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Crowdfunding results in over £200,000 of donations to fund Trump legal action

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Andrew McCabe, the former FBI Deputy Director whose employment contract was recently terminated by USA’s Trump administration has managed to raise over $300,000 (over £200,000) to cover legal defence costs via the crowdfunding platform ‘GoFundMe’.

In recent years, Crowdfunding – a method of raising funds for a specific cause, project or venture through obtaining multiple, relatively small amounts of money from a relatively large number of people – has become increasingly popular and has previously been used to fund legal actions. Such crowdfunding is usually internet based, making the donation process very quick and simple. GoFundMe revealed that the original goal in the McCabe case was to raise $150,000, whilst in fact the fund exceeded $300,000 within seven hours of going live.

McCabe’s termination was announced in back in March by US attorney general Jeff Sessions, following an investigation by the US Justice Department that found that the FBI veteran was responsible for leaks f information to the mainstream media. The investigation also found that McCabe had misled investigators regarding his actions. Whilst a full report on McCabe’s termination has not yet been published, President Trump was active on Twitter the following day, saying that the action was a “great day for democracy”. McCabe’s dismissal came less than two days before his 50th birthday, when he would have been eligible to retire with his full pension.

If you are thinking about taking legal action against another individual or company but are worried about the costs involved, Advantage Litigation Services have the skills and expertise to help you find a way of funding commercial litigation without risking your personal finances or those of your business. Click here to contact us today or call 0800 160 1298 to see how we can help.

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