Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice. As a federal law enforcement agency it investigates alleged violations of federal criminal laws governing banking, gambling, white collar fraud, public corruption, civil rights, interstate transportation of stolen property, and elections. The FBI's investigative authority can be found in Title 28, Section 533 of the US Code. Additionally, there are other statutes, such as the Congressional Assassination, Kidnapping, and Assault Act (Title 18, US Code, Section 351), which give the FBI responsibility to investigate specific crimes.
Since passage of the Patriot Act and subsequent reauthorizations, the bureau appears to be out of control and rife with corruption.
- 1 Mission
- 2 Priorities
- 3 Crimes under FBI jurisdiction
- 4 The Director
- 5 Headquarters
- 6 Budget
- 7 Field Offices
- 8 International Offices
- 9 National Security Branch
- 10 Training
- 11 Calls for reform
- 12 History
- 12.1 Bureau of Investigation
- 12.2 The Gangster Era
- 12.3 World War II
- 12.4 Cold War
- 12.5 COINTELPRO
- 12.6 After Hoover
- 12.7 Mueller era
- 12.8 Comey era
- 12.8.1 Culture of corruption
- 12.8.2 Boston Marathon bombing
- 12.8.3 Bundy and Finicum
- 12.8.4 Hillary Clinton email scandal whitewash
- 12.8.5 Bandidos and Cossacks
- 12.8.6 San Bernardino terrorist attack
- 12.8.7 Olympic gymnast sexual abuse
- 12.8.8 Garland, Texas terrorist attack
- 12.8.9 Trump-Russia fraud
- 12.8.10 Pulse Night Club shooting
- 12.8.11 FBI 2016 presidential election interference
- 12.9 Wray era
- 13 See also
- 14 Links
- 15 References
The mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
- Protect the United States from terrorist attack.
- Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage.
- Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes.
- Combat public corruption at all levels.
- Protect civil rights.
- Combat transnational and national criminal organizations and enterprises.
- Combat major white-collar crime.
- Combat significant violent crime.
- Support federal, state, county, municipal, and international partners.
- Upgrade technology to successfully perform the FBI's mission.
Crimes under FBI jurisdiction
National Security priorities
- International Terrorism
- Domestic Terrorism
- Weapons of Mass Destruction
- Economic Espionage
- Cyber Crime
- Computer Intrusions
- Online Predators
- Piracy/Intellectual Property Theft
- Internet Fraud
- Public Corruption
- Government Fraud
- Election Fraud
- Foreign Corrupt Practices
- Civil Rights
- Hate Crime
- Human Trafficking
- Color of Law
- Freedom of Access to Clinics
- White-Collar Crime
- Bankruptcy Fraud
- Corporate/Securities Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Insurance Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage Fraud
- Telemarketing Fraud
- More White-Collar Frauds
- Organized Crime
- Italian Mafia/LCN
- Middle Eastern
- Sports Bribery
- Major Thefts/Violent Crime
- Art Theft
- Bank Robberies
- Cargo Theft
- Crimes Against Children
- Cruise Ship Crime
- Indian Country Crime
- Jewelry and Gems Theft
- Murder for Hire
- Retail Theft
- Vehicle Theft
- Violent Gangs
The FBI is headed by a Director who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. On October 15, 1976, in reaction to the extraordinary 48-year term of J. Edgar Hoover, Congress passed Public Law 94-503, which limits the term of each FBI Director to ten years. Hoover was the longest serving director, James Comey the shortest.
FBI Headquarters is currently located in the J. Edgar Hoover Building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. The Special Agents and support personnel who work at Headquarters organize and coordinate FBI activities around the world. Headquarters personnel determine investigative priorities, oversee major cases, and manage the organization's resources, technology, and personnel. Headquarters also has a role in gathering and distributing information. If a Special Agent in Boise, Idaho, has some information that would help an Agent in New York City solve a case, Headquarters is responsible for making sure the information gets from Boise to New York.
Headquarters plays a key role in fighting terrorism. It is the focal point for intelligence, not only from around the country, but from the CIA and various countries overseas. Headquarters takes the intelligence information it collects, analyzes it, and sends it to field offices, state and municipal police departments, and other federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security.
In the late 1990s, the FBI put a professional scientist in charge of the Laboratory and instituted reforms to improve evidence handling and optimize research. As the FBI has grown, some Headquarters functions have been moved to other locations. The Criminal Justice Information Services Division is located in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The Laboratory and Investigative Technologies Divisions are located in Quantico, Virginia. Other specialized facilities, such as high-tech computer forensics centers, are at various locations across the country.
