In an interview with CBS Scott Pellie on "60 minutes," McCabe said that Trump spoke "disdainfully" about Russia's investigation within a few weeks that they viewed as an attempt to "publicly undermine the investigation." According to him, officials are concerned about the President's "own words".
- Trump unveiled comments commenting on his roam fire with a Russian investigation into NBC.
- Trump met in the Oval Office with Russian officials, where Trump reported that the release of Komi freed "great pressure." Rosenstein was on board, opening the Trump investigation, McCabe told Pellie: "Absolutely." As for Russia, was Trump "acting by order and somehow following directions, one way or another fulfilling his will."
"It was one extreme. Another extreme is that the President is absolutely innocent, and we also discussed this, Baker told reporters last year. "It may be a whole lot of things. We have to investigate because we do not know if you know that the worst case scenario is probably true, or the President is absolutely innocent, and we need to do this ̵
Even after the investigation was initiated, McCabe said that the President continues to praise Russia and described the case when Trump said he trusts President Vladimir Putin in an outright contradiction with American intelligence.
McCabe informed CBS that Trump does not consider that North Korea has made a rocket test because Putin said that a fraud regime would not be possible, or missiles would test missiles that could hit the United States. McCabe said that Trump said this during a briefing at the White House who was briefed by the FBI official who attended the briefing to McCabe.
"The intelligence officials at the briefing said that this does not correspond to any intelligence that our government has, the President replied:" I do not care. I believe in Putin, "McCabe said.
McCabe said when he heard that the president said this, he thought it was" just a spectacular thing to say. To spend this time and effort and energy and what we all do in the intelligence community to produce products that will help decide – the initiators – and the ultimate decision maker, the President of the United States – make political decisions and also face absolute uncertainty in these efforts and the reluctance to study the true state of affairs with which he is dealing.
When asked at the beginning of the week to comment on comments by Trump in North Korea, the White House did not respond.
The spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, as a rule, exploded McCabe's book in a prepared statement saying: "Andrew McCabe was freed from total humiliation by the FBI because he repeatedly lied to the investigator, including the oath.
" His actions were is so shameful, "continued Sanders," that he was handed over to federal prosecutors. Andrew McCabe has no confidence and embarrassment for men and women of the FBI and our great country. "
McCabe was released by then Attorney General Jeff Seans in March after general report and Inspector, who concluded that he had mislead investigators about his role in directing other FBI officials to speak to The Wall Street Journal about his involvement in the state investigation of corruption in the Clinton Foundation.
"There is absolutely no reason for anyone, and, Of course, not for me to distort what has happened. So no. Did I deliberately mislead people with whom I spoke? I have not done this. I did not have any reason. And I did not do it. "McCabe spoke on Sunday for" 60 minutes. "
The law enforcement agency of the Ministry of Justice conveyed its findings on McQueen's office to the United States Prosecutor in Washington for alleged criminal prosecution.
Kevin Bohn and Kate Sullivan (CNN) took part in this report.