FBI’s Trump dilemma: ‘It can’t get in a Twitter war,’ Andrew McCabe says

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For Andrew McCabe, the FBI deputy director fired by President Trump just 26 hours before he would have retired with a pension, it’s tougher than ever for anyone to do the job he did for more than 21 years.

The FBI faces a dilemma with “the continuing attacks by the president and his supporters” against the agency’s leaders, whom Trump has called corrupt and biased against him, McCabe said in an hour-long, sold-out appearance before the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

The FBI can’t “get in a Twitter war with the president,” McCabe said Wednesday. “It’s hard for the bureau to publicly fight back against conspiracy theories,…

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