In fiscal year (FY) 2003, the FBI received a total of $4.298 billion, including $540.281 million in net program increases to enhance Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Security, Forensics, Training, and Criminal Programs.
The nuts and bolts work of the FBI is done in its 56 field offices and their 400 satellite offices, known as resident agencies. It is the Special Agent in the field who looks for clues, tracks down leads, and works with local law enforcement to catch and arrest criminals. A Special Agent in Charge oversees each field office, except for the largest field offices, in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New York City, which are headed by an Assistant Director.
In addition to its field offices across the United States, the FBI has 45 offices known as Legal Attachés or "Legats" located around the world. Legats are our first line of defense beyond our borders. Their goals are simple-to stop foreign crime as far from American shores as possible and to help solve international crimes that do occur as quickly as possible.
To accomplish these goals, each Legat works with law enforcement and security agencies in their host country to coordinate investigations of interest to both countries. Some Legats are responsible for coordination with law enforcement personnel in several countries. The purpose of these Legats is strictly coordination; they do not conduct foreign intelligence gathering or counterintelligence investigations. The rules for joint activities and information-sharing are generally spelled out in formal agreements between the United States and the Legat's host country. The entire worldwide Legat program is overseen by a Special Agent in Charge located at FBI Headquarters.
National Security Branch
The National Security Branch (NSB) was established on September 12, 2005, in response to a presidential directive to establish a “National Security Service” that combines the missions, capabilities, and resources of the counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and intelligence elements of the FBI under the leadership of a senior FBI official. In July 2006, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate was created within the NSB to integrate WMD components previously spread throughout the FBI.
In the FBI, learning is a lifelong process for both Special Agents and support personnel. New Agents' Training incorporates counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and cyber investigation matters into basic investigative courses so Agents are better able to recognize and address these intertwined threats. For example, training in financial crimes shows Agents how certain acts should be closely reviewed for possible money laundering activities by terrorist groups.
FBI support personnel enjoy a variety of training opportunities throughout their careers, including in-service training on counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cybecrime, and other matters; language training; distance learning via satellite; and courses offered through the FBI's "Virtual Academy."
College of Analytical Studies
The FBI's College of Analytical Studies provides training for intelligence analysts using state-of-the-art computer tools. A variety of courses are offered to FBI personnel, members of Joint Terrorism Task Forces around the country, and Department of Justice analysts.
Since 1935, the FBI has offered the National Academy program to experienced law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of their leadership qualities.
The 11-week multidisciplinary program emphasizes leadership development. The University of Virginia accredits its academic courses. Courses offered include management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science. More than 36,000 police managers have graduated from the FBI National Academy.
Field Police Training
A Special Agent at each FBI field office coordinates training programs for state and local law enforcement and public safety employees within that office's territory. Course topics include hostage negotiation, computer crime, death investigations, violent crimes, criminal psychology, and forensics. In FY 2002, the field police training programs trained 48,021 law enforcement and public safety employees.
Leadership and Management Science Programs
The FBI conducts three five-day National Executive Institute seminars for heads of large law enforcement agencies each year. Since the program began in 1976, more than 800 top police managers have completed the seminar. In FY 2000, 59 police managers from mid-sized law enforcement agencies completed the FBI's two-week Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS). The FBI also offers 18 Regional Mini-LEEDS/Command Colleges each year for the heads of small law enforcement agencies.
International Training and Assistance
In FY 2002, the FBI provided training to more than 8,050 police officers and executives representing 118 countries through courses offered at FBI facilities and at on-site in-country seminars. Courses were offered in Major Case Management and Terrorist Crime Scenes Investigation, among others. The FBI also administers an International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary, and supports a second Academy in Bangkok, Thailand. The curricula at both International Academies are based on the FBI National Academy model.
Critical Race Theory and Intersctionality
Since the Biden regime, the FBI has incorporated Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality into its training of agents.
Calls for reform
Chris Farrell, president of Judicial Watch, made proposals for reform. Congress could authorize and create a new investigative division in the U.S. Marshals Service and open applications for law enforcement officer seeking to be rigorously screened, vetted and then accessed into the new organization. The FBI could be disbanded over a period of months.
