J. Edgar Hoover

Comey Hints at J Edgar Hoover’s Blackmailing of Political Leaders

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

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Exclusive: How Trump Backers Weaponized Anthony Weiner to Defeat Clinton

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.

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fbiPhone: This Violates Your Privacy. Again.

Reading Time: 4 minutes FBI Director James Comey, with a straight face, is arguing that the encryption in new iPhones and other mobile devices is so powerful that it’s hindering crime-fighting. He’s even given this latest purported public safety threat a menacing new name: “Going Dark.” Your selfies may never be safe again.

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Interview with Criminologist on the FBI: The New Untouchables

Reading Time: 11 minutes America’s leading expert on police accountability says the FBI—once regarded as law enforcement’s standard-setter—has become an outlier outfit that ignores “best-practices” police procedures. In an exclusive Q&A with WhoWhatWhy, Samuel Walker says that a key aspect of the Bureau’s probes of shootings by agents is “just crazy.” His comments hold particular relevance considering the FBI’s long-delayed explanation of how and why its agent killed a witness in the Boston Marathon Bombing case.

Monday Morning Skeptic: In Boston Bombing, FBI Fights for Public’s Right to Know… Nothing

Reading Time: 7 minutes The feds are keeping us in the dark about the labyrinthine investigation on the Boston Marathon bombing. Documents mysteriously appear in the hands of pet journalists, then quickly disappear. This is convenient for the government, which wants to know everything about us while giving up little about its own agenda.

Monday Morning Skeptic: Questioning Authority in the Sprawling Boston Bombing Case

Reading Time: 8 minutes Are you a kooky meddler if you question the gauzy law enforcement narrative about the labyrinthine Boston Marathon bombing investigation? Or is it crazier to place blind trust in the infallibility of the FBI? We’ll take the first option. Here are a few of the many basic issues that have still not been resolved.