized Trump in media appearances and in turn was attacked by the former Republican president in rally speeches and Twitter statements.

“Politics should never play a role in the fair administration of justice and civil service personnel decisions,” McCabe said in a statement issued by Arnold Porter, the firm that filed his wrongful termination lawsuit in August 2019.

Arnold Porter said under the settlement, the U.S. government would rescind McCabe’s removal and deem him as having retired in good standing.

The government would also restore McCabe’s full retirement pension from the date he was fired, the firm said.