By Louis J. Freeh
A outstanding New York Times and Washington Post bestseller, My FBI is the definitive account of yank legislations enforcement in the course of the Clinton years and within the run-up to September eleven. Louis Freeh is obvious eyed, frank, the final word realist, and he deals resolute imaginative and prescient for the struggles ahead.
"[Freeh] comes off because the genuine deal, an honorable, hard-working guy, a faithful public servant and father, a talented legal professional and onetime federal prosecutor."---The long island Times
"Freeh did his nation a good carrier via staying on as FBI director to be a witness---a fact teller, if you happen to will---to the entire nefarious goings-on on the Clinton White condominium. As with so much debates surrounding the Clinton presidency, it comes all the way down to this: Do you think Louis Freeh, or do you suspect invoice Clinton? If there is still any doubt, this booklet without end solutions that question."---The Philadelphia Inquirer
"In one of many year's extra explosive Washington memoirs, Freeh pulls no punches."---The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The FBI that Freeh took over in the summertime of 1993 used to be nonetheless reeling from the bloody standoff at Ruby Ridge and the conflagration on the department Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. Unpopular, underfunded, and understaffed, the Bureau used to be additionally creeping alongside within the technological darkish a long time. For 8 years---the moment longest tenure of any director due to the fact that J. Edgar Hoover---Freeh may struggle teeth and nail to show the FBI around.
In My FBI, we persist with Freeh via his five-year conflict opposed to Clinton, nationwide safeguard Adviser Sandy Berger, and others to win indictments for the Khobar bombings in 2001, which acknowledged that Iranian executive officers performed a job within the attack.
No ask yourself invoice Clinton known as Freeh a "law enforcement legend" while he nominated him to be FBI Director. No ask yourself, both, that once Clinton thus referred to as that appointment the worst one he made as president, Freeh thought of it "a badge of honor."
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