McCabe Recalls Trump Citing Putin on North Korea

News  |  Feb 16, 2019

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's new book, which he discusses on 60 Minutes this Sunday, serves up some interesting information, including a detailed description of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' prejudice and ignorance, as well as more examples of President Trump's incompetence and bad behavior. 

Relevant to the Russia probe is yet another example of the president siding with Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence community. 


Inevitably, the book includes disturbing new detail about Trump’s subservience to Russian President Vladimir Putin. During an Oval Office briefing in July 2017, Trump refused to believe U.S. intelligence reports that North Korea had test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile — a test that Kim Jong Un had called a Fourth of July “gift” to “the arrogant Americans.”

Trump dismissed the missile launch as a “hoax,” McCabe writes. “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.”

Full review: Andrew McCabe’s disturbing account of working for Sessions and Trump (WaPo)