Dishonored former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, after being dismissed, decided to seek a financial support of whopping $1500, 000 for his legal defense.
Therefore he launched a fundraiser which turned out to be highly profitable, since he managed toraise more than $12,000 in the first hour the GoFundMe went live.
The fundraiser for his legal defense and “any potential lawsuits he might consider” emerges since his demeanor is being investigated by the Justice Department’s inspector general.
“Unfortunately, the need for a legal defense fund is a growing reality. Media reports indicate that at a minimum, there are a number of congressional inquiries that he will be required to respond to, as well as the broader Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigation that is ongoing, and any potential lawsuits he might consider,” the fundraiser page reads.
McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe, agreed to a $467,000 donation from an supporter of Hillary Clinton while running for Senate in 2015. The huge donation came from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and was extremely criticized as inappropriate.
“The financial and political links between Mr. McCabe and Gov. McAuliffe raise concerns about the appearance of impartiality in the course of not only the Clinton investigation, but the reported McAuliffe investigation, and the ongoing investigation of alleged ties between associates of Mr. Trump and Russia,” Senator Chuck Grassley said in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in January.
Mr. McCabe’s legal team is in charged of the former Department of Justice Inspector General Michael R. Bromwich at Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP.
The fundraising page claims that they are likely to raise the intended amount above the $150,000 they are currently cyber-panhandling for.
McCabe’s net worth is allegedly in the range of $10-11 million.
UPDATE: Within the first hour the campaign surpassed $22,000.