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Jeff Sessions’ racism and mental faculties torched in Andrew McCabe’s new book

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Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is apparently no fan of his former boss, Jeff Sessions.

Sessions, who served as attorney general for the end of McCabe’s tenure at the FBI, is painted as an incompetent racist in McCabe’s new book “The Threat,” according to two new reviews of the book.

In the Wall Street Journal, reviewers Byron Tau, Sadie Gurman and Aruna Viswanatha report:

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Mr. McCabe also critically described several interactions with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions—writing that Mr. Sessions appeared interested only in immigration issues. On counterterrorism cases, Mr. Sessions—a critic of illegal immigration—would ask where the suspect was born or where the suspect’s parents were from.

 

Mr. Sessions also complained about the FBI’s workforce to Mr. McCabe, he recalls in the book. “Back in the old days, he said, you all only hired Irishmen. They were drunks but they could be trusted. Not like all those new people with nose rings and tattoos,” Mr. McCabe wrote that the former attorney general told him.

 

Mr. Sessions didn’t immediately respond Thursday to a request for comment.

Writing a review for the Washington Post, Greg Miller is more detailed in his description of the Sessions-related portions of the book. Miller wrote:

McCabe’s disdain for Trump is rivaled only by his contempt for Sessions. 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.”

Logs on the electronic tablets used to deliver the President’s Daily Brief to Sessions came back with no indication he had ever punched in the passcode. The attorney general’s views on race and religion are described as reprehensible.

He also says that Sessions saw Islam as inherently extremist, according to McCabe.

These descriptions of Sessions are consistent with what is publicly known about the former attorney general. In fact, Sessions was once turned down by the Senate for a judicial nomination because of racist views — a fact that was frequently mentioned when he was nominated, successfully, to be attorney general. However, McCabe’s account should be treated with some skepticism, as he has significant reason to resent Sessions. It was Sessions, after all, who fired McCabe under pressure from Trump days before he would have earned his full FBI pension. McCabe reportedly notes in the book that he can’t go into more detail about Sessions because he’s pushing a pending lawsuit over his firing.

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Trump declares impeachment ‘dead’ — and demands apology — in late night Twitter outburst

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President Donald Trump lashed out on his favorite social media platform late Thursday evening.

Eight minutes before midnight eastern time, Trump unloaded.

Trump wrote, "Democrats must apologize to USA: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that 'United States Ambassador Gordon Sondland did NOT link financial military assistance to a request for Ukraine to open up an investigation into former V.P. Joe Biden & his son, Hunter Biden. Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and certainly did not tell me, about a connection between the assistance and the investigation.'”

Trump did not say why he was taking the word of a foreign official over multiple sworn testimonies from members of his own administration.

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Pelosi is ‘marrying up the facts and the law’: Ex-prosecutor says ‘bribery’ is a critical indictment of Trump

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi was masterful in using the word "bribery" to describe President Donald Trump's actions with Ukraine that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, according to a former federal prosecutor.

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams interviewed former Assistant U.S. Attorney Berit Berger on Thursday evening's "The Last Word."

Please expand for us on why it is significant and why is it important to label this bribery," Williams said.

"So I think Nancy Pelosi was very specific in calling this bribery for two reasons," Berger replied.

"The first is that -- unlike quid pro quo -- ribery is something that most people understand, especially people who have children," she said, with a chuckle. "We all sort of have a general understanding of that."

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Giuliani henchmen showered Republican with cash — and Trump almost made him ambassador to Ukraine: report

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Yet another bombshell report has shed new light on President Donald Trump's suspicious Ukraine policies.

"At the same time that Rudy Giuliani and his now-indicted pals were pushing for President Donald Trump to remove Amb. Marie Yovanovitch from her post in Ukraine, Trump administration officials were eyeing potential contenders to take over her job. One of the people in the mix, according to three sources familiar with the discussions, was Rep. Pete Sessions, a former Congressman who called for Yovanovitch’s firing," The Daily Beast reported Thursday night. "He is also a longtime ally of the former New York Mayor, and is believed to have taken millions of dollars from Giuliani’s indicted cronies."

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