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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.

Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen as deputy attorney general

President Donald Trump late Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey Rosen to serve as the Justice Department's new deputy attorney general.

The big picture: Rosen, who is currently deputy transportation secretary and has previously been confirmed by the Senate, will replace Rod Rosenstein, who is reportedly expected to step down by mid-March. Rosen previously worked for nearly 30 years at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where recently-confirmed Attorney General William Barr also worked prior to his nomination.

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