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Democrats tell fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe they'll offer him a job

Democrats on Twitter are offering former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe jobs, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the 49-year-old two days before he was set to retire. It's unclear what if McCabe will get his pension, but it's possible the pension could be protected if he is rehired by someone in the federal government. 

McCabe was fired after FBI officials recommended that he do so, but Mr. Trump's intense criticism of McCabe and the FBI during the special counsel's Russia investigation has concerned Democrats and some Republicans. McCabe called his firing a part of the administration's "war" on the FBI. CBS News' Paula Reid has reported McCabe kept memos documenting his conversations with the president, and those memos are in the possession of special counsel Robert Mueller. 

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, said he needs a lawyer on the House Judiciary Committee to deal "with threats to the Constitution and the rule of law in America."

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, also told McCabe to "call" if he needs a federal job.

"I am serious," he tweeted.

Meanwhile, other Democrats are calling for hearings into the White House's criticisms of the DOJ and FBI. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to schedule an "urgent" hearing on the "politicized attacks" of the Trump administration on the DOJ and FBI. 

Another Senate Judiciary Committee member, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., also called for a hearing, and she wants Sessions to testify and answer for the firing of McCabe. 

While McCabe's party affiliation is unclear, his wife, Jill, ran as a Democrat for a state Senate seat in Virginia and received significant funding from a political action committee run by Terry McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor and a Democratic party fundraiser. 

  • Kathryn Watson

    Kathryn Watson is a politics reporter for CBS News Digital.