Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ripped former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Deputy AG Sally Yates in his new memoir.
In the book, titled “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,” Andrew McCabe slams Lynch for refusing to recuse herself from the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized email server and her infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton.
The Guardian obtained an early copy from the book, which is due out Feb. 19.
The fired FBI official writes that Lynch and Yates saw “the investigation of Hillary Clinton … likely nominee of the Democratic party, who was being supported by the president of the United States, to whom they owed their jobs … as a case they could handle without prejudice.”
In what he described as a “feckless compromise” and “the worst possible choice afforded by the situation,” McCabe says Lynch and Yates “designated career professionals in the National Security Division as decision-makers in this case but didn’t unambiguously commit to abide by those people’s decisions.”
McCabe also took swipes at Lunch for her 2016 Phoenix airport meeting with Bill Clinton amid both the emails and Russia investigations.
“The tarmac meeting was a horrible lapse in judgment by Loretta Lynch. She should have recused herself … she did not – she made things worse,” McCabe writes.