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 McCabeFISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Rosenstein, DOJ exploring ways to more easily spy on journalists Trump: I never worked for Russia 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 SessionsBudowsky: Senate must protect Mueller from Barr, President Trump Feinstein grappling with vote on AG nominee Barr Central American women fleeing domestic violence deserve refugee status 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 TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles MORE’s campaign and Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Dems demand access to interpreters at Trump's meetings with Putin Kremlin official: ‘Stupid’ to think Trump is working for Russia MORE.