FBI agents are supposed to protect Americans from threats from criminals, terrorists, and foreign agents’ intent on harm. They are also supposed to preserve and protect the civil rights and civil liberties enshrined in the Constitution. They take an oath to these ends. However, the reality of their behavior reflects a persistent violation and betrayal of that oath. They have overstepped their authority. They have violently deprived Americans of their civil and Constitutional rights. They have avoided investigating and charging corrupt politicians and criminals to gain favor with them. They have incompetently avoided investigating and preventing criminal activity, like rape and school shootings. They have operated as henchmen for Presidents and made Presidents and Congressmen into their own puppets. Rather than acting impartially in the enforcement of laws, they have acted as political partisans, favoring some politicians over others, lied on Federal documents and to Federal judges.
I do not know if enough storage is available on Earth to contain all of the records of the massive corruption, bias, civil rights violations, incompetence, and criminal activity of the US FBI. This post only intends to provide a small buffet for consumption showing sufficient evidence to the reasoned mind that they cannot be trusted.
Corruption and Political Bias runs strong in this agency.
Just this week the FBI raided President Trump's home in Florida seeking classified documents and publicly suggesting that he might be indicted under the Espionage act of 1917. Trump has asserted that no such classified documents exist because as President he had full authority to declassify them under the Constitution. Clearly the Dept of Justice and the FBI are acting as henchmen for the Democratic party leaders doing their bidding in a politically partisan manner.
The FBI has been slow to investigate Hunter Biden as the current President's son and even before his father was elected. They have denied having a certain laptop belonging to Hunter Biden and then asserted that there was nothing worth investigating on this laptop. They have declined to investigate the activities of Joe Biden while he was Vice President in relationship with the legal system of Ukraine. He blackmailed the President of Ukraine with US aid to fire a prosecutor looking into his son's business dealings.
According to Special Counsel John Durham, hired to investigate the FBI's role in the Russian Collusion Hoax, "The FBI knew the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was utter bunk even as it suggested otherwise to Congress, the courts and the public early in 2017." "A seven-page internal FBI memo dated March 8, 2017, shows that "talking points" prepared for then-FBI Director James Comey for his meeting the next day with the congressional leadership were riddled with half-truths, outright falsehoods, and critical omissions. Both the Senate and the House opened investigations and held hearings based in part on the misrepresentations made in those FBI briefings, one of which was held in the Senate that morning and the other in the House later that afternoon."
"Quoting from the reports, Comey told congressional leaders that the unidentified informant told the FBI that Manafort "initially 'managed' the relationship between Russian government officials and the Trump campaign, using Carter Page as an intermediary." He also told them that "Page was reported to have had 'secret meetings' in early July 2016 with a named individual in Russia's presidential administration during which they discussed Russia's release of damaging information on Hillary Clinton in exchange for alterations to the GOP platform regarding U.S. policy towards Ukraine." But previous FBI interviews with Carter Page and other key sources indicated that none of that was true – and the FBI knew it at the time of the congressional briefings.
Now 6 years later no one in the leadership of the FBI has suffered any consequences for their actions. In fact, while Andrew McCabe was fired by the FBI losing his pension, a Federal Judge ordered the FBI to reinstate his pension. Comey was fired by President Trump but has not been prosecuted for lying to Congress and to a Federal judge.
The FBI was spying on Carter Page, a former campaign advisor to President Trump, in hopes of catching him giving national secrets to the Russians. They had no evidence. They were fishing for dirt on Trump associates to discredit him.
The FBI doctored an email to submit to a Federal judge to extend a wiretap on Carter Page, a campaign advisor to President Trump. When this was discovered, another Federal judge stated that he did not believe that the FBI lawyer acted with political bias but rather to save himself some work. I'm not sure suggesting that a lawyer is lazy, or incompetent is really better than political bias. In any case, the lawyer confessed to what could have been 6 months in jail but instead received a sentenced to community service.
The FBI lied to General Michael Flynn when he was nominated as President Trump's National Security Advisor. They lied in an attempt to get him to lie about his involvement as a consultant to Russia and Ukraine. It is a heinous miscarriage of justice that it is a felony to lie to the FBI, but it is legal for them to lie to a citizen of the US with impunity. Nevertheless, the FBI uses this method often with the strategy of getting a suspect to incriminate themselves for lying then negotiate a plea to some other charges. This is what happened with the FBI and General Flynn. This prevented him from taking the job that President Trump nominated him to. This was entirely predicated on the bias of Director James Comey.
In 2018, Robert Mueller, the special counsel looking into the Russia collusion matter found zero evidence to support the allegations by the FBI.
I could go on about Hillary Clinton's emails and other ways that the FBI protected her obvious criminal behavior and role in paying the source for fake information on Trump, but this could go on too long for this post.
Founded in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation by President Roosevelt. They were initially commissioned to investigate corporations for abuse of their monopoly power. Roosevelt used them as tool of his Anti-Trust campaign. The FBI's roots were always in partisan political power.
