McCabe legal defense fund raises nearly $400K in less than a day
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The official legal defense fund established to help fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeRosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March Graham says he'll probe Rosenstein's 25th Amendment remarks The damning proof of innocence that FBI likely withheld in Russian probe MORE raised nearly $400,000 in just one day.

A GoFundMe page was set up by friends on Thursday to raise $250,000 for McCabe’s legal defense.

More than $386,000 was donated in just 17 hours. As of Friday morning, almost 9,000 people had contributed. 

McCabe is facing congressional inquiries and probes into his conduct by the Justice Department’s inspector general.

He might also be considering “potential lawsuits,” the GoFundMe page reads. Any leftover money will be donated to charity.

"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 was abruptly fired by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March Juan Williams: Don't rule out impeaching Trump O'Rourke on impeachment: 2020 vote may be best way to 'resolve' Trump MORE this month, just days before his scheduled retirement, when he would be eligible to collect his pension.

Sessions cited an inspector general’s report as justification for the ouster, concluding that McCabe had leaked information to the press and misled internal investigators.

McCabe fired back against the allegations, saying he was fired because he is a crucial witness in the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election meddling, possible conspiracy with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE’s campaign and Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump says public can see Mueller report Anderson Cooper blasts Trump over McCain attacks: 'He's punching a person who is dead' Clyburn: Trump and family 'greatest threats to democracy' in lifetime MORE.