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
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.
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 ...more
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.
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
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.
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
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 ...more
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