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Tags: Trump Administration | andrew mccabe | book | sessions | doj | fbi

McCabe: Sessions Thought FBI Better When 'Irishmen' Hired 'Drunks' Who Could Be Trusted

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Former . Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe (R) during a news conference to announce significant law enforcement actions July 13, 2017 (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:56 PM

A new book by former FBI director Andrew McCabe portrays former Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a bumbling administrator who regularly embraced racial stereotypes, according to a Washington Post review.

The Post’s national security reporter Greg Miller, who reviewed “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,” wrote Thursday that McCabe derides Sessions as someone who “didn’t read intelligence reports and mixed up classified material with what he had seen in newspaper clips.”

“He blamed immigrants for nearly every societal problem and uttered racist sentiments with shocking callousness,” Miller wrote.

“The FBI was better off when ‘you all only hired Irishmen,’ Sessions said in one diatribe about the bureau’s workforce,” Miller wrote “‘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?’”

The review describes McCabe’s tell-all as “score-settling,” most of which involve President Donald Trump, though Miller wrote that McCabe circles back to Sessions.

“McCabe’s disdain for Trump is rivaled only by his contempt for Sessions,” Miller wrote. “He questions the former attorney general’s mental faculties, saying that he had ‘trouble focusing, particularly when topics of conversation strayed from a small number of issues.’”

“The attorney general’s views on race and religion are described as reprehensible,” Miller added. “Sessions ‘believed that Islam — inherently — advocated extremism’ and ceaselessly sought to draw connections between crime and immigration.

“‘Where’s he from?’ was his first question about a suspect. The next: ‘Where are his parents from?’”

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A new book by former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe portrays former Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a bumbling administrator who regularly embraced racial stereotypes, according to a Washington Post review.The Post's national security reporter Greg Miller, who reviewed "The...
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