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The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump

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

  • Gay

    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.

  • Mehrsa

    I said I was going to stop reading these Trump-era memoirs, but I lied. I'm glad because this one is a good one. Mostly because it's not really about Trump--well it is about Trump, but that's not the most interesting part. It was fascinating to get some more perspective into the mind of an FBI career person. McCabe seems like a humorless and totally upstanding guy. I really liked his explanations of the post 9/11 FBI frantically following every random tip.

    The parts about Trump are also pretty i
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  • Rob Melich

    I learned a lot. Do I believe Mr. MacCabe? I do. Can I verify- no.

    The surprising element of the book is about the FBI. Less than 20% focuses on man in the White House.

    Highly recommend this tightly written narrative.

  • Nick Smith

    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
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  • Phil

    Combination career retrospective, manifesto about the FBI's value, and rebuttal to Donald Trump's smears. McCabe comes off as levelheaded and principled; this is as much FBI inner-workings as it is the personal and professional trials brought on by the current administration. One of the better Trump-related tell-alls, it left me encouraged that the institutions of democracy, the FBI in particular, will prevail for us all.

  • Jean

    This is a memoir of McCabe’s time in the FBI. He provided a great deal of information about the inner workings of the FBI. I found that part of the book most enlighting. The information he provided about Trump and his administration was similar to materials provided by many other authors. I found the discussion about Attorney General Sessions disturbing. It appears the questioning by Senator Kamala Harris revealed more than we understood at the time. I found McCabe was a bit light in some sectio ...more

  • Bill  Kerwin



    Remember this half-a-century-old joke? “How boring is Al Gore? Al Gore is so boring that his Secret Service code name is ‘Al Gore’.” Well, Andrew McCabe is so boring that his code name requires a middle initial. Andrew McCabe’s code name must be “Andrew G. McCabe.”

    Perhaps I’m not being fair. I learned valuable things from McCabe’s book, and enjoyed much of it too (particularly the parts about Mueller, Comey, and Trump). McCabe is a lucid, no-nonsense human being who writes lucid, no-nonsense pro

    . . . agents opened the door to a bedroom closet and found a five-gallon Igloo cooler filled with white powder. Who keeps five gallons of white powder in a cooler on the floor of a bedroom closet? The team immediately though it might have found enough of the peroxide-based explosive TATP to take down the entire building. So, on an already full day, Denver had to cordon off the area, lock down the apartment complex, evacuate the building, and bring in bomb-recovery personnel. It turned out the bucket the agents had left in place contained . . . five gallons of flour.
    Then there’s this passage when he speaks of the difficult aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing:
    . . . the entire crime scene, the zone encompassing the scene of the attack on Boylston Street and the area around it, had been filled with spectators,, most of whom got away unscathed. Practically all of these people, when the bombs went off, dropped whatever they were carrying—backpacks, purses, briefcases, bags of groceries—and ran. So at a scene where bombs had likely gone off inside some sort of bag, the ground was covered with thousands of bags and backpacks, everyone of which had to be cleared by a bomb team before we could even begin the process of evidence recovery. And how would we keep track of everything?
    Unfortunately, his command of detail deserts him when he defends himself against the findings of “lack of candor” issued in a report by the Inspector General. He declines to be specific about the circumstances—namely, that he authorized a leak to The Wall Street Journal in order to defend his own reputation and later deceived Comey about it—and instead speaks of how, during the interview with the IG staff, he was “disconnecting from questioning,” “wasn’t following their questions,” that his “mind was elsewhere.” (In McCabe’s defense, this interview was also the first time he encountered the notorious Strzok-Page texts, a public relations bombshell that must indeed have been distracting. Still, the “my mind was elsewhere” defense seems incommensurate with the circumstances, especially coming from a veteran counter-terrorism interviewer like himself.)

    McCabe, however, is effective in recreating his meetings with President Trump. During Michael Cohen’s recent Congressional public hearing, I was struck with how Cohen said Trump never asked you to lie, but instead had a certain way of talking. He would say,”This is a beautiful tie, isn’t it?” and you knew you were supposed to answer “Yes, that is a beautiful tie.” McCabe gives us an excellent example of what Cohen meant in his account with his first interview with Trump after the firing of Comey:
    ”He started off telling me, We fired the director, and we want you to be the acting director now. We had to fire him—and people are very happy about it. I think people are very happy that we finally got rid of him. I think there’s a lot of people in the FBI who are glad he’s gone. . . . The president claimed there had been a rebellion inside the FBI and asked me if it was true that people disliked Director Comey. I replied that . . . the general feeling in the FBI about this director seemed positive. He looked at me, with a tilt of the head, an expression of dismay or disagreement, or both. I had not given the answers he expected or wanted. The subtext of everything he was saying to me, clearly, came down to this: Whose side are you on?
    McCabe is also good on the subject of Comey, and even better when he speaks of Mueller:
    Mueller would kick back in his chair, sitting very straight. Put his hand to his mouth. Circle his chin—really, polish it—with his knuckles. You could see him thinking, making connections, preparing questions. . . . If he learned forward, it was a very bad sign. Mueller leans forward only when frustrated. . . If he leaned forward, looking at the chart, and then smacked the side of his hand against his head—then it was all over . . .
    Now that this review is all over, I have decided that, even if McCabe may be a little boring, he hasn’t written a boring book. He has been close to the center of action in very interesting times, and has more than a few interesting things to say.

    Besides, I’m getting tired of “interesting.” Donald Trump is a very interesting phenomenon. but I’d feel safer if the country was in the hands of a boring straight-arrow like Andrew G. McCabe. ...more

  • Bettie☯

    McCabe concerned about 'unfair treatment' after book release delayed by FBI

    Former assistant director of the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former US attorney Chuck Rosenberg, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein, and NBC’s Carol Lee on former Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe’s new tell all that gives insight into Rod Rosenstein’s memo on the firing of James Comey

    Feb. 8, 2019