Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is slated to serve as the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for the Democratic Party this month, despite the fact that federal prosecutors are reportedly considering whether to indict him over allegations that he lied to federal agents.
What are the details?
The Washington Free Beacon reported Wednesday that McCabe is scheduled to be the headliner at a fundraiser for the Lancaster County Democratic Committee in Pennsylvania on Sept. 21. According to the Daily Caller, tickets range in price from $80 to $160.
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has the event advertised on its website, and noted that it will include a book signing. McCabe recently released a book titled, "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump."
The Lancaster County Democratic Committee also promoted the "McCabe Banquet" on its website, saying the former official will discuss:
- The Firing of FBI Director James Comey and the fallout and aftermath
- Russian meddling in the 2016 election
- Mr. McCabe's one-on-one interactions with Donald Trump during his tenure
- The Mueller investigations and report
"Lest anyone thinks this will be a gloomy take on things," the committee's promotion added, "Mr. McCabe says he is sure there are brighter days ahead and will talk about why he feels this way."
The fact that McCabe is now fundraising for Democrats doesn't come as an entire shock, considering he was recently hired on as a contributor by left-leaning news organization CNN.
McCabe has been embraced by Democrats and the mainstream media since being fired by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions last year. At the time, CNN reported that "McCabe has more recently been regularly taunted by President Donald Trump and besieged by accusations that he had misled internal investigators at the Justice Department."
McCabe is currently suing the DOJ over his dismissal, claiming he was fired for political reasons.