McCabe book: Sessions once said FBI was better off when it 'only hired Irishmen'

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeJohn Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' MORE alleged that former Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBiden picks vocal Trump critics to lead immigration agencies The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Biden administration should resist 'slush-fund' settlements MORE once said the bureau was better off when it "only hired Irishmen,” according to a copy of his new book seen by The Washington Post.

“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?” McCabe reportedly quoted Sessions as saying in his new book while recounting what it was like to work under him. 

McCabe also reportedly claimed that Sessions would forgo reading intelligence reports during his time as a senior official in the Trump administration and confused classified information with stories he had read in the newspaper.


The former FBI official also claimed Sessions made racist sentiments in his previous role and blamed immigrants for almost any societal problem. 

The harsh description of Sessions is just one. Of the latest revelations to surface from McCabe’s memoir, "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump," which has already become a source for a number of insider accounts during his time in office – despite having not yet been released.

McCabe also reportedly questions Session’s mental status in the book and wrote that he had “trouble focusing, particularly when topics of conversation strayed from a small number of issues.”

McCabe reportedly claimed Sessions “believed that Islam — inherently — advocated extremism” and would tirelessly work to make links between immigration and crime.

“Where’s he from?” McCabe reportedly alleged Session’s first question was about a suspect.

“Where are his parents from?” Sessions would reportedly ask next. 

The former FBI official, who was fired by Sessions in March 2018, also reportedly noted in the book that he has “much more” he would like to say about his termination but has restrictions from doing so as he is currently pursuing legal action.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in an earlier statement on Thursday that McCabe’s “selfish and destructive agenda drove him to open a completely baseless investigation into the president."

“Andrew McCabe has no credibility and is an embarrassment to the men and women of the FBI and our great country,” she added.