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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Andrew G. McCabe
Narrator: Andrew G. McCabe
Genres: Biography & Memoir, North America, Public Policy
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: February 2019
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 26 minutes
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Overview

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!
This program is read by the author.
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.

Reviews (9)

Written by Pepper M. on June 14th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was an informative and essential read. It provided context to the people and events behind the salacious headlines. It grounded the justifiably confused and uproarious reactions to manufactured and curated perceptions of unfairness, by detailing years of experience ( in times of peace and conflict), and the realities of the struggles that measured responses entail. With media outlets being targeted on one side, and weaponized on the other, its backstories like this that give me peace from the whirlwind.

Written by Berva Lorraine H. on May 4th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this book. Thank you Andy McCabe! It was informative and chilling, well written and compelling, and I am Canadian. I wanted to buy the book initially because of the deplorable way you were treated after your years of service to your country. I think everyone should read it . And soon.

Written by Rachael T. on April 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Authentic....! I am deeply moved at this moment And deeply saddened at such an outrageous ending to a career that the country should be singing your praises from the rooftops in gratitude for your service to your country ... !! What a mean spirited evil little man he is.... I trust it will soon be over for you all and you are able to reclaim your rightful place in the world.... Thank you for such a stupendously well executed telling....!. Arohanui.... Kiakaha from New Zealand

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Written by Denny D. on March 28th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book provides a great insight to the workings of the FBI and the honorable service of Andrew McCabe. I believe it details what happens to those that try to be truthful in the face of the current president. It is well written and well narrated. I would encourage everyone to read this book.

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Written by Tammy C. on March 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was intense and very credible! I enjoyed it immensely and learned a lot about the role of the FBI, details of how investigations proceed, our current presidency, and other fascinating facts. I highly recommend it!

Written by Gayle B. on March 11th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A must read. Thank you Andrew McCabe.

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Written by Debi H. on March 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I wish everyone would read this book!

Written by Perrot P. on March 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wow. Great read. I learned about the FBI and how an FBI guy just tried to do his when confronted to Trump. The facts are clear, the writing is simple and striking. I'm going to read it again. Loved it.

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Written by Collette S. on March 4th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A mind-boggling, gut-wrenching narrative of the forces of chaos and evil perpetuated by the man at the top, Trump, and the distinguished and brilliant FBI agents that are trying to keep him in check.

Author Details

Author Details

McCabe, Andrew G.

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 w