Reading Time: 5 minutes At least some mainstream media are finally showing an interest in the unresolved mysteries of the Boston Marathon bombing. But the FBI remains as tight-lipped as ever. What are they hiding?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Comparing himself to murdered 12th Century Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket notwithstanding, fired FBI chief James Comey has been mostly circumspect in responding to Senate Committee inquiries about President Donald Trump and Russia. But he did make one assertion Thursday that jolted some historically-minded viewers to the edge of their seats. It was a comment Read More
Reading Time: 26 minutes A couple months after our blockbuster investigation of Donald Trump’s shady Russia connections, the Dutch TV show Zembla aired a special on the topic. To stay up to date on Trump’s dubious associates, watch the documentary and re-read our exclusive.
Reading Time: 25 minutes Less than two weeks before the election, Hillary Clinton had opened a wide lead over her rival before a seemingly random series of events rocked the race at the most opportune time for Donald Trump. A month-long WhoWhatWhy investigation finds that there was nothing random about the circumstances that led the FBI to reopen its probe of Clinton.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A recent lawsuit against the FBI is shedding light on the complex game the Bureau is playing to silence investigators of the cyber-industrial complex.The lawsuit concerns the subpoenaing of anonymous donor information to the legal defense fund for formerly incarcerated journalist Barrett Brown. Brown had investigated data from private intelligence corporations that was leaked by Read More
Reading Time: 8 minutes Figuring out the exact nature of Russia’s influence over America’s president requires more disclosure than the US government has been willing to offer. It’s time to come clean.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Tamerlan Tsarnaev told agents that four mystery men claiming to be FBI agents tried to contact him, according to a recently released 2011 FBI interview summary. Were those men really from the FBI or another federal agency? A growing body of evidence says a government connection is likely.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Tomorrow marks four years since the Boston bombing massacre. WhoWhatWhy has been at the forefront of this story and questioned the accepted narrative. We’ve compiled a selection of some of our most important articles on this important subject.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The FBI’s role in the presidential election has put a spotlight on the Bureau. A good time for us to turn the investigators into the investigated.
Reading Time: 26 minutes The FBI cannot tell us what we need to know about Trump’s contacts with Russia. Why? Because doing so would jeopardize a long-running, ultra-sensitive operation targeting mobsters tied to Putin — and to Trump. But the Feds’ stonewalling risks something far more dangerous: Failing to resolve a crisis of trust in America’s president. WhoWhatWhy provides the details of a two-month investigation in this 6,500-word exposé.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The FBI is now only accepting FOIA requests via fax, “snail mail” or through a special online portal, limiting the options for submitting requests from the public. If transparency advocates had not intervened, the Bureau’s policy would have been far worse.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen has been charged with “material support” of a terrorist group and faces life in prison if convicted. Is Noor Salman being punished for the sins of her husband? Is she being silenced? Does she know too much about her late husband’s earlier interactions with the FBI?
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Ft. Lauderdale shooter has something significant in common with other recent perpetrators of violence: he had been previously investigated by the FBI and other agencies. Instead of the usual hand-wringing over “missed opportunities,” maybe it’s time to ask what exactly is going on in these assessments?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Newly released FBI documents reveal a previously unacknowledged investigation into the 9/11 network which calls into question official 9/11 Commission conclusions.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I get that John Podesta is frustrated with the FBI’s role in the recent election. But he should wake up. The FBI has always been a dangerously problematical institution. Time to pay attention, to the many examples we cite here.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Seventy-five years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, we still don’t know whether the Japanese strike could have been prevented because the FBI is refusing to release key documents. Is the Bureau hiding a huge intelligence blunder?
Reading Time: 1 minute In a recent WhoWhatWhy podcast, journalist Sarah Kendzior noted that one of the issues this election has revealed is the growing distrust of institutions, such as the FBI. For new readers, here is a small sampling of our stories on the FBI. They show there is much to be distrustful about.
Reading Time: 4 minutes As with many alleged lone wolf attacks — both those carried out and merely planned — the common denominator in the back stories of the perpetrators is contact with the FBI.
Reading Time: 8 minutes On the fifth anniversary of the occupation of New York’s Zuccotti Park, read this classic WhoWhatWhy story revealing a secret contingency plan to assassinate Occupy Wall Street protesters in Texas.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Coleen Rowley, who exposed the FBI’s initial 9/11 cover-ups, argues that we still don’t know the truth and that the Bureau was not the only agency that attempted to conceal something.