- See also: FBI scandal
- The FBI ran a coup against President Donald Trump. Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Lisa Page, Clinesmith, Pientka, Gregory Brower, James Baker (DOJ), et al were not prosecuted.
- The Michigan governor kidnap plot was largely a creation of the FBI.
- The Hillary Clinton email scandal was covered up by the FBI.
- The FBI was in possession of Hunter Biden's laptop documenting Biden-Ukraine collusion while President Trump endured a phony impeachment.
- FISA abuse.
- Delay in the sexual-molestation probe into Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
- The Harold Square Bomber case.
- The FBI doesn't adequately investigate “high-risk” employees who fail polygraph tests.
- The FBI retaliates against whistleblowers.
- See also: History of the FBI in the 21st century
Bureau of Investigation
On July 26, 1908, Attorney General (AG) Charles J. Bonaparte ordered a small force of permanent investigators (organized a month earlier) to report to the Department of Justice's Chief Examiner, Stanley Finch. AG Bonaparte declared that these investigators would handle all Department of Justice (DOJ) investigative matters, except certain bank frauds. At first, little seemed to come of AG Bonaparte's reorganization.
In 1909, this investigator force was named the Bureau of Investigation (BOI). At this time, it investigated antitrust matters, land fraud, copyright violations, peonage (involuntary slavery), and twenty other matters. Over the next decade, federal criminal authority and Bureau jurisdiction were extended by laws like the 1910 "White-Slave Traffic" Act that put responsibility for interstate prostitution under the Bureau for a time and the 1919 Dyer Act that did the same for interstate auto-theft. US entry into World War I in April 1917 led to further increases in the Bureau's jurisdiction. Congress and President Wilson assigned the BOI's three hundred employees responsibility for espionage, sabotage, sedition, and selective service matters.
The Gangster Era
The 1920s brought Prohibition, the automobile, and an increase in criminal activity. Bank robbers, bootleggers, and kidnappers took advantage of jurisdictional boundaries by crossing state lines to elude capture. A criminal culture marked by violent gangsters flourished, but no federal law gave the BOI authority to tackle their crimes and other law enforcement efforts were fragmented. The Bureau addressed these matters as its jurisdiction permitted throughout the 1920s.
In 1924, Attorney General Harlan Stone appointed John Edgar Hoover as Director. Director Hoover (1924-1972) implemented a number of reforms to clean up what had become a politicized Bureau under the leadership of William J. Burns (1921-1924). Hoover reinstated merit hiring, introduced professional training of new Agents, demanded regular inspections of all Bureau operations, and required strict professionalism in the Bureau's work.
Notorious John Dillinger and his gang terrorized the Midwest from September 1933 until July 1934, killing 10 men, wounding 7 others, robbing banks and police arsenals, and staging 3 jail breaks. On July 22, 1934, Dillinger was shot and killed by FBI Agents outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago.
Under Hoover, the Bureau also began to emphasize service to other law enforcement agencies. The Identification Division was created in 1924 to provide US police a means to identify criminals across jurisdictional boundaries. The Technical Crime Laboratory, created in 1932, provided forensic analysis and research for law enforcement, and the FBI National Academy, opened in 1935, provided standardized professional training for America's law enforcement communities.
In answer to the violent crime of the 1930s, Congress began to assign and expand new authorities to the Bureau. The kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby son in 1932 led to the passage of the Federal Kidnapping Act, which allowed the Bureau to investigate interstate kidnappings. The 1933 Kansas City Massacre spurred the passage of the 1934 May/June Crime Bills. These laws gave the Bureau authority to act in many new areas, to make arrests, and to carry weapons. Renamed "Federal Bureau of Investigation" in 1935, the FBI dealt with gangsters severely, earning its anonymous agents the nickname "G-Men."
World War II
As the gangster threat subsided, a threat of a different nature emerged. In 1936, President Roosevelt directed the FBI to investigate potential subversion by Nazi and Communist organizations. In 1940, he tasked the Bureau with responsibility for foreign intelligence in the western hemisphere and domestic security in the United States. In response, the Bureau created a Special Intelligence Service (SIS) Division in June 1940. The SIS sent undercover FBI Agents throughout the Western Hemisphere. These Agents successfully identified some 1,300 Axis intelligence agents (about 10% of whom were prosecuted). When President Truman ordered the program's end in 1947, several former SIS offices became the backbone of the FBI's foreign liaison efforts, now serving as Legal Attaché Offices. FBI efforts also thwarted many espionage, sabotage, and propaganda attempts on the home front, including Frederick Duquesne's spy ring in 1941 and George Dasch's band of saboteurs in 1942.
