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George McCabeFBI investigated media leak of McCabe comment about Flynn and Trump Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request Rod Rosenstein must recuse himself MORE raised nearly $400,000 in just one day.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 SessionsDepartment of Justice right to go after Hezbollah Sessions defends media following disappearance of Saudi journalist Trump goes on 12-tweet Twitter tirade 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 TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE’s campaign and Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyComey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race FBI investigated media leak of McCabe comment about Flynn and Trump House Judiciary chairman threatens to subpoena Rosenstein MORE.