McCabe Has Raised More Than $500,000 In Crowd Funds For Legal Battle Against Trump
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is getting ready for a legal battle against Donald Trump. After being fired last month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, McCabe started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his legal costs.
According to McCabe’s spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz, the goal was to raise $150,000 by Monday. Just a week after starting the campaign, McCabe raised more than $500,000.
Schwartz said that after more than tripling their original goal, they would stop taking donations.
“The outpouring of support on GoFundMe has been simply overwhelming and has led to contributions that have left us stunned and extraordinarily grateful,” McCabe said in a statement.
“The fact is that if I am going to continue taking a stand against the unfair way I have been treated, I will need the help of a talented and courageous team behind me,” he said.
“Hopefully our efforts, fueled by this incredible support, will encourage others to stand up for themselves, and the truth, as well.”
The online fund has raised $541,646 after a week.
McCabe said he raised the money to pay for legal support in dealing with ongoing Justice Department probes, testifying at congressional inquiries, and possible lawsuits he could file.