When Germany and Japan surrendered in 1945, concern about the threat of foreign intelligence did not end. Revelations that year from former Soviet intelligence agents like Igor Guzenko and Elizabeth Bentley, information gleaned from FBI investigations during and after the war, and decrypted/decoded Soviet cable traffic called "Venona" (available to the Bureau from 1947), convinced the FBI of the seriousness of the Soviet intelligence threat long before Senator Joseph McCarthy made his 1950 speech about communist "moles." Under the Hatch Act (1940) and Executive Orders issued in 1947 and 1951, the Bureau exercised responsibility for ensuring the loyalty of those who sought to work in the government. The FBI played a critical role in US handling of the Cold War.
In the 1950s, civil rights violations and organized crime became matters of increasing concern. As in the past, lack of jurisdiction hindered the Bureau from effectively responding to these problems when they first emerged as national issues. It was under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act that the Bureau received legislative authority to investigate many of the wrongs done to African Americans in the South and elsewhere. Under existing laws, the Bureau's efforts against organized crime also started slowly. Then, with the 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act and the 1970 Organized Crime Control Act, Congress gave the Bureau effective weapons with which to attack organized criminal enterprises, Title III warrants for wiretaps and the Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
During the 1960s, subversion remained a central focus of Bureau efforts. The counter-cultural revolution turned the Bureau's attention towards violent student movements, as criminal groups like the Weather Underground and the Black Panthers. The Bureau responded to the threat of subversion with Counterintelligence Programs such as COINTELPRO, first against the Communist Party (1956) and then later against other violent/subversive groups like the Black Panthers and the Ku Klux Klan (1960's). These programs resulted in the Bureau, at times, effectively stepping out of its proper role as a law enforcement agency. Attorney General Robert Kennedy authorized the FBI to wiretap civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s phone to pry into his personal life; this was later expanded during Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency to blackmail King. The FBI mailed King a tape recording made from microphones hidden in hotel rooms with women who were not his wife. The tape was accompanied by a note suggesting that the recording would be released to the public unless King committed suicide.
During the 1970s, Bureau actions, which were publicly revealed through a strengthened Freedom of Information Act (1966, amended in 1974), resulted in congressional investigations like the Church Committee and the Pike Committee hearings in 1975. In response to criticisms emerging from these revelations, the Bureau worked with Attorney General Levi to develop guidelines for its domestic counterintelligence investigations.
Assassination of Martin Luther King
Ten years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, the House Assassinations Committee re-examined Dr. King's murder. Many key witnesses had died and important evidence had not been preserved. The committee found:
|"The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation performed with varying degrees of competency and legality in the fulfillment of their duties.
The Department of Justice failed to supervise adequately the Domestic Intelligence Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In addition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in the Domestic Intelligence Division's COINTELPRO campaign against Dr. King, grossly abused and exceeded its legal authority and failed to consider the possibility that actions threatening bodily harm to Dr. King might be encouraged by the program.
The Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation performed a thorough investigation into the responsibility of James Earl Ray for the assassination of Dr. King, and conducted a thorough fugitive investigation, but failed to investigate adequately the possibility of conspiracy in the assassination. The Federal Bureau of Investigation manifested a lack of concern for constitutional rights in the manner in which it conducted parts of the investigation.
Attorney Mark Lane, who appeared with James Earl Ray at the Congressional hearings, insisted the FBI was involved in the assassination.
J. Edgar Hoover served as FBI Director for almost 50 years. In the wake of Director Hoover's death in May 1972, Director Clarence M. Kelley (1973-1977) refocused FBI investigative priorities to place less emphasis on having a high number of cases and to focus more on the quality of cases handled. Working with the Bureau and Congress in 1976, Attorney General Edward Levi issued a set of investigative guidelines to address the concerns of Bureau critics and to give the FBI the confidence of having public, legal authority behind its use of irreplaceable investigative techniques like wiretaps, informants, and undercover agents. These investigative techniques were used to great effect in cases like ABSCAM (1980), GREYLORD (1984), and UNIRAC (1978). In 1983, as concerns about terrorist acts grew, Attorney General William French Smith revised the Levi Guidelines to adjust the Bureau's ability to prevent violent radical acts.
