By Steve Neavling
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, fired two days before he was eligible to retire with full benefits, more than tripling his original fundraising goal in just the first three days of his campaign to help cover the legal costs of impending federal government investigations.
The GoFundMe campaign’s original goal was $150,000, but McCabe quickly raised it to $250,000 after discovering the initial response had been “remarkable and beyond our expectations,” according to the legal defense fund.
McCabe, a longtime target of President Trump, maintained he did nothing wrong after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him last month. McCabe has repeatedly denied Justice Department allegations that he misled investigators and said he was ousted as part of a Trump to discredit the FBI.
“Andrew McCabe’s FBI career was long, distinguished, and unblemished. He embraced the most daunting, difficult, and important challenges that the FBI and the country could assign to him over the past 21 years,” the fundraising campaign stated. “He served the United States with courage and distinction in the days following the President’s summary dismissal of former Director James Comey, in one of the most tumultuous periods in the Bureau’s history.
His reward for that has been a termination that was completely unjustified, amidst repeated ad hominem attacks by the President of the United States.”