More Illegality & Cover-up at the FBI

Not only did the FBI bungle a terrorism investigation and drive the whistle-blower out of the agency, but the FBI is unable to determine who among its staff falsified a report with correction fluid. Is this incompetence, or willful ignorance, and does either answer mean anything less than a thorough house-cleaning is in order? (I mean, wouldn’t SOP be to polygraph the lot of them?)

Report Finds Cover-Up in an F.B.I. Terror Case – New York Times: Officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation mishandled a Florida terror investigation, falsified documents in the case in an effort to cover repeated missteps and retaliated against an agent who first complained about the problems, Justice Department investigators have concluded.

In one instance, someone altered dates on three F.B.I. forms using correction fluid to conceal an apparent violation of federal wiretap law, according to a draft report of an investigation by the Justice Department inspector general’s office obtained by The New York Times. But investigators were unable to determine who altered the documents.

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5 Responses to More Illegality & Cover-up at the FBI

  1. BroD says:

    I don’t have much to say about this except to add my “%&^%#@%$^*!!” Mainly, I wanted to get rid of the “acquiesence” note. No way should we acquiesce.

  2. baowms says:

    O/T: Please use the “blogger” link for the NYT. There is also a better way to link to the LAT. I can’t help, but I know Kevin Drum and Talk Left use it.

    Thanks. And thanks for this very interesting blog.

  3. michael says:

    I do use the blogger link for the NYT — when it exists. There are some articles that don’t have one, and also on the rare occasion when I post soon after it goes online the blogger link doesn’t exist yet, as there’s a delay period. And then I usually forget to go back and fix it later.) This was one of those rare cases, but thanks to your reminder, I’m going to go fix it now. (The blogger links don’t go behind the pay wall; the others do.)

  4. Olga says:

    Thank you for this blog. It’s really cool.

  5. John says:

    I nothing better for last week yet saw… Continue in the same spirit.

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