Director William H. Webster (1977-1987) built upon Director Kelley's emphasis on investigative "quality" cases by focusing Bureau efforts on three Priority Programs: White Collar Crime, Organized Crime, and Foreign Counterintelligence. Later, Illegal Drugs (1982), Counterterrorism (1982), and Violent Crimes (1989) were also identified as priority programs. This concentration of resources brought great success against Soviet and East Bloc intelligence as more than 40 spies were arrested between 1977 and 1985. The FBI also made breakthroughs against white-collar crime in investigations like ILLWIND (1988) and LOST TRUST (1990), and in organized crime cases like BRILAB (1981) and the PIZZA CONNECTION (1985).
During the 1990s, criminal and security threats to the United States evolved as new technology and the fall of communism in the Soviet bloc changed the geopolitical world. The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Centers and the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building highlighted the potentially catastrophic threat of both international and domestic terrorism. The FBI responded to the emerging international face of crime by aggressively building bridges between US and foreign law enforcement. Under the leadership of Director Louis J. Freeh (1993-2001), the Bureau dramatically expanded its Legat Program (39 offices by fall 2000); provided professional law enforcement education to foreign nationals through the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Budapest (opened in 1994) and other international education efforts; and created working groups and other structured liaisons with foreign law enforcement.
The Bureau also strengthened its domestic agenda. Responding to criticism of its actions in the 1993 standoffs at Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho, the Bureau revamped its crisis response efforts. The FBI's commitment to law enforcement service was strengthened by the computerization of its massive fingerprint collection database, enhancements in the National Crime Information Center, and by the revitalization of the FBI Laboratory. In 1997, the Bureau hired its first professional scientist to head the Lab. The Lab tightened its protocols for evidence control, instituted organizational changes to optimize research specialization, and earned national accreditation.
On September 4, 2001, former US Attorney Robert S. Mueller, III, (2001 to present) was sworn in as Director with a mandate to address a number of tough challenges: upgrading the Bureau's information technology infrastructure; addressing records management issues; and enhancing FBI foreign counterintelligence analysis and security in the wake of the damage done by former Special Agent and convicted spy Robert S. Hanssen.
September 11, 2001
Then within days of his entering on duty, the September 11 terrorist attacks were launched against New York and Washington. Mueller led the FBI's massive investigative efforts in partnership with all US law enforcement, the federal government, and overseas allies.
On October 26, 2001, President George W. Bush signed into law the US Patriot Act, which expanded FISA authority beyond foreign intelligence agencies to non-governmental groups, such as terrorist organizations, weapons smugglers, and drug cartels. Critics warned the new amendments, together with technological improvements, could lead to expanded domestic surveillance and the potential for Fourth Amendment and civil rights abuses of American citizens through "incidental collection".
To support the Bureau's change in mission and to meet newly articulated strategic priorities, Mueller called for a reengineering of FBI structure and operations to closely focus the Bureau on prevention of terrorist attacks, on countering foreign intelligence operations against the US, and on addressing cyber-based attacks and other high technology crimes.
Shortly before finishing his 12-year tenure in 2013, Mueller told a Congressional committee that 9/11 hijackers were under FISA surveillance, a fact unknown and unreported by the 9/11 investigating Commission and omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report.
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was a frequent visitor to the Bill Clinton White House. After leaving the White House, Bill Clinton flew more than two dozen times on Epstein's private jet, where underage girls have given sworn testimony they were forced to have sex with Epstein's guests. Epstein, facing life in prison for child sex trafficking, received 13 months on work release in 2007 for his second conviction as a sex offender in exchange for working as an informant for the FBI while Robert Mueller was its head. The prosecutor was instructed to "back off" the case by the Department of Justice because Epstein was a supposed "intelligence asset."
Like Hillary Clinton, Epstein received preferential treatment and protection from the Department of Justice and FBi under Robert Mueller. To cover up a massive scandal of international proportions involving renowned politicians, businessmen, academics and celebrities having sex with children, Epstein was put to work as a supposed "FBI informant" and his sex crimes deemed a vital "national security" secret. The DOJ instructed Florida U.S. Alex Acosta that Epstein was a valuable intelligence asset and to let him off easy. No conspiracy charges involving other high-profile subjects were to be made.
Fort Hood terrorist attack
The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan). The FBI took no action.
