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Seth Moulton says he’ll consider hiring McCabe to save his pension

US Representative Seth Moulton said he “would be happy to consider” hiring McCabe for a week.
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US Representative Seth Moulton said he “would be happy to consider” hiring McCabe for a week.

US Representative Seth Moulton might save former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe’s pension.

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe Friday night, just two days before his scheduled retirement date, the dismissal jeopardized his ability to collect full pension benefits after more than 20 years as a career FBI official.

In a tweet, Moulton said he “would be happy to consider” hiring McCabe for a week so he could possibly qualify for his pension again.

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“The Sixth District of MA would benefit from the wisdom and talent of such an experienced public servant,” Moulton said.

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The idea came from NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell, who said a McCabe supporter passed it along to her.

McCabe was fired on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials ahead of an inspector general report that is expected to conclude he had authorized the release of information to news media and then misled the watchdog office, which was examining the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether McCabe will lose his retirement benefits and, if so, whether a temporary gig in a congressional office could restore them.

A representative for Moulton did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the post.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. Dylan McGuinness can be reached at dylan.mcguinness@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DylMcGuinness.