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.