I don’t know exactly how retirement works for political appointees, but if I remember correctly for the rest of the federal civil service, if your last scheduled workday is Friday and you reach retirement age on Sunday when you complete your workday on Friday that’s it.  You get your retirement no matter what happens after that.  So I’m not sure that McCabe isn’t already safe.  Maybe because of his position he’s on duty every day and he can still loose it.  It should never have been a last minute decision, if Sessions has the balls to make one.  Remember, he already let the statute of limitations expire on lying James Clapper.