The Burn Bag Podcast

'The Democratization of Radicalization': A Conversation with Andrew McCabe, former FBI Acting Director

August 02, 2021 A'ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal Episode 72
The Burn Bag Podcast
'The Democratization of Radicalization': A Conversation with Andrew McCabe, former FBI Acting Director
Show Notes

In this episode, A'ndre and Ryan talk with Andrew McCabe, former Acting and Deputy FBI Director. McCabe served as the FB's acting director following the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey and, during his tenure,  oversaw the Russia investigation. This conversation delves into the the before, during, and after of the Russia inquiry. McCabe not only dispels myths surrounding the investigation, but also discuses the difficulties of investigation a sitting president. The conversation then turns to McCabe's FBI career, particularly focusing on thee post-9/11 era. He further provides his insights on the terrorism landscape today, noting the recent prevalence of domestic terrorism versus International terrorism. The episode concludes with McCabe's perspective why the American people should trust the FBI and the difficulty of navigating partisanship as a career professional.

Today's conversation was based off of Andrew's 2019 book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.