Holy Land Foundation
On February 8, 2012 Mueller met with representatives from ISNA, MPAC, and other Islamic organizations to discuss purging 'Islamophobic' materials from FBI training manuals. ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) has been identified by DOJ in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial of 2007-2008 as a front for international terrorist organizations. MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) has been criticized for publications defending terrorist organizations. Dr. Sebastian Gorka is among those individuals blacklisted by these organizations and the FBI.
- See also: Spygate
James B. Comey was appointed Director by President Barack Obama and assumed office on September 4, 2013. Director Mueller, whose term was set to expire prior to the 2012 presidential election, was asked to remain on for two years by a bipartisan consensus because of misgivings about Obama making a 10-year appointment in his first term. After securing a mandate in 2012, Obama appointed Comey, a Mueller protege.
Shortly after Rybicki transferred from the DOJ-National Security Division, Obama received his first briefing on Donald Trump. In July 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates issued a legal opinion denying the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz oversight of the DOJ-National Security Division (DOJ-NSD). Horowitz raised concern that his office would be required to seek the Department's permission for oversight, imperilling independence. Horowitz said the new procedure implemented by Yates is “inconsistent with the Inspector General Act, impairs the OIG’s independence, and fails to account for the over 20 year record of Department and FBI compliance with OIG document requests.”
The same month there were calls for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special prosecutor in the Clinton email probe and the Uranium One "pay-to-play" scandal. The FBI opened its investigation of Hillary Clinton with Andrew McCabe “running the FBI’s Washington, D.C., field office, which provided personnel and resources to the Clinton email probe.” Five days after the story broke, McCabe and his wife met with Clinton fundraiser Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe's political action committee and associated groups under his control gave nearly $700,000 to McCabe's wife to run for the Virginia state senate. The Clinton personnel began immediately scrubbing their servers with BleachBit, and McCabe ordered FBI agents to stand down. By February of election year, McCabe was promoted to deputy director.
Culture of corruption
Inspector General Michael Horowitz reported:
"We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. Attached to this report as Attachments E and F are two link charts that reflect the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016. We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review.
In addition, we identified instances where FBI employees improperly received benefits from reporters, including tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events. We will separately report on those investigations as they are concluded, consistent with the Inspector General Act, other applicable federal statutes, and OIG policy.The harm caused by leaks, fear of potential leaks, and a culture of unauthorized media contacts is illustrated in Chapters Ten and Eleven of our report, where we detail the fact that these issues influenced FBI officials who were advising Comey on consequential investigative decisions in October 2016. The FBI updated its media policy in November 2017, restating its strict guidelines concerning media contacts, and identifying who is required to obtain authority before engaging members of the media, and when and where to report media contact. We do not believe the problem is with the FBI’s policy, which we found to be clear and unambiguous. Rather, we concluded that these leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude among many in the organization.
The leadership of the FBI have been very clear, the number one threat in the United States is the rise of “Domestic Extremists.” This, they say, is the greatest threat to what they perceive as domestic peace and tranquility. Take them at their word, what does that say about their perspective?
Consider,… on June 13th of this year an internal report from the Office of Inspector General painstakingly outlined how the FBI willfully, and with specific intent, facilitated, enabled and supported the ongoing rape, molestation and sexual predication of a known serial rapist, Larry Nassar.
Boston Marathon bombing
In 2013 the FBI was fully aware of the Boston Marathon bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers, tipped off by Russians, before the Tsarnaev brothers executed their plot. The FBI took no action.
Bundy and Finicum
In 2014, armed citizens forced federal authorities, including the FBI, to back down at the the Clive Bundy ranch. In response to their loss AG Eric Holder vowed to revive “a domestic terrorism task force.” Two years after the Bundy Ranch stand-off, the FBI shot and killed LaVoy Finicum.
Hillary Clinton email scandal whitewash
- See also: Hillary Clinton email scandal
Bandidos and Cossacks
In 2015, state and federal authorities opened fire at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. State police and feds had surrounded the building and began shooting as domestic violent extremists (DVE)’s, self-identified as members of the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs, had assembled for a meeting. Nine bikers were killed, 18 more were wounded during the one-way gunfire. 177 bikers were arrested; however, not a single conviction was ever made. All of the charges were dropped. All of the bikers were released; there was no evidence against them.
San Bernardino terrorist attack
In 2015 the FBI knew about the San Bernardino terrorists, specifically Tasfeen Malik, and were monitoring her phone calls and communication before her and Syed Farook executed their attack killing 14 people and 22 others were seriously injured. The FBI took no action.
