The Threat

The Threat

How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump

Book - 2019
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Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250207579
Branch Call Number: 363.2509 MCCABE A
Characteristics: x, 274 pages ; 25 cm


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May 09, 2019

A good look at how the FBI operates and the dangers we face with this president. It is incredible how uninformed and how uninterested this administration is in reading daily briefings, etc. I guess when you already know everything there's no need to read. I was never very impressed with Jeff Sessions but after reading his thoughts on the Irish being good workers but a bunch of drunks as well as his not understanding the FBI really doesn't have its own Navy I am even more amazed he was the Attorney General of the United States. Scary stuff.

Apr 21, 2019

I give this book five star. I enjoyed reading it and admire Andrew McCabe for his integrity and his love for democracy. The best part of this book is the last chapter where he talks about values, integrity and his love for his country.

bibliosopher Apr 14, 2019

McCabe started as a street agent in the FBI's New York field office, and worked on two kinds of investigations that are critical to American national security: Russian organized crime and terrorism. This book is a compelling look into the ethics and soul searching of law enforcement, the meticulous research of the FBI, and a look at our national state of union/ disunion.

Apr 14, 2019

Interesting look at the inner workings of the FBI. Admittedly it is a one-sided look, but his characterization of the current president seem pretty spot on.

Apr 09, 2019

Fascinating insider's look at the FBI. Takes a view of how the agency reacted to terrorist attacks such as 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing, and to relatively benign busts such as on Martha Stewart. Also takes a review of how the agency got upended with the arrival of "Don" Trump (as he apparently calls himself in business calls). If I have a slight beef (and why I can't give the book five stars), it's that the author reveals a bit too much about investigative methods ... after all, a country relies on its national and local law enforcement agencies, and opening the store can give the bad guys an advantage.

Apr 01, 2019

I don't give many books five stars.

I give McCabe's book five stars because it is extremely interesting, an remarkably easy read and is a great civics lesson.

Most of the book explains things like what an FD-302 is. It explains the difference between an assessment, a partial investigation, and a full investigation. It also explains the kinds of evidence that can be legally obtained at each stage and the types of oversight and review that are required at each stage. It takes us through aspects of actual cases so that we can see how our law enforcement agency works.

Yes, it is geeky but never boring. It is well written.

McCabe's book is a civics lesson that explains one of the most important institutions in America, the primary law enforcement agency in America.

I highly recommend it.

Mar 13, 2019

Pure Fiction

Mar 11, 2019

A well-written, insightful book. Andrew McCabe is being portrayed by Republicans as a liar and traitor, but he emerges from this story as a bonafide patriot. Of course, there are the chapters about his scary, ill-fated encounters with #45 and those are compelling. But the rest of his book is about his 20 plus years in the FBI and they are compelling as well, the segment on the Boston Marathon bombing especially so. Bottom line,
everything about McCabe's story passes the smell test as true which is frightening considering the odors wafting from the White House these days.
Read this book.

Mar 04, 2019

I absolutely loved this book! It was well written,honest, informative, and very, very interesting. I think it was extremely well researched as well. In my view, this is a must read and 5 solid stars.

By the way, the only reason why only 3 stars show with my comment is because I can’t select 5 stars on my iPad. Don’t know why.

Mar 02, 2019

The commenter below evidently gets stunned quite easily and is unfamiliar with the sordid history of the FBI, which was why I could only skim this book and not peruse it slowly - - too, too much of a load of bull.
Let's start with the basics and proceed from there: what was the biggest FBI bust during McCabe's time with the FBI? Martha Stewart . . . . Holy Mother of God!
McCabeclaims to have gone after the terrorists - - yet all we know for certain the are the FBI cover-ups on the underwear bomber [when FBI agents ordered the passengers not to divulge that they witnessed a US government official {FBI ? ? ?} override French airport security to allow aboard an obvious terrorist] and the Boston Marathon bombing [see Michele McPhee's book, Maximum Harm].
Holy Mother of God!
Under Mueller and Comey, as recounted in a recent Time Magazine feature, the FBI went from being in the toilet to being flushed down to the sewer.
Holy Mother of God!
That the FBI finally . . . . finally opened an investigation into Trump - - who had long been involved with money laundering through real estate for the Russian gangsters and oligarchs shouldn't be applauded, but rightly criticized for taking forever - - too little, too late, as usual.
The solid connections between Trump and Robert Mercer and Deutsche Bank and Renaissance Technologies and Russian money laundering boggles the mind [Cambridge Analytica - - although obviously connected, is really a minor sideshow in comparison]!
The FBI made a mockery of the investigation into the assassinations of President Kennedy, Rev. King, Sen. Bobby Kennedy, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera - - and who are the typical FBI directors lately? The descendants of former Rockefeller thugs, like Mueller, the special prosecutor!

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