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Group.png Federal Bureau of Investigation   History Commons Powerbase Sourcewatch Spartacus WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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MottoFidelity, Bravery, Integrity
FormationJuly 26, 1908
Parent organizationUS/DOJ
HeadquartersJ. Edgar Hoover Building
LeaderFBI/Director
Subgroups• FBI/Criminal Cyber Response and Services Branch
• FBI/Directorate of Intelligence
• FBI/Human Resources Branch
• FBI/Information and Technology Branch
• FBI/National Security Branch
• FBI/Science and Technology Branch
• FBI/Academy
• FBI/Laboratory
Staff35,104
Interest ofRonald Kessler, Betty Medsger, John Potash
Founder ofCombined DNA Index System, Next Generation Identification
Exposed byLok Lau, John Lipsky (FBI), Coleen Rowley
SubpageFBI/Academy
FBI/Associate Deputy Director
FBI/Corruption
FBI/Criminal Cyber Response and Services Branch
FBI/Deputy Director
FBI/Director
FBI/Directorate of Intelligence
FBI/Laboratory
FBI/National Security Branch
Formerly focused on "law enforcement", the Federal Bureau of Investigation has since 2013 been officially prioritising "national security". Director for life J. Edgar Hoover used it for multiple purposes over the decades - most notably muckraking for information to be used later as blackmail material.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the political police and domestic intelligence service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency.

Official Narrative

From the start, the FBI excelled at promoting an image of itself as a tireless and efficient G-men who skillfully tracked down dangerous criminals[1]. In fact, crime hunting is a secondary activity, while surveilling and crushing political dissidence is priority work.

"After a few tentative steps into the realm of publicity during the late 1920s, the Bureau became a key element of FDR’s New Deal war on crime in the mid-1930s. Two journalists, independent author Courtney Ryley Cooper and Neil (Rex) Collier, collaborated with Hoover and his top lieutenants to create a template for FBI news stories emphasizing responsibility and science and featuring Hoover as America’s always careful and reliable top law enforcement officer. With the creation of the public relations-oriented Crime Records Section in 1935 and the establishment of clear lines of public communication authority, Hoover had both a public relations message and a management team to amplify and enforce it."[2]
Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image” by Matthew Cecil

But when a group of activist, the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI burglarized a FBI field office on 8 March 1971, the documents they found exposed what the FBI was really about:

“According to its analysis of the documents in this FBI office, 1 percent were devoted to organized crime, mostly gambling; 30 percent were "manuals, routine forms, and similar procedural matter"; 40 percent were devoted to political surveillance and the like, including two cases involving right-wing groups, ten concerning immigrants, and over 200 on left or liberal groups. Another 14 percent of the documents concerned draft resistance and "leaving the military without government permission." The remainder concerned bank robberies, murder, rape, and interstate theft.”
Noam Chomsky,  Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI [3]

And in 1959, again showing priorities, over 400 agents in the FBI's New York Field Office were assigned to "communism" and only four to organized crime[4]

A screenshot of an FBI game to promote the story about vulnerable people being "radicalized" into "violent extremism" by exposure to "fake news" from independent media outlets on the internet.

In any case, even the 'primary mission' of the FBI, formerly "law enforcement" was noted to have silently changed in 2013 to "national security". FBI spokesman Paul Bresson stated dryly that "When our mission changed after 9/11, our fact sheet changed to reflect that".[5] [6] A webpage posted at cve.fbi.gov in February 2016 claimed that "It’s the FBI’s primary responsibility — working with its many partners — to protect the nation from attacks by violent extremists."[7]

History

The FBI has its origins in the General Intelligence Division which was created in 1919 by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer to collect information on radical organizations. J. Edgar Hoover, who would remain in power for the next several decades, was appointed as its head.[8]

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J. Edgar Hoover

Full article: J. Edgar Hoover

More than anyone else, the FBI is associated with deep state politician J. Edgar Hoover. In 1924 he became its first director, a job he kept until his death in 1972, to no little extent because all the politicians were afraid of what was in his personal archive,[9] and also because he did an efficient job at crushing threats to the system. According to President Harry S. Truman, Hoover transformed the FBI into his private secret police force; Truman stated that "we want no Gestapo or secret police. FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him".[10].

Activities and Methods

"Lies The FBI Told Me" - a video by James Corbett (archived)

COINTELPRO

Full article: Rated 4/5 COINTELPRO

From 1956, the FBI ran a large-scale covert campaign to sow confusion, strife and terror among domestic opponents, including the Civil Rights Movement and other black liberation groups especially the Black Panthers, the protests against the Vietnam War, the blossoming alternative press, the American Indian Movement, Puerto Rican nationalists and leftist in general.

The methods are still in use by the FBI to this day[citation needed].

Terrorist Agents Provocateurs

The FBI has a roster of 15,000 spies who not only infiltrate and report back information, but actively assist and encourage people to commit "terrorism", so that the FBI can then catch them.[11] In 2012 Project Censored reported that the "majority of terrorist plots in the United States" are actually incited by FBI agents, and reports that such informants receive cash rewards of up to $100,000 per case.[12][13]

The McCarthyist Persecutions

J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI were key allies of Senator Joseph McCarthy and members of the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).

