McCabe went to work as an on-air consultant at CNN. In October 2021, McCabe settled with the Justice Department a wrongful termination suit he had filed in August 2019. The government agreed to restore his pension and other benefits, pay his legal fees, and expunge any fired record. Why? He admitted to the crime, so why the concession and restoration of his pension? Damn good question, but this is Washington D.C. No offense needs to be punished.