Olympic gymnast sexual abuse
In 2015 the FBI recieved complaints that U.S. Olympic gymnast coach Larry Nassar had been abusing 265 young girls and women for the 18 years and did nothing.
Garland, Texas terrorist attack
The FBI not only knew the shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi) in advance, the FBI took the shooters to the venue and were standing only a few yards away when Simpson and Soofi opened fire. Yes, you read that correctly – the FBI took the terrorists to the event and then watched it unfold. “An FBI trainer suggested in an interview with “60 Minutes” that, had the attack been bigger, the agency’s numerous ties to the shooter would have led to a congressional investigation.”
- See also: Trump-Russia collusion hoax
The Wall Street Journal summarized the Trump-Russia fraud as: "the Russia-Trump narrative that Mrs. [Hillary] Clinton sanctioned did enormous harm to the country. It disgraced the FBI, humiliated the press, and sent the country on a three-year investigation to nowhere. Vladimir Putin never came close to doing as much disinformation damage.”
Pulse Night Club shooting
In 2016 the FBI knew in advance the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff.
FBI 2016 presidential election interference
While the Biden family had a partnership the CEFC China Energy, which is owned by the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China, CEFC sought to purchase a 14% stake in the Russian gas giant Rosneft. Christopher Wray represented Rosneft in the United States at that time. When Wray was nominated for FBI Director, CNN reported that Wray removed all references to his representation of Rosneft. Wray instructed his firm to delete all mentions of Rosneft from their website.
Parkland High School shooting
Barack Obama sought to end the "schoolhouse-to-jailhouse pipeline" by bribing public school districts through grants for not having law enforcement authorities arrest students for arrestable offenses – this policy led to a major school shooting in Florida, the Parkland High School shooting, a year after he left office.
The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter, Nikolas Cruz.
October 2018 mail bombs
Shortly before the 2018 mid-term election, when Ceasar Syoc -a man living in his van- was caught sending “energetic material that can become combustible when subjected to heat or friction”, or what FBI Director Christopher Wray called “not hoax devices“? Sayoc attempted to walk back his guilty plea saying that he was tricked into signing a confession for a crime he did not create.
Gretchen Whitmer false flag plot
- See also: Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot
The Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot was an FBI sting operation coordinated as an October Surprise to affect the outcome of the 2020 general elections in the United States. The intent was to generate fear about alleged "rightwing" movements in the United States and smear conservative voters and candidates as "anti-government extremists." The plot was conceived, coordinated, led by, and executed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The plot involved 18 suspects, twelve of them actually working for the FBI.
In 2020 a group of undercover FBI informants and agent provocateurs convinced an anti-Trump, anti-police anarchist group to reconnoiter Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer's vacation home. Whitmer had recieved much criticism as a leftist tyrant for her totalitarian covid lockdown orders. The anarchists then were arrested in what was alleged to be a kidnapping plot of Whitmer. Whitmer used the FBI operation to bash President Trump as the head of a "vast right-wing conspiracy". The alleged plot also included an alleged plan to storm the Michigan state capitol. Terrorism charges were later dropped against individuals charged.
A look at the annotated indictment reveals that at every level of the plot, FBI operatives played the most important leadership roles:
- The plot’s “explosives expert,” who the plotters were accused of planning to buy bombs from, turned out to be an FBI agent.
- The head of transportation for the militia outfit turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.
- The head of security for the militia outfit turned out to be an undercover FBI informant.
- At least two undercover FBI informants were active participants in the initial June 6, 2020 meeting in which the plot to storm Capitol buildings was allegedly hatched — meaning at least three FBI informants infiltrated before the conspiracy even started.
In one of the plot’s climactic scenes, in the main van driving up to look at Governor Whitmer’s vacation home, three out of the five people in the van — 60 percent of the plot’s senior leaders — were federal agents and informants. FBI infiltrators comprised, at the very least, 26 percent of the plotters. According to court papers, 12 FBI informants participated in making the arrests of 6 suspects in another October Surprise just prior to the 2020 general election. The head of the FBI field office in Detroit, Steven D’Antuono, who oversaw the infiltration operation into the Michigan plot was quickly and quietly promoted to lead the Washington, D.C. field office.
J6 Capitol protests
- See also: J6 Capitol protests
In 2021 the FBI knew Colorado grocery store shooter Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa before he executed his attack. The FBI took no action.
