FBI Names New National Security Chief
October 23rd, 2013
04:18 PM ET

FBI Names New National Security Chief

By Evan Perez

The FBI on Wednesday named Andrew McCabe, a long time terrorism investigator, to its top national security post.

Agency Director James Comey promoted McCabe, the assistant director of the National Security Branch, which oversees the bureau’s terrorism, intelligence, counterintelligence and weapons of mass destruction investigations.

McCabe was the first director of the FBI-led High-Value Interrogation Group in 2009, set up by the Obama administration to handle intelligence questioning of terrorism suspects after the President Barack Obama dismantled the Central Intelligence Agency’s controversial interrogation program.
He began his career in 1996 with the FBI’s organized crime squad in New York.

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    Sloppy post, CNN. Grammar aside, you might want to check with the FBI Press Office. You make it sound like McCabe went straight from directing interrogations to overseeing all FBI National Security matters, when in fact, he's been the Assistant Director (and previously, Deputy Assistant Director) of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division for at least a couple of years.

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