Legal defence fund for McCabe has raised more than $500,000

WASHINGTON - A legal defence fund created for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe will no longer accept donations after raising more than a half-million dollars in four days.

The fund is to defray costs for McCabe, who was fired after FBI disciplinary officials and the Justice Department concluded he hadn't been candid during an inspector general investigation. The firing came less than two days before he was to retire.

The fund will stop accepting donations at 7 p.m. Monday after more than tripling the original goal.

McCabe said Monday he's grateful and that the contributions reflect donors' "acknowledgement that something in this situation is not fair or just."

He has denied wrongdoing. His supporters said the fund was needed for McCabe to respond to congressional inquiries and the inspector general report.

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