Former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe, who was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions merely hours before he was intended to receive his pension benefits and retire, has recently received hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund his legal defense for his case, as reported by Red State.

McCabe, a wealthy Washington attorney, certainly isn’t the usual candidate for donations in his honor, but a GoFundMe account for him has raised over $500,000.

The Bromwich Group, a K Street PR and consulting firm with links to the Obama administration, is reportedly the brains behind the operation.

McCabe’s current spokesperson, Melissa Schwartz, coincidently serves as the present chief operating officer of the firm.

The Bromwich Group was started by Michael R. Bromwich, who was the former director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management under President Obama and Inspector General for the Department of Justice under President Bill Clinton.

Law & Crime also points out that Bromwich is currently McCabe’s lead attorney, employed by the law firm Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP.

Schwartz took to social media to discredit the allegations of McCabe’s crowdfunding accounts, tweeting on Mar. 17, 2018:

“Please help circulate: while it is a kind gesture, there is no ‘gofundme’ or other crowdfunding account for Andrew McCabe. Because of the outpouring of support, we are exploring potential options for a legal defense fund. More to come.”

However, almost two weeks later on Mar. 29, Schwartz seems to recount her initial statement by confirming the creation of an “official” fundraising account.

“Correct. We launched the official campaign today,” Schwartz said in a tweet.

Schwartz declined to answer who the funds would go to, if not Bromwich.

 

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Kate is a staff writer for DC Statesman.