Crowdfunding for legal defense of the former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe

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The original goal for the legal defense fund was $150,000, which was later raised to $250,000, and by Sunday morning more than 12,000 people had donated more than $527,000. The funds will go toward “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 page said. Extra money raised will go toward charities of the family’s choosing, the page said.” He will continue to fight for the pension and benefits he deserves, rather than accept any crowdfunding for that purpose,” it was also specified.

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McCabe and his family

In an official statement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions on McCabe’s termination March 16, he said investigations concluded that McCabe had made “an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor, on multiple occasions.” McCabe answered to accusations: “For the last year and a half, my family and I have been the targets of an unrelenting assault on our reputation and my service to this country. Articles too numerous to count have leveled every sort of false, defamatory and degrading allegation against us. The President’s tweets have amplified and exacerbated it all. He called for my firing. He called for me to be stripped of my pension after more than 20 years of service. And all along we have said nothing, never wanting to distract from the mission of the FBI by addressing the lies told and repeated about us.”

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