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

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

Written by Andrew G. McCabe

Narrated by Andrew G. McCabe


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

Written by Andrew G. McCabe

Narrated by Andrew G. McCabe

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4.5/5 (131 ratings)
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9 hours
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Released:
Feb 19, 2019
ISBN:
9781250229984
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Editor's Note

Growing risk…

Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe tells his personal story of over two decades upholding the law and protecting people, and explains just how and why President Trump is a growing threat to American democracy. A crucial read.

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This program is read by the author.

On March 16, 2018, just 26 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 pause-resisting 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 US 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.

Publisher:
Released:
Feb 19, 2019
ISBN:
9781250229984
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

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About the author

Andrew G. McCabe served as deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from February 2016 to January 2018. He began his career at the FBI in 1996, working first as a street agent on the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force, and eventually as its supervisor. Later, he led the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, the National Security Branch, and the Washington Field Office, and was the first director of the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, which developed new methods for lawfully and effectively questioning suspected terrorists. He lives in Virginia with his wife Jill, their two children and a dog.



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  • (5/5)
    What a great read/audio book. I highly reccomend it. Thanks.
  • (5/5)
    It held my interest and gave me new respect, thanks
  • (5/5)
    May those who seek to abuse their power only too advantage themselves over the truth, republic, and those less fortunate, find justice and humility before they see he'll.
  • (4/5)
    Great book about the FBI and Mr McCabe’s time there. Offered more insight into Benghazi, Clinton emails, Rod Rosenstein’s memo, etc. I enjoyed hearing about the inner workings of the FBI. More admiration for the work that goes into upholding the law and protecting the country. (The ebook recording sound level wasn’t consistent but adequate.)
  • (5/5)

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    He was a registered Republican for the entirety of his adult life, may have been driven out of the FBI Institution but he has rolled up his sleeves and returned with a memoir that’s better than any book I have read recently and told a lot of truths about this current President. It is a concise account of the FBI on how it works and how today it is being undermined by this Administration. A lot of revealing facts I did not know before reading his book which explains thoroughly why certain positions were taking by the FBI. A true Patriot who stood up for his principles and warns us about the current perils this Administration has impose on our Institutions and on us all Americans. We have a lot to lose. A must read as highly recommend it.

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Thank you for sharing your truth, your passion and your wisdom in times of chaos. Great autobiography; an account of life as an FBI Agent and how you dealt with the crooked 45th.

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