Fmr FBI Director sets off alarm bells: tells of Trump's words in the Oval Office on Putin
President Donald Trump is taking intelligence advice from Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding national security according to former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
In his new book entitled "The Threat," and subtitled “How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,” McCabe reveals some more insider information on the Trump presidency, and it's not pretty.
On at least one account, McCabe says that Trump admitted to his subservience to President Putin in an Oval Office briefing in July 2017. At the time, Trump refused to believe U.S. intelligence reports that North Korea had test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, and dismissed it as a "hoax."
Here's what what McCabe said in the book:
“He thought that North Korea did not have the capability to launch such missiles. He said he knew this because Vladimir Putin had told him so.”
Let that sink in for a moment.
Remember - McCabe was the Acting Director of the F.B.I. at the time after Trump fired James Comey. This isn't a story from the "fake news" media or from an unaccredited source.
What's even more troubling about this latest revelation is that at the same time Trump was making statements like these, he was also attacking the Intelligence Community, and refused to say anything negative against Putin. If Trump wants to dispel any belief that he's colluding with his Russian counterpart, then he isn't doing a very good job at it.
There are a number of other tidbits in McCabe's book, including a time that former Attorney General Sessions once told him that the F.B.I. was a better place when they "only hired Irishmen."
“They were drunks but they could be trusted. Not like all those new people with nose rings and tattoos — who knows what they’re doing?" McCabe quoted Sessions as saying.
That statement is racially insensitive at best, if not downright racist.
For more analysis on McCabe's book, visit the Washington Post.