Skip to comments.Former Director: FBI ‘Not a Broken Institution,’ Criticizing It Threatens ‘Rule of Law’
Posted on 12/16/2019 10:56:43 AM PST by Enlightened1
Former CIA and FBI Director William Webster declared in an op-ed Monday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not a “broken institution” and criticizing it threatens the “rule of law,” in an attempt to quell public outcry over agents’ misconduct during the 2016 election.
Webster’s full-throated defense of the two agencies comes amid the fallout from the Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) report, in which it was confirmed that FBI officials made 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in its submissions to the FISA court to obtain warrants to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page during the 2016 presidential election.
“The rule of law is the bedrock of American democracy, the principle that protects every American from the abuse of monarchs, despots and tyrants. Every American should demand that our leaders put the rule of law above politics,” he added.
Webster then lashed out at President Donald Trump for criticizing the FBI over DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s findings, suggesting his remarks threaten the bureau’s independence. The former official expressed his full confidence in FBI Director Christopher Wray and said the notion that he could be removed from his post, akin to the bureau’s previous director, James Comey, “disturbs me greatly.”
Webster then took aim at the president for referring to anti-Trump FBI officials implicated in Horowitz’s report as “scum” and attempted to cast doubt on Attorney General William Barr’s independence, citing U.S. Attorney John Durham’s now-criminal investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe.
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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...
Wow. Who is the boss? Apparently it is not the American people.
In that case it means that it was designed to support banana republics.
It’s corrupt. It can put an innocent person in jail for what they call “process crime.” They accuse you of perjury for giving two slightly different answers to the same question, like “I was at the 7-11 at 1 Pm, and I was at the 7-11 at 12 noon.”
It has abused its power.
They all thought Hillary was going to win and they did all her bidding. She lost so they tried a coup behind the scenes. We now live in a banana republic.
Look who is worried about THE RULE OF LAW...
How far above us does comey think he is in the brains department.
Gawky, lying FORMER FBI director.
It’s morally and ethically Bankrupt.
Needs to be Phoenixed.
The Fey Wray is now at the nexus of the issue.
Where is Barr?
The fact that Webster is comfortable with the FBIs behavior tends to suggest that the FBI has been doing this shit for a long period of time.
Does he know how Mussolini and Ceauchescu ended up?
The head of the FBI was corrupt AF and engaged in unethical attempts to blackmail the elected president of the United States.
That was James Comey, not J.Edgar Hoover.
“”””””Federal Bureau of Investigation is not a broken institution and criticizing it threatens the rule of law,”””
I’m sure it is fine for the fbi to spy on a presidential campaign at the request of his opponent.
He meant rule of outlaws.
This guy Webster is smoking too much reefer, drinking too much booze or is just plain insane!!! Another deep swamp butt head from A-Z!!!
Rather then mindlessly defend the indefensible because it was “your team” how about the Democrat Fascist Party bots try THINKING for once.
It was deliberate illegal behavior. FBI knew the Steele Dossier was fake and used it anyway to get the Fisa warrant FBI covered up Cater Page’s history as a CIA asset to continue the spying. FBI suppressed exculpatory evidence to renew the FISA warrants 3 times.
Simply challenge for the Democrat Facist Party bots.
Change the target from Trump to Obama.
Still think this sort of flagrant illegal spying by the law enforcement arm of the US Government is “no big deal” because it was “your team” doing it?
The irony here is rich. This is the blind man nay saying the need for light. The FBI and security departments are indeed broken. They have not respected the rule of law. This indictment of these agencies is EXACTLY to shine a light on the abuse, disregard and weaponization of the law. This a$$hat has it exactly backwards. The tyrants are trying to tell us how they are protecting us from the tyrants.
Comey and his other co-conspirators have a fail safe insurance policy. Crossfire Hurricane was planned and sponsored by Obama’s White House. AG Barr cannot “get to the bottom” of what predicated the scam without perp walking Hussein.
I don’t want to criticize the FBI.
I want to defund and dismantle the mother*****r.
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