I think recent FBI behavior under Attorneys General Janet Reno, Eric Holder, Lorretta Lynch, Sally Yates, Jeff Sessions, and FBI Directors Robert Mueller, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and now Christopher Wray have proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the leadership of both the Department of Justice and the FBI is corrupt and unfixable without significant reform.
What the hell?
FBI Memos Suggest Agency Had Moles in Media
Investigator Roger Charles was combing through records of the FBI’s Oklahoma City bombing investigation more than a decade ago, when he discovered a memo suggesting that someone working at ABC News provided a tip to the bureau a day after the deadly April 19, 1995, domestic terrorist attack.
It appeared that a senior ABC News journalist had been doubling as an FBI informant. The memo made a few headlines in 2011, but quickly passed through the news cycle with little impact and hardly any coverage by major outlets.
According to Utah attorney [Jesse] Trentadue, the redacted FBI audit only begins to scratch the surface of the bureau’s purported wrongdoing.
Documents Trentadue provided to The Epoch Times included the initial FBI memo Charles discovered about the informant within ABC, as well as previously unpublicized memos written by special agents receiving information from ABC and NBC.
[OCS: I am not surprised that the FBI has contacts in the mainstream media, just as I am not surprised that the FBI has contacts within the major communications, technology, and other industries who employ former FBI agents as security executives and officers.]
Among those is a September 1996 FBI memo, reporting that a “confidential source who works for a news agency [learned] that ABC News was going to air an expose in the next few days concerning the OKC bombing.”
“ABC will be interviewing a rescue worker who is going to state that ATF had stored a large amount of explosives in the MURRAH BUILDING, which contributed to the explosion. The rescue worker is also going to advise that evidence of these explosives was found by rescue workers, and this particular rescue worker had contacted the FBI with this information, and was told by the FBI to keep quiet,” the FBI memo says. “This rescue worker is currently upset because nothing has been done with this information and he feels the FBI has attempted to cover up the information.”
[OCS: Some individuals, labeled by the government and the media as conspiracy theorists, have noted that the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building was in retaliation for the FBI’s corrupt behavior.
“Motivated by his dislike for the U.S. federal government and unhappy about its handling of the Ruby Ridge incident in 1992 and the Waco siege in 1993, McVeigh timed his attack to coincide with the second anniversary of the fire that ended the siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.” <Source>
Both the Branch Davidian and Ruby Ridge incidents could have been solved peaceably, except that the DOJ and FBI wanted to create a “media event.” Both resulted in the loss of life and involved an FBI sharpshooter, FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi, who is believed to have precipitated both events.
Now, I wonder how much actual death and damage could be attributed to the ATF’s illegal storage of a large amount of explosives in a federal building?
Remember, Eric Holder and the ATF illegally provided guns to the Mexican drug cartels in the “Fast and Furious” scandal to justify Obama’s gun-grabbing program?]
Then, there’s a series of FBI memos that also serve as the subject of controversy in another Trentadue lawsuit. These memos describe FBI agents who were allegedly trying to sell surveillance footage of the Oklahoma City bombing to NBC.
No arrests resulted from the matter, and the U.S. government says the surveillance footage discussed in the memos does not exist. Trentadue is seeking to prove the existence of the footage in a separate, ongoing lawsuit against the FBI that has been sealed for the past seven years.
Putting aside the surveillance footage controversy, the memos show that the FBI was receiving information from within NBC.
The first tip from NBC came on Oct. 27, 1995, when a confidential source, whose identity is redacted, said the NBC show Dateline had been contacted by an attorney. According to the FBI memo, the attorney represented an FBI agent in Los Angeles who was seeking to sell surveillance footage for more than $1 million.
“It was represented that the video tape would contain lapse photography of the arrival and then departure of a UPS truck. Then a Ryder truck pulls up and a male resembling Timothy McVeigh [sic] is seen exiting the driver’s side of the Ryder truck and then walking away,” the FBI memo says. “Next, a second male is seen exiting the passenger side of the Ryder truck and walking to the back of the truck. The second male then walks away in the same direction as the first male.” The FBI received five more tips through Nov. 7 about the matter—including someone offering to provide a prepublication copy of a story about “negotiations between an unknown Los Angeles Agent of the FBI and ‘Dateline,’” the memo said. <Source>
It doesn’t look good…
Representative Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, and two other GOP representatives sent a letter to Wray on Monday asking for more information about the 2019 audit following a recent report, which said the audit showed the FBI "violated agency rules at least 747 times in 18 months while conducting investigations involving politicians, candidates, religious groups, news media, and others."
"This internal audit and the staggering number of errors it found suggest a pattern of misconduct and mismanagement within the FBI in failing to uphold internal rules for its most sensitive cases," the letter read. "This internal review documented systemic FBI failures to follow its own rules and procedures." <Source>
Much of the DOJ/FBI corruption can be traced to progressive communist democrats and apathetic Republicans who were too frightened of the swamp or simply uninterested in reform.
We need to clean house and prosecute those who have subverted the system for political reasons. We need to change our statute of limitations on politically-connected criminal activities.
No wonder the regime needs the media moguls and tech tyrants to censor the news and cancel contrarian speech.
To say we are screwed is an understatement as the FBI continues to pour massive resources into domestic political issues while real evildoers, both foreign and domestic, run free.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS