Andrew McCabe’s Pension Reinstatement

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill, May 11, 2017. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)

It is not much of a surprise that the Biden Justice Department agreed to a settlement of the lawsuit brought by former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe over the Trump Justice Department’s effort to fire him and hold him ineligible to receive his full pension. But it would be a mistake peremptorily to dismiss this outcome as nothing more than partisanship.