Shouldn't he still get that provision? I mean he did divest in anticipation of removing conflicts of interest. We want members of gov't to do this more not less, right?
I'm not the IRS so don't ask me. From Lolgaxe's description it sounds as though he was never actually a federal employee so that may be the issue versus someone who was fired from a job they actually held for ten days.
In other news, a bipartisan bill is brewing in the Senate that would make it much more difficult for Trump to fire Mueller. Basically, if Mueller was fired, it would go to a three judge panel to decide if it was warranted or not.