Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe re-emerged Thursday, asking for online donations to help support his legal defense fund just weeks after he was suddenly fired before he was set to receive his pension from the bureau.
McCabe was abruptly ousted by FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this month over an upcoming report from the Inspector General about possible violations of federal protocol during his tenure at the agency.
“The support for Andrew #McCabe has been overwhelming, humbling & deeply appreciated. Unfortunately, the need for a legal defense fund is a growing reality. Please click here for info about the official Andrew McCabe Legal Defense Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/andrewmccabelegaldefensefund … … via @gofundme” tweeted a spokesperson for the former Deputy Director.
The support for Andrew #McCabe has been overwhelming, humbling & deeply appreciated. Unfortunately, the need for a legal defense fund is a growing reality. Please click here for info about the official Andrew McCabe Legal Defense Fund: https://t.co/fC8lDHtkcn … via @gofundme
— Melissa Schwartz (@MSchwartz3) March 29, 2018
“Sessions fired McCabe earlier this month after the DOJ’s inspector general determined McCabe was not truthful during his review of the Clinton email investigation and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended his firing,” writes Fox News.
ADAM’S ADMISSION: Schiff ADMITS McCabe’s FIRING ‘May Be Justified’
Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff acknowledged Sunday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to suddenly fire FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe “may be justified,” seconds before calling the move “tainted.”
Schiff was speaking with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos when he was asked to comment on Sessions’ abrupt removal of the senior FBI official just days before he was due to retire.
“On Andrew McCabe, does the fact that the Inspector General did find that he lacked candor in some of his responses, and that his firing was recommended by career FBI officials. Does that suggest that his firing was or may be justified?” asked Stephanopoulos.
“His firing may be justified, there’s no way for us to know at this point,” admitted Schiff. “Even though it may have been justified, it can also be tainted.”
“I think the President badgering his Attorney General, his urging that he be fired before his pension could vest, and the fact that McCabe and every other Comey associates […] every one of them has been targeted by the administration,” he added.
Watch Schiff’s admission above.
FBI BOMBSHELL: McCabe Knew of CLINTON EMAILS Weeks Before Alerting Congress
Outgoing Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe knew of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material weeks before alerting Congressional leaders; raising serious questions over the bureau’s handling of Clinton’s private email server.
A bombshell report published by the Wall Street Journal outlines McCabe’s decision to withhold information regarding the former Secretary of State’s emails after he learned they were found on disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
“Top FBI officials were aware for at least a month before alerting Congress that emails potentially related to an investigation of Hillary Clinton had emerged during a key stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign,” writes the WSJ.
“On Sept. 28, Strzok messaged Page that he had been ‘called up to Andy’s office’ earlier that day and told of ‘hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner’s [attorney] to sdny,’ a reference to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Strzok added that the email cache ‘includes a ton of material from spouse,’ a reference to Weiner’s then-wife Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Clinton,” adds Fox News.
The explosive report comes just days after McCabe suddenly announced his early retirement from the FBI; increasing pressure on the bureau as the President is set to release the controversial FISA memo at any moment.