On March 16, 2018, just twenty-six hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter: "Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy."In The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe offers a dramatic and candid account of his career, and an impassioned defense of the FBI's agents, and of the institution's integrity and independence in protecting America and upholding our Constitution.McCabe started as a street agent in the FBI's New York field office, serving under director Louis Freeh. He became an expert in two kinds of investigations that are critical to American national security: Russian organized crimewhich is inextricably linked to the Russian stateand terrorism. Under Director Robert Muel...
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The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump Reviews
Insightful and well written book
This book is both a primer on our federal criminal justice system as well as the unconventional presidency of 45. Regardless of your political leanings, this is a great read.
A very good explanation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and how it works. This was a limited insight into the players and events of the investigation into the Trump campaign. He also describes the Clinton Benghazi and email investigations and the Boston Marathon horror. It is well written and addresses philosophies and principles which needed to be recorded for history. It is fun to read a history book of events which have just transpired. I recommend this book to everyone.
The book read like a page turner. It was great to learn all the background processes that go into FBI investigations. TV shows don't really tell all the truth. McCabe was also an excellent writer. Often government officials need help with that. Apparently he didn't.
I was particularly struck by his descriptions of the confusion and lack of decorum he experience when dealing with Sessions and Trump. The little schoolboy chairs that Trump had set up in front of his desk for people to sit in. The wh ...more
This is the much-anticipated memoir from Andrew McCabe, former acting head of the FBI who got caught in the political crosshairs of Donald Trump, due to his involvement in the Russian-interference campaign into our 2016 presidential election.
McCabe starts out with his time joining the Bureau. I thought this was a bit dry as he explains various FBI processes and methodologies, but it lays the groundwork for his defense of FBI procedure.
He then moves on to the times in his career spent as a low-le ...more
After I checked out this book at the library, I kept hearing people on TV saying things like this:
"Andrew McCabe's new book, which doesn't come out until Tuesday..."
And so, I thought, wait - I have this book in my hands. It's here. So - did I get a copy of the book BEFORE the release date? And as I heard more talking heads confirming that it "doesn't come out until Tuesday," I simply counted myself lucky that I had a chance to read it!
And I wasn't disappointed. McCabe uses this book to explain w ...more
Just finished. This is by far the best book I’ve read of this milieu! It rings of authenticity. Very heartening to hear the story of someone who didn’t get sullied by working beside the vicious, mean spirited filth of the Trump administration. Must read for Americans who care about what this country stands for (even when we’ve failed miserably at it at times.)
This book gave me an understanding of how the FBI functions. It has come a long way since the exit of J. Edgar Hoover when “books” were kept on citizens for political purposes. The agency has a strict code of ethics and protocols for all of its work. McCabe is thorough and writes with honesty, just as I am sure he worked for the FBI. Unfortunately he wasn’t appreciated by the Trump administration. Nor is the FBI in general.
This was a good follow up to Comey's A Higher Loyalty. I may not agree with all of McCabe's politics put forth in this book, but I think he has an important perspective on the Trump admin and is definitely worth the read.