Let's face it. When he [Trump ] says 'we know who you are,' that's a threat. That's the same sort of language that a mob boss or a drug kingpin would use to threaten a subordinate. — Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe
Let's face it. When he [Trump ] says 'we know who you are,' that's a threat. That's the same sort of language that a mob boss or a drug kingpin would use to threaten a subordinate. — Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says Trump is 'threatening members of law enforcement' in targeting officer who killed Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt
  • Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe called out Trump for his comments about Ashli Babbitt.
  • Trump has spoken out in support of the Jan. 6 rioter who was killed by Capitol Police.
  • "When he says 'we know who you are,' that's a threat," McCabe said of Trump's call for the officer who shot Babbitt to be named.
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe on Thursday blasted former President Donald Trump for "threatening law enforcement" in calling for "justice" against the Capitol Police officer who killed insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt on January 6.

During an appearance on CNN's "The Situation Room," McCabe told anchor Jim Acosta that Trump's comments regarding the Capitol Police were "incredibly dangerous."

"We know this for a fact. It is not something we are theorizing about," he said. "We have seen before the impact that the president's words have on his most die-hard and emotional supporters."

He added: "We have seen an attempted bombing plot by a domestic extremist who was arrested some years ago who said he was following the directions of President Trump. We all saw the insurrectionists on January 6th acting what many of them had said, they thought they were following his direction."

... During the interview, McCabe proceeded to state that the former president's comments were akin to language coming from an organized crime figure and not from a former commander-in-chief.

"Let's face it," said McCabe. "When he says 'we know who you are,' that's a threat. That's the same sort of language that a mob boss or a drug kingpin would use to threaten a subordinate."

He emphasized: "You have the former president of the United States threatening members of law enforcement. It's just outrageous."
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