Why Distrust the FBI? Let Us Count the Ways

J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC. Photo credit: Cliff / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

In our podcast of November 18, 2016, journalist Sarah Kendzior noted that one of the issues this election has revealed is the growing distrust of institutions, such as the FBI.

Regular WhoWhatWhy readers know that we cover the Bureau extensively – and that there is much to be distrustful about.

For new readers, here is a small sampling of our own articles on how the FBI abused its powers, botched investigations, risked national security, and deceived the public on a wide range of issues, some of which had life or death consequences.

FBI, Snipers & Occupy

FBI’s Amazing Trick to Avoid Accountability

FBI Sat Back While Snitch Directed Cyber-Attacks and Potentially entrapped Others

Saudi Royal Ties to 9/11 Hijackers Via Saudi Florida Family?

FBI Disparages its own 9/11 Report

New FBI Tactic Hints at Big DC Cover-Up of Saudi 9/11 Funding

FBI Had Direct Link to Bin Laden — in 1993

FBI: Knew About Saudi 9/11 Hijacker Ties — But Lied to Protect “National Security”

Tsarnaev Case Judge: FBI Interview Reports Are Unreliable — and Cast in Stone

FBI War on Boston Witnesses

Does New Boston Bombing Report Hint at Hidden Global Intrigue?

The Unexplained Connection Between the FBI and Two Muslim Friends Killed by Law Enforcement

Missing Evidence of Prior FBI Relationship with Boston Bomber

Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev a Double Agent Recruited by the FBI?

New Cover-Up in Boston Bombing Saga — Blaming Moscow

Why CIA’s Richard Helms Lied About Oswald: Part 1

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