From there the bureau's authority and power extended to prostitution and interstate car theft. As WWI commenced, they expanded into domestic security. In 1917-18, President Wilson pressured Congress into passing the Acts authorizing the Committee on Public Information and the Espionage Act and the Sedition Act. All of these were designed to issue propaganda to the people about the Government's involvement in the war and to punish anyone who spoke out against the war. Fines and imprisonment were the punishments. The FBI was the tool of the government to enforce these laws.
After the war, President Wilson and his FBI continued to focus on dissenters, suspected communists, radicals, and other undesirable elements in society. All were Americans. Wilson's Attorney General, Mitchell Palmer, used the FBI to round up these undesirables. The largest of these raids happened on Jan 2-3, 1920. Four thousand Americans were caught up in these raids on a single night with the help of his deputy, J. Edgar Hoover. Beatings and abuse of suspects in custody was common in those days. There was no Miranda reading advising them of their rights. Many were detained for extended periods without being charged, a violation of the fourth amendment. Many were starved and tortured including watching their family members beaten in front of them. This was all done by the FBI.
The first Director of the FBI to hold that title was William J Burns. Under President Warren Harding's administration occurred the "Teapot Dome Scandal" where Harding's Interior Secretary was accepting kickbacks from oil companies for allowing them to tap into the emergency oil reserves of the US Navy. Senator Burton Wheeler discovered this and began investigating. At the request of Harding's Atty General, FBI director Burns was requested to stop the Senate investigation. He sent agents to find dirt on the Senator. Failing that he invented corruption charges against Senator Wheeler. This backfired and Burns was fired and replaced by J Edgar Hoover in 1924.
Hoover presided over a vast growth in power and scope of the FBI from 1924 to 1972. He focused heavily on intelligence gathering, i.e., spying. Spying on everyone. All Americans from Presidents to street sweepers and housewives were swept up in his agents' surveillance. Files were compiled of the details.
Hoover was convinced Martin Luther King, Jr was the “most notorious liar in the country.” He intended to gather intelligence on King that would force him to step down as leader of the civil rights movement. He used illegal wiretaps on King's phones and had him followed everywhere. The FBI’s file on King is full of hostility, sexual innuendo, and gossip, with plenty of references to King’s numerous extramarital affairs.
Hoover used his intelligence gathering on elected officials to blackmail them into cooperating with his agenda, funding and to keep his job. He informed President Kennedy that he knew about Kennedy's affair with Judith Exner who was also sleeping with Mafia boss Sam Giancana. Such information certainly helped Hoover keep his job. President Kennedy had discussed with his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy about firing Hoover.
This collection of intelligence by Hoover and the FBI was often not used for prosecution of corrupt politicians and gangsters. It was used to keep them in line with Hoover's agenda which was mostly about keeping his job. He allowed corrupt politicians and members to operate without interference from the FBI to preserve his edge in controlling them.
Hoover died with an estate valued in today's dollars at $2.9 million. He maintained and remodeled his home over his years as director through the use of FBI staff. He ruled over politicians and criminals and staff like a king.
In 1972 L Patrick Gray replaced Hoover as acting director and was nominated by Nixon to serve as permanent director. He resigned after admitting that he had destroyed Watergate files to protect Nixon.
In 1987, William Sessions, became director. He used FBI resources for personal trips and home improvements. He refused to resign during the 6-month ethics investigation. Finally, President Clinton has to fire him in 1993.
In 2017, Director James Comey was fired.
* The FBI made “fundamental” errors in investigating sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and did not treat the case with the “utmost seriousness,” the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday. More athletes said they were molested before the FBI swung into action.
The long-awaited watchdog report raises troubling questions about how the department and the FBI handled the case and it highlights major missteps at the FBI between the time the allegations were first reported and Nassar’s arrest.
The inspector general’s investigation was spurred by allegations that the FBI failed to promptly address complaints made in 2015 against Nassar. USA Gymnastics had conducted its own internal investigation and then the organization's then-president, Stephen Penny, reported the allegations to the FBI's field office in Indianapolis. But it took months before the bureau opened a formal investigation.
A total of 265 girls and women were ultimately found to have been abused by Nassar.
* The federal government will pay a $127.5 million settlement over the Parkland, Fla. school massacre — after it admitted the FBI didn’t follow up on two tips that could have prevented the massacre. 17 school children were murdered.
* Internally, the department has documented issues with workplace sexual assault and harassment — problems that have also, like the rape cases that come across an FBI agent's desk, been largely ignored. A 2020 investigation conducted by the Associated Press identified at least six sexual misconduct allegations involving senior FBI officials that occurred in the past five years — none of the officials were disciplined. Instead, several were "quietly transferred or retired, keeping their full pensions." Following the report, FBI Director Wray reassured agents that the bureau won't tolerate sexual misconduct in the workplace, "regardless of rank or title."
No one should trust the FBI. There may be people of integrity in the bureau, but you will never know who they are. Everyone of them is legally allowed to lie to you about anything. You will go to prison for lying to them if they don’t successfully intimidate you to confess to something. They have been a completely politically biased agency for their entire history. They have been tools of the government and special interests to silence or even destroy you. They will never suffer negative consequences for their behavior. They effectively operate above and outside the law.