David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is writing a book about his tumultuous tenure in the Trump administration, titled “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.”

“I wrote this book because the president’s attacks on me symbolize his destructive effect on the country as a whole,” McCabe said in a statement released by his publisher. “He is undermining America’s safety and security, and eroding public confidence in its institutions. His attacks on the most crucial institutions of government, and on the professionals who serve within them, should make every American stand up and take notice.”


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The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the investigation into improper taxpayer-funded travel by FEMA administrator Brock Long has been referred to prosecutors for potential criminal charges.

Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Friday that “any attempt by the President to pardon Mr. Manafort or otherwise interfere in this investigation would be a gross abuse of power and require immediate action by Congress.”

Manafort pleaded guilty on Friday in a plea deal that includes cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

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