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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 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 Threat 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.
Remembering what it’s like to be an American
I am listening to this audiobook on my 5 hr trip. I am struck by my remembrance -pre Trump of what it was like to just define myself as an American. We define ourselves in the age of Trump as Republican or Democrat. There was a time when we defined ourselves as just Americans. Andrew McCabe, in this book, reminds me of the reason I joined the military, to serve my country - everyone in my country regardless of their political or religious affiliation. This book is a wonderful insight and reminder of the time we were all just “Americans “
Fascinating & well written.
Fascinating and well written. Don’t let politics prevent you from reading this book.
Excellent! Just Excellent!
I can sum it up in one word, integrity.
Mr. McCabe comes across as a thoughtful, conscientious, intellectually curious man. I'm glad he had the forethought and grit to ensure there was a 'Russia' inquiry. The nation owes him a great debt of gratitude.
This was a fantastic audiobook. It was so interesting listening to how his career developed. I'm so sorry he was treated so poorly by the current administration. Best Regards.