Andrew McCabe to Headline Dem Fundraiser in Pennsylvania

Fired FBI official also recently joined CNN

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September 4, 2019

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe will headline a Democratic Party fundraiser in Pennsylvania later this month.

McCabe, who was fired from the FBI in 2018 due to findings by Department of Justice inspector general Michael Horowitz that he had lied to investigators about communications with the media, has emerged as a vocal critic of the Trump administration. Last month, he joined CNN as a contributor and his new book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, was described by NPR as the "darkest vision of [the] Trump presidency yet."

McCabe is now also participating in Democratic fundraising events. According to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party's website, McCabe is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a fundraising banquet for the Lancaster County Democratic Committee.

Tickets for the event, which can be purchased through ActBlue, range from $80 to $160. The more expensive "Speaker's Circle" tickets come with access to a private reception with McCabe and photograph with him. He is scheduled to speak for 45 minutes and take questions for 15 minutes, according to the site.

Guests will also be given the option to purchase signed copies of McCabe's book at the event for $32.50.

McCabe told event organizers that he plans to discuss his "one-on-one interactions with Donald Trump" during the event. He also will cover the "fallout and aftermath" of former FBI director James Comey's firing, "Russian meddling in the 2016 election," and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

"Lest anyone thinks this will be a gloomy take on things, Mr. McCabe says he is sure there are brighter days ahead and will talk about why he feels this way," the local party writes on its website. "Please join us for what is sure to be one of the most interesting evenings we have ever had!"

McCabe's politics came under scrutiny during the 2016 election due to political contributions made by allies of Hillary Clinton to his wife, Jill McCabe, who ran for office in 2015 as a Democrat. She received nearly half a million dollars in support for her failed campaign from Terry McAuliffe, who chaired Clinton's failed 2008 campaign and is one of former president Bill Clinton's closest friends.

McCabe last month filed a lawsuit against the FBI and Department of Justice, alleging that his firing was "politically motivated."

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