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Sessions Fires McCabe Before He Can Retire

nbcnews.com | Pete Williams | Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night accepted the recommendation that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who took the reins of the agency during the turbulent days after the abrupt firing of James Comey, be terminated — two days before he was to retire and become eligible for full pension benefits.

Though McCabe — who has been attacked by President Donald Trump — stepped down as deputy director in late January, he remained on the federal payroll, planning to retire on Sunday. The firing places his federal pension in jeopardy.

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CIA Whistleblower Case Casts Cloud Over Promised Protections

McClatchydc.com | Tim Johnson | A federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit by a Cuban-American CIA employee, James S. Pars (a CIA provided pseudonym).  Mr. Pars attorney says this may put a further chill on other whistleblowers in the intelligence community.  Mr. Pars, states that his career at the CIA has been upended after complaining about conditions at an unnamed foreign post that put himself and others at risk and which he described as like a "college dorm".

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