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The White House plan to exploit Andrew McCabe's new book

In this image, Andrew McCabe is escorted by a security guard through a light gray hallway in the Rayburn House office building. News cameras follow him.
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White House officials and sources close to President Trump are treating Andrew McCabe's book as an opportunity.

What's happening: These people plan to keep promoting bits from "The Threat," which has rocketed past Michelle Obama's "Becoming" to #1 on Amazon's best-sellers list, that support their "deep state" narrative. They also plan to argue that the rest of the former FBI deputy director's claims are a pack of lies.

McCabe says he told "Gang of 8" about FBI Trump probe without objection

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told NBC's "TODAY" on Tuesday that the "Gang of Eight," the top congressional leaders briefed on classified matters, did not object to the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into President Trump. "That's the important part here, no one objected. Not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds and not based on fact," he said.

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