According to NBC, McCabe will officially remain at the FBI until mid-March, which is when he can retire with full benefits.
The news follows reports last week that President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions pressured FBI Director Chris Wray to clean house and fire McCabe. Wray — whom Trump appointed in June to replace former Director James Comey after he fired him — threatened to resign if McCabe were fired.
Wray reportedly told Sessions he was frustrated by the pressure from the Department of Justice and the Trump administration, prompting Sessions to speak with White House lawyer Donald McGahn, who advised him to back off, according to The Washington Post.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see whether this was voluntary, forced, or under pressure. Or, were he me, “fuck this I am so done with this shit just let me do FOIA crap until I retire in a couple and go make millions at a law firm.”