The threat : how the FBI protects America in the age of terror and Trump / Andrew G. McCabe.
- ISBN: 9781250207579
- ISBN: 1250207576
- Physical Description: x, 274 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Up for grabs : a conversation with the President--and what it meant -- Answering the call : training days, and the first big case -- How we work: Enterprise theory -- The shift : solving crime--and preventing terrorist attacks -- Interrogation : asking the right questions, and asking the right way -- How we work: President's daily brief -- Benghazi to Boston : reliving the horror, again and again -- Examination : collective insanity and the Clinton investigation -- How we work: The Attorney General guidelines -- Mess and crisis : above all, protecting the Russia case -- Real Americans.
"The former deputy director of the FBI recounts his career; discusses how law enforcement battles terror threats, Russian crime, and attacks by the White House itself on the U.S. Constitution; and offers details of the events leading up to his firing by Donald Trump." -- (Source of summary not specified)
"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 [this book], 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 the 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 crime--which is inextricably linked to the Russian state--and terrorism. Under Director Robert Mueller, McCabe led the investigations of major attacks on American soil, including the Boston Marathon bombing, a plot to bomb the New York subways, and several narrowly averted bombings of aircraft. And under James Comey, McCabe was deeply involved in the controversial investigations of the Benghazi attack, the Clinton Foundation's activities, and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. [The book] recounts in compelling detail the time between Donald Trump's November 2016 election and McCabe's firing, set against a page-turning narrative spanning two decades when the FBI's mission shifted to a new goal: preventing terrorist attacks on Americans. But as McCabe shows, right now the greatest threat to the United States comes from within, as President Trump and his administration ignore the law, attack democratic institutions, degrade human rights, and undermine the U.S. Constitution that protects every citizen. Important, revealing, and powerfully argued, The Threat tells the true story of what the FBI is, how it works, and why it will endure as an institution of integrity that protects America."--Dust jacket.
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