Former US Attorney General said FBI was better when it hired Irish "drunks", new book claims
"They were drunks but they could be trusted."
Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has released a new book, in which he speaks in detail about what it was like working closely alongside Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, the former Attorney General of the United States.
According to the Washington Post, in the book, titled The Threat, McCabe outlines how Sessions once complained about the the direction the FBI has gone, while referencing how many Irish people used to work as policemen in the US.
When speaking about the FBI, McCabe claims Sessions told him: "Back in the old days, you all only hired Irishmen. They were drunks but they could be trusted. Not like all those new people with nose rings and tattoos."
The book makes a number of other claims about Sessions, one of which says that he saw Islam as inherently extremist, and that he had "trouble focusing, particularly when topics of conversation strayed from a small number of issues".
Sessions is yet to respond to any of the claims made in the book.
Sessions resigned as Attorney General at the request of President Donald Trump in November of 2018.