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“I don't even know what that means”

Breaking News Emails Get urgent news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that play a role, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 24, 201 9, 3:48 PM GMTBy Allan Smith Former executive FBI director Andrew McCabe replied Sunday to President Donald Trump describing him as a "poor man's J. Edgar Hoover" who calls the alleged insult "Bizarre and false" in an interview with ABC's "This Week." "I don't even know what that means," McCabe said. "It's not the first time I have to listen to the president, say bizarre and unpleasant things about me." "So it is unfortunate that this is a bit but routine" he continued. "But I will say that I do not think it is something sad or unfortunate to tell the truth to power and tell the story that you lived and the things you saw and heard and the reasons behind the decisions you made and that was what I was trying to do with the book, "a reference to his recently released memoirs" The Threat. " On Wednesday, Trump was asked to respond to McCabe's comments in a media flash last week to promote his new book. McCabe said he ordered justice and counter-intelligence obstruction to Trump after he then fired the FBI director James Comey in May 2017 and said Deputy lawyer Rod Rosenstein had discussed the possibility of removing Trump through the 25th amendment except having a lead during a future conversation with the president. The Justice Department said his comment…

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By Allan Smith

Former executive FBI director Andrew McCabe replied Sunday to President Donald Trump describing him as a “poor man’s J. Edgar Hoover” who calls the alleged insult “Bizarre and false” in an interview with ABC’s “This Week.”

“I don’t even know what that means,” McCabe said. “It’s not the first time I have to listen to the president, say bizarre and unpleasant things about me.”

“So it is unfortunate that this is a bit but routine” he continued. “But I will say that I do not think it is something sad or unfortunate to tell the truth to power and tell the story that you lived and the things you saw and heard and the reasons behind the decisions you made and that was what I was trying to do with the book, “a reference to his recently released memoirs” The Threat. “

On Wednesday, Trump was asked to respond to McCabe’s comments in a media flash last week to promote his new book. McCabe said he ordered justice and counter-intelligence obstruction to Trump after he then fired the FBI director James Comey in May 2017 and said Deputy lawyer Rod Rosenstein had discussed the possibility of removing Trump through the 25th amendment except having a lead during a future conversation with the president. The Justice Department said his comment on Rosenstein was false, which McCabe questions.

McCabe also said he informed Congress leaders about the counter-intelligence investigation he had opened in Trump and that “no one objected.”

“Well, I think Andrew McCabe has done an idiot in recent days, and he really looks like a poor man’s J. Edgar Hoover,” Trump said, comparing McCabe with the original FBI director who ran the agency for five decades. “He’s a – I think he’s a disaster”.

McCabe was killed from the Bureau in March until a scheduled retirement, following an inspector-general’s report by the Justice Department who said he had misled investigators on leaks about the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation, which he denies. The inspector’s general secretary referred his inquiry to the US lawyer for the District of Columbia last year for possible prosecution, and prosecutors reportedly summoned a large jury on the matter.

McCabe said he believes he was fired because he further investigated Trump and plans to sue the Justice Department over his ousters.

“It will be an action against the Ministry of Justice, mainly to challenge the circumstances of my shooting,” McCabe said on Sunday in the Civil Judgment he says he will soon be filing. “This, of course, comes from the inspector’s general report – a report I disagree with, a report that was the result of a process that I don’t think anyone has ever seen before.”

Ask if he knew Trump “inspired” the inspector’s general report, McCabe said there was “no doubt” in his thoughts that Trump’s “clear desire affected that process.”

“The president talked about removing me for months before I ever interacted with the inspector in general,” he said. “

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