The left is obsessed with former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe because they see him as a warrior in the anti-Trump resistance. So when a GoFundMe Campaign was started to pay his legal bills, the left lined up to throw tons of cash his way. What they didn’t know, is that the whole thing was started by a K Street PR firm.
Law and Crime reports:
Andrew McCabe’s GoFundMe Campaign Was Put Together by K Street PR Firm
Andrew McCabe recently raised over half a million dollars from small donors by way of crowdfunding platform GoFundMe. McCabe’s cash-collecting prowess was buoyed by several #Resistance-linked personalities and MSNBC’s own Rachel Maddow, who suggested McCabe should run for office because he’s so good at raising money.
Was this apparent “grassroots effort” actually a PR campaign put together by high-priced, well-connected, and experienced PR professionals in order to take advantage of the #Resistance’s seething anger at the Trump administration? A Monday report in Slate suggested as much. Law&Crime can now confirm that some of those allegations are true, while some of them appear to oversell the issues at hand.
At or around 2 p.m. on March 29, “Friends of Andrew McCabe” launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for the “Andrew McCabe Legal Defense Fund.” The unidentified author(s) of the GoFundMe described the reason for their fundraising effort as follows:
Unfortunately, the need for a legal defense fund is a growing reality. Media reports indicate that at a minimum, there are a number of congressional inquiries that he will be required to respond to, as well as the broader Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigation that is ongoing, and any potential lawsuits he might consider.
So essentially, the left got duped out of their money by a professionally handled ad campaign.
Was it worth it?