Andrew McCabe enjoyed a long, flourishing career in the FBI for the past twenty-one years. After being fired this past month, a GoFundMe page has been created to help McCabe out with legal fees and defense.
The page has far surpassed its original goal of $150,000. The goal has now been changed to $250,000, and contributors blew that out of the water too. The page now has close to $500,000 in donations. The campaign is entitled the “Andrew McCabe Legal Defense Fund.”
The campaign was created Thursday this week by a group called “Friends of Andrew McCabe.” At the time of publishing, the total number of donations was a whopping $469,219.
McCabe served in the FBI from 1996 until March 16, 2018. He was the Deputy Director from 2016 to January 2018. He was fired one day before he qualified for a long-planned retirement. To add insult to injury, he found out through a third person account. A friend called to tell him CNN was reporting that McCabe had been fired. He did receive an email that night from the Justice Department letting him know the news officially.
McCabe and his family continue to deal with this very public and humiliating experience that seems to be never ending. Media reports indicate that there are a number of congressional inquiries that will be required for him to respond to. There is also the broader Office of the Inspector General investigation and any potential lawsuits for possible consideration.
McCabe’s current legal team is led by former Department of Justice Inspector General Michael R. Bromwich of Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner and Sauber LLP.
According to the page, none of the funds raised for the Andrew McCabe Legal Defense Fund will be used for anything beyond his defense of the allegations against him. Following the conclusion of any legal proceedings, any funds remaining will be donated to charitable organizations of McCabe’s choosing.