Andrew McCabe on his criticisms of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The former deputy FBI director says conversations he had with Sessions were "unlike anything" he's experienced from an attorney general.
3:06 | 02/19/19

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Transcript for Andrew McCabe on his criticisms of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions
deputy director an true Mccabe. I thought your book was fantastic. What was really interesting to me was the unflattering picture of former attorney general Jeff sessions. And in your booing, you describe him as someone who rarely read his intelligence briefings. Confused classified Intel with information he read in the paper. And made a lot of racist comments. And especially expressed frustrationy U.S. Attorneys in cases where the death penalty was an option were not recommending or pursuing the death penalty, especially in criminal cases. You even write that he asked where every suspect was from. And told you the FBI was better off when you only hired irishmen. What was your -- Aren't you Irish? Aren't we all? You wrote he said things like, they were drunks, but they could be trusted. That's right. Yeah, lovely. So, yeah, I am Irish. Was he an appropriate person to lead the department of justice? You know, sunny, I'll say this. I had the benefit of working closely with several attorneys general. And the things that I saw that they -- the conversations I had with attorney general sessions were unlike anything I had seen from any other attorney general. The obsessive focus on immigration when, in many cases, it simply wasn't relevant to the threats we were doesing. Off-handed comments. The racist comment. It was a challenge to make sure the attorney general was getting the benefit of the intelligence we were presenting him. Trump couldn't stand him. Being obsessed about immigration was his brownie points to staying emploid, don't you think? It's been a primary focus of the administratiot the primary focus of the day-to-day work of trying to keep the country safe when you're an intelligence officer, a law enforcement officer. We're thinking about and talking about those cases a operations that we're trying to bring down and move forward at any given moment. And kind of counting the numbers of cases that we have that we're investigating of people who were immigrants or who came from other countries is just not something we were -- we were focused on. Have you been investigated by Mueller? Not investigated. Interviewed. I have. I have. Those memos that you and he kept, are those going to hold up rg let's say he's impeached. Will they help the prosecution or not snmplgt I don't know that I can answer that. The information I have including the memos that I wrote, I have given all that to the special course team. We'll see. Thank you so much. Thank you for coming. Thank you for writing the book.

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