Tag: FBI

J. Edgar Hoover's ghost haunts the FBI

Talk about corrupting government. Has anyone done a better job of turning the people’s government into a vehicle for his own personal and ideological benefit than the agency’s sainted founder, J. Edgar Hoover? Well, there’s Benedict Arnold who was a turncoat in the War of Independence. And possibly a few others. But nothing in my lifetime... Read more »

As a one-time journalist, I'm deeply ashamed of today's media

I once was a journalist and proud of my profession. No longer. Today’s media are habitually violating what once were the profession’s governing principles: that the news must be reported objectively, fairly and without bias. As the report of Justice Department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz reveals, the media fed the nation a  steaming pile of BS.... Read more »

Update: FISA court finally bops the FBI

In an earlier post, “The FBI diddles FISA. Will the judges do anything about it?,” I wondered why the FISA judges aren’t hugely pissed about being deceived by the Obama administration’s Justice Department when it applied for a warrant to wiretap a member of Donald Trump’s campaign. Especially now that the Justice Department’s inspector general... Read more »

The FBI diddles FISA. Will the judges do anything about it?

The biggest dopes so far in the Trump impeachment saga appear to be  the FISA judges whom the FBI took to the cleaners. If everyone should be able to agree on one thing, it’s how the Justice Department’s inspector general’s probe reveals that the FBI’s affidavits to get FISA court permission to wiretap a Trump campaign... Read more »

Will Ed Burke be the biggest fish in Chicago that the FBI has ever snared?

This just in: Sources: Federal agents raid powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke’s City Hall office. Oh wow. Is the Trump justice department prepared to indict Ed Burke, the longest serving alderman–50 years? So soon before the “powerful” Burke runs again from the southwest side 14th ward? To me that would be the biggest fish among the dozens that... Read more »

The election soon will be over, but not the Hillary Clinton hijinks

New disclosure: lots of cash from Hillary Clinton’s big fundraisers was funneled to the senate campaign of Jill McCabe, who just happens to be the wife of the guy who was involved in  the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s emails. If that’s not kinky, then Chicago is the least politically corrupt city in the world. This was disclosed... Read more »

Hillary Clinton still could be, should be, indicted

UPDATE: Loretta Lynch says the Justice Department is ending its investigation and will not prosecute Hillary Clinton Even after FBI Director James Comey said he would not recommend the indictment of Hillary Clinton for her extremely reckless handling of classified material, that doesn’t have to be, nor possibly should it be the last word. As many... Read more »

FBI won't recommend Hillary Clinton indictment; no surprise there

UPDATED: To no one’s surprise, the FBI won’t seek the indictment of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. And to no one’s surprise, the announcement came just a few days after husband Bill had a private meeting with the FBI’s boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Just days after Lynch said she would accept the FBI’s recommendation,... Read more »

Feds seize computers, files on Chicago officials from outgoing inspector general

Ace political reporter Natasha Korecki, formerly of the Chicago Sun-Times and now with Politico, reports that  “FBI agents seized a trove of investigative documents, computers and files from legislative inspector general Faisal Khan’s office on Friday, its last day overseeing Chicago elected officials.” Khan has been working with the FBI on some undisclosed projects and... Read more »

What, Chicago is so short of accused grafters that we have to import them?

Now comes the news that the guy that was supposed to be watching the city of Chicago’s money has been indicted in an alleged $500,000 kickback scheme while he was overseeing the state of Ohio’s state investments. On top of that comes even more news that the official, Amer Ahmad, was working as Chicago’s comptroller... Read more »