Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has scored a book deal for “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,” according to an announcement from his publisher.
McCabe was ousted from the bureau earlier this year after a Justice Department inspector general report concluded that McCabe had lied about his disclosures to media. McCabe has denied the allegations and is currently suing the Justice Department for wrongful termination.
The book deal comes just months after former FBI Director James Comey released “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which is highly critical of the president and sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week alone in April.
“I wrote this book because the president’s attacks on me symbolize his destructive effect on the country as a whole,” McCabe said in a statement through St. Martin’s. “He is undermining America’s safety and security, and eroding public confidence in its institutions. His attacks on the most crucial institutions of government, and on the professionals who serve within them, should make every American stand up and take notice.”
According to the publisher, McCabe will chronicle “a series of troubling, contradictory, and often bizarre conversations” with Trump and other administration officials that he claims in the book “undermine the FBI and the entire intelligence community” while posing a threat to the public.
McCabe began his career with the FBI in a New York field office in 1996. He was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in March, just days before his scheduled retirement, and has disputed the inspector general’s report
about the reasons behind his firing.