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The former FBI officials defended his actions and criticized President Trump in new editorial; Catherine Herridge reports.

Andrew McCabe – the top FBI officials by fired by attorney General Jeff Sessions, hours before his planned retirement – is now spen online for his legal defense fund.

“The support for the Andrew #McCabe was overwhelming, humbling & deeply grateful,” Melissa Schwartz, a spokesman for McCabe, tweeted Thursday. “Unfortunately, the need for a legal defense Fund is a growing reality.”

The support for Andrew #McCabe was overwhelming, humbling & deeply appreciated. Unfortunately, the need for a legal defense Fund is a growing reality. Please click here for more information on the official Andrew McCabe Legal Defense Fund: https://t.co/fC8lDHtkcn … via @gofundme

— Melissa Schwartz (@MSchwartz3) March 29, 2018

Schwartz connection with a GoFundMe account sponsored by “friends of Andrew McCabe” , shows a photo of McCabe and his family. She says she has a goal of $150,000, but this was later changed to $250,000, after the goal was almost reached, until Thursday evening.

The Website showed hundreds of people donate between $5 and $1,000, and finally reaches the new destination on Thursday evening.

Sessions McCabe fired earlier this month after the DOJ inspector General determines McCabe was not honest in his assessment of the Clinton-E-Mail investigation and the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and recommended his firing.

But McCabe has defended his actions, and the GoFundMe description says FBI McCabe’s career was a “long, excellent and spotless.”

An earlier screenshot of the website shows the original goal of $150,000, which was changed to $250,000, after almost.

(GoFundMe screengrab)

“His reward was a termination notice, which was quite unfounded, in the midst of repeated ad-hominem attacks, reads the President of the United States,” it is.

MCCABE JOBS OF THE LEGISLATOR, SO THAT HE CAN RETIRE WITH A FULL PENSION

It is a legal defense fund says is necessary because he is likely to respond to congressional requests, as well as the Department of justice inspector General investigation, and “any actions he might consider.”

McCabe’s is legal, led the team from the former Department of Justice General inspector Michael R. Bromwich.

McCabe was fired, just days before he would be entitled to a pension for life, the importance of which could advantages now in danger. But the GoFundMe page said he was not with the money you replace these.

“He will continue to fight for the pension and the benefits he deserves, rather than having to accept crowdfunding for this purpose,” it says.

Fox News’ Garrett Tenney contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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