McCabe launches legal defense fund after firing
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Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeAndrew McCabe's settlement with the Department of Justice is a signal to John Durham Trump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE has launched an official legal defense fund to help him navigate a series of inquiries into his actions at the law enforcement agency.

The GoFundMe page is seeking $150,000 for McCabe's legal defense in the face of congressional inquiries and a probe into his conduct by the Justice Department's inspector general, as well as "any potential lawsuits he might consider." 

"Andrew McCabe’s FBI career was long, distinguished, and unblemished," the GoFundMe page reads.

"His reward for that has been a termination that was completely unjustified, amidst repeated ad hominem attacks by the President of the United States."


McCabe's legal team is being led by former Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich, an attorney at the D.C. law firm Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP. 

McCabe was abruptly fired this month less than two days before his planned retirement, when he would have been eligible to collect his pension. 

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits McCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Overnight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability MORE announced McCabe's ouster, citing an inspector general's report concluding that the FBI deputy director leaked information to the press and misled internal investigators at the Justice Department. 

McCabe has alleged that he was fired, however, because of his role as a crucial witness in the special counsel investigation into Russia's election meddling and any possible conspiracy with President TrumpDonald TrumpGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE's campaign.

McCabe's GoFundMe page says that the proceeds will not go to fighting for his pension and benefits, and that any money remaining from the fund will be donated to a charity of his choosing.