Fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has raised more than $400,000 on GoFundMe to pay for his legal defense less than 24 hours after the crowdfunding page’s Thursday launch.
The GoFundMe page—created by “Friends of Andrew McCabe”—originally sought $150,000 and later $250,000 to pay for defense attorneys to counsel him on congressional inquiries, Justice Department probes into his conduct, and represent him in “any potential lawsuits he might consider.”
But the page has well surpassed this goal—raising $415,898 as of Friday morning.
“Andrew McCabe’s FBI career was long, distinguished, and unblemished,” a statement on the fundraising 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.”
The page claims that the proceeds of this fundraiser would not be used to fight for his pension and benefits and that any money left over from the defense fund would go to a charity hand-picked by the McCabe family.