Poor Andrew McCabe! First he got fired from the FBI, now the the FBI won’t even let him publish his book.
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired, has accused the bureau of stalling publication of his tell-all book.
McCabe said he was “disappointed” about the delay of his book — which he trailed as being about how Trump's "attacks on me symbolize his destructive effect on the country as a whole" — due to an FBI review of the manuscript. It was originally due to be released Dec. 4 but will now not be out until next year.
“[T]he FBI's review has taken far longer than they led me to believe it would. Having been singled out for irregular unfair treatment over the past year, I am concerned it could be happening again,” McCabe said in a statement released through his spokeswoman early Thursday,
Now, the book will be released sometime in February 2019, and McCabe said he is “looking forward to sharing my story with the public.” Entitled "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump," it will be published by St. Martin's Press.
McCabe was fired by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in March, less than 48 hours before his retirement day because of "allegations of misconduct" found by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General. McCabe, has disputed the IG report, and is now the subject of a grand jury inquiry.
According to the FBI’s employment agreement, all disclosure of information must be reviewed and adhere to the FBI’s “Prepublication Review Policy Guide,” made official in 2015.
"If the review requires additional time, [the FBI] will provide periodic progress reports and will advise the submitter of the anticipated completion date,” the policy guide states.