War on Parents
- See also: War on Parents
Scott Smith, a parent, was at a Loudoun County, Virginia school board meeting in June 2021 because his daughter had been raped by a transgender boy in the girls’ bathroom at Stone Bridge High School. Smith was given a no-trespassing order prior to the meeting that forbids him from telling his story, part of an elaborative cover-up by the school district to not publicize the rape of his daughter. When Smith showed up at the school to complain about what had happened, they accused him of lying and called the police.
Moments before Smith’s arrest, the school board announced that they had no record of any rape regarding their transgender policies at their schools. An Antifa activist at the meeting claimed his daughter was lying. However, a rape kit affirmed the allegation. When an argument ensued, police grabbed his arm. When he pulled his arm away, he was assaulted and thrown to the ground, handcuffed, and removed from the room.
And while the far-left prosecutor’s office, which would eventually try to throw the book at Smith over his arrest at the school board meeting, insisted they were taking the rape case seriously, the same boy was let back into the school system. Within months, he had committed another rape.
The National School Board Association (NSBA) sent a letter to Joe Biden complaining about parents speaking out at school board meetings. The NSBA letter states that parents’ protests and speeches at school board meetings “could be equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism.” Biden handed the letter to Garland. Garland issued a memo directing the FBI and numerous other federal and state agencies to take “measures designed to address the rise in criminal conduct directed toward school personnel,” a clear example of the politicization of the Department of Justice. A liberal advocacy group sent the Office of the President a letter; Merrick Garland dutifully turned that letter into DOJ policy.
Smith’s case was used in Merrick Garland's October 2021 memo warning of “domestic terrorism” at school board meetings. The memo's intent is to intimidate parents to not speak out at school board meetings against critical race theory.
FBI internal regulations bar the FBI from making any political indictments or public disclosures 90 days prior to a general election. Monday August 8, 2022, a day that will live in infamy, occurred 91 days prior to the 2022 Midterm elections. On that day, the Wray FBI raided President Donald Trump's home and seized boxes of materials. Trump was said to be in possession of certain documents with dirt on the Deep State. The warrant, signed by an associate of Jeffrey Epstein, authorized the seizure of "Any government and/or presidential record created between January 20, 2017 and January 20, 2021." President Trump, who has for many years been the target of corrupt FBI activities, suggested one purpose of the raid was to plant evidence. FBI and DOJ operatives overstepped the separation of powers the following day by seizing Rep. Scott Perry's phone.
A Wall Street Journal oped noted:
|"Monday was a sad day for our democracy and a dark day for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The search of Donald Trump’s Florida residence was a politically sensitive operation that would have tested the FBI’s reputation for fairness and impartiality in the best of circumstances. But the bureau’s behavior since Mr. Trump came onto the political scene has already left its reputation in tatters."|
President Trump held evidence of a politically weaponized U.S. intelligence and justice system. To include an extensive paper trail showing how the DC apparatus under the Obama-era intelligence system, Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Dept. of Justice (DOJ) and FBI coordinated with the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign to install her into office. President Trump issued an Executive Order declassifying all documents that he took with him to Mar-a-Lago before leaving office.
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- Facts and Figures
- Why Martin Luther King Was Republican, Human Events, August 16, 2006
- Herst, Burton (2007). Bobby and J. Edger. pp. 372–74
- According to the Miami Herald’s reporting: “Records show that Epstein was a key federal witness in the criminal prosecution of two prominent executives with Bear Stearns, the global investment brokerage that failed in 2008, who were accused of corporate securities fraud." Rumors of blackmail have surrounded Epstein for years. In a 2015 court filing, Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts said that Epstein “trafficked” her to “to many other powerful men, including politicians and powerful business executives.” She stated that “Epstein required me to describe the sexual events that I had with these men presumably so that he could potentially blackmail them.” Virginia Roberts Affidavit.
- Mary Anne Marsh on Justice with Judge Jeanine, 31 March 2017. https://youtu.be/R1XIUv7IYiA
- Multiple references:
- Richardson, Valerie (March 5, 2018). Obama policies to end ‘schoolhouse-to-jailhouse pipeline’ helped keep Nikolas Cruz off police radar. The Washington Times. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
- Sperry, Paul (March 1, 2018). Behind Cruz's Florida Rampage, Obama's School-Leniency Policy. RealClear Investigations. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
- Evans, M. Catharine (February 26, 2018). How federal funding kept Nikolas Cruz from getting arrested and unable to purchase firearms. American Thinker. Retrieved March 5, 2018.