The FBI has been in the news a lot lately, first because they failed to charge Hillary Clinton, and then because they allegedly caused her to lose the election. Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg:
WhoWhatWhy has been almost alone among news organizations in asking questions about the FBI — about the frequent “mistakes” it makes, about its imperviousness to outside investigation or legitimate criticism.
These “mistakes” are inextricably linked to basic threats to democracy in America — and even to the physical safety of its citizens.
And we can prove it. Here are a few stories that are well-documented — and that is why they are so hair-raising:
The FBI had advance knowledge of a contingency plot to assassinate Occupy leaders in Houston and issued no warning to those in danger.
The FBI targeted friends of the Boston bombers to silence them — to keep them from revealing, among other matters, some curious Russian aspects to the story.
The FBI was warned about the future NY/NJ bomber but did nothing.
The 1993 World Trade Center bombing occurred after the bureau pulled a key informant out of the ring behind the attack. That same year, the FBI had a human source in direct contact with Osama bin Laden and discovered that he was eager to finance terror attacks on the United States.
The FBI ignored and then covered up warnings, from one of its own agents, about a 9/11 conspirator, the so-called “20th pilot”.
The FBI discovered direct ties between 9/11 hijackers and a Florida family wired into the Saudi royal family — and has covered that up ever since.
The FBI warned the former head of the Senate Intelligence Committee to stop looking into aspects of the 9/11 attacks.
The FBI had a snitch in the middle of the Oklahoma City bombing conspiracy — before the bombing.
Reports of interviews filed by FBI agents are known to be so unreliable and dishonest that in one case, a federal judge refused to be interviewed by agents unless he was allowed to review their report and make corrections.
The FBI went viciously after selected individuals whose public-spirited acts threatened corporate interests.
The FBI sat back while its snitch directed cyber-attacks and tried to entrap others.
The Department of Justice admitted that the FBI “microscopic hair comparison unit”regularly overstated forensic matches when testifying against criminal defendants — which may have led to wrongful convictions in hundreds of cases.
Instead of correcting the problems they exposed, the FBI punished agents who quietly brought those problems to their attention, and who became whistleblowers only as a last resort.
Half a century ago, the FBI hyped false claims about Lee Harvey Oswald in order to connect Fidel Castro to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
The FBI continues to withhold evidence related to Pearl Harbor 75 years later. At the time, Hoover had been informed of a “general investigative delinquency in the field during the period immediately prior to and subsequent to Pearl Harbor.” But Hoover pointed the finger at others.
And that’s just a sampling.
Source - http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/12/18/open-letter-john-podesta-fbi-wakeup-call/
And in spite of this ignominious record, no one has been fired or punished. Kind of strange, don't you think?