Hollywood

The FBI has had close connections to Hollywood since the 1930s. One side to it was a PR-effort, leading to a very positive image of the FBI as incorruptible and efficient, an image that has lasted to this day in movies and TV-series.

For decades, the FBI put a huge effort into weeding out left-wing workers in from the entertainment industry. The effort included making blacklists leading to work bans, and general harassment as a predecessor to Cointelpro.

For example, Charlie Chaplin was put on an FBI blacklist in 1948, preventing him from working in Hollywood. Although living in the United States for 40 years, he never took out US citizenship. When heading for Britain for a holiday in 1952, word came through that if he were to return to America, he would be arrested.[14] He never made another Hollywood movie, and only returned briefly once, twenty years later. For workers with less stature, the persecution was even more devastating.

Entrapment

The FBI coerces thousands of young people, as the price for settling a minor legal problem, into dangerous careers as an informants.[15] Sarah Stillman, writing in The New Yorker' that "The snitch-based system has proved notoriously unreliable, fuelling wrongful convictions".[15]

Mass Surveillance

Since at least 2010, the FBI has been planting hidden microphones in a range of places from light fixtures in courthouses to carparks, bushes and bus stops.[16][17] January 2016 guidelines (based on the UK's widely criticised Prevent programme) told high schools across the USA to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future terrorists.[18][19]

Assassinations

Although the FBI tracks how many police officers die in the line of duty, it keeps no such record for how many civilians are killed by police each year.[20]

Child pornography

The FBI has run child pornography websites. The ACLU obtained documents indicating that it was "actually authorized to takeover 23 child-pornography websites in addition to The Playpen."[21]

Statements

Matt Connolly, a former Deputy District Attorney noted in 2015 that the FBI does not record its interviews. Instead, "two FBI agents ask questions and listen to the answers—without tape recording or obtaining a certified transcript. Instead, they return to their office and, based on their recollection and any notes they may have taken during the interview, write up a summary of what transpired. Summaries are, in most cases, written hours later, sometimes even the following day." This record, inaccurate as it might be, then becomes the "official record of what was said during the interview."[22]

September 11, 2001

Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI, asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Ossama Bin Laden's "Most Wanted" web page,replied that “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.” [23]

Full article: 9-11/Israel did it/Dancing Israelis
3 of the 5 "Dancing Israelis" on Israeli TV

On September 11, 2001, the FBI arrested 5 Israelis spotted in Manhattan behaving suspiciously. They referred to the group as the 'High Fivers' (after their apparent glee at the 9/11 attacks) but who are elsewhere known as the "Dancing Israelis". The group, which included two Mossad agents, were detained for 70 days and then deported. Three of them later stated on Israeli TV that they were in New York City that morning "to document the event".

2001 Anthrax attacks

Full article: Rated 4/5 2001 Anthrax attacks

The 2001 Anthrax attacks prompted the most expensive investigation in the FBI's history, costing around $100,000,000.[24] This blamed Bruce Ivins, a "lone nut" who had just been found dead, avoiding the need for a trial. Richard Lambert, the FBI officer who was put in charge of the investigation, says that the investigation suffered from intense compartmentalisation and lack of critical resources (such as bioweapons experts). He sued the FBI in 2015, alleging that they were concealing evidence that could have exonerated Ivins.[25][26][27]

Waco Massacre

Full article: Stub class article Waco siege

Between February and April 1993, the FBI had the main responsibility for the siege of the religious community Branch Davidians in Texas. After a 51 day siege, the FBI launched an assault and fired tear gas attack and incendiary canisters into the housing complex, in an attempt to force the Branch Davidians out of the ranch. Shortly thereafter, the center quickly became engulfed in flames. The fire resulted in the deaths of 76 Branch Davidians, including 25 children, two pregnant women, and David Koresh himself.

When the use of incendiary canisters leaked out, the FBI at first denied causing the fire. Eventually an internal Justice Department investigation concluded in 2000 that incendiary tear gas canisters were used by the FBI, but maintained that sect members had started the fire in three separate places at the very same time as the FBI threw in the canisters.[28]

Vince Foster's Death

Full article: Vince Foster/Death

The US Congress concluded that the death of Vince Foster was a suicide.

Non-investigations

FOIA documents have revealed telling cases of FBI failures to investigate.

Organized Crime

For many decades, J. Edgar Hoover persistently denied the existence of organized crime, despite numerous gangland shootings as Mafia groups struggled for control of the lucrative profits deriving from illegal alcohol sales during Prohibition, and later for control of prostitution, illegal drugs and other criminal enterprises. In the 1950s, evidence of the FBI's unwillingness to investigate the Mafia became a topic of public criticism. [29] Eventually the FBI was forced to take some action.

The reluctance might have been because the Mob had incriminating pictures of Hoover; or because organized crime play a hidden but central role in deep state activities, and have rendered many useful services.

Six top FBI officials dead before testifying

Six top FBI officials died in a six month period in 1977, just as the House Select Committee on Assassinations where to call them as witnesses, including William Sullivan;Louis Nicholas, special assistant to J. Edgar Hoover and his liaison with the Warren Commission; Alan H. Belmont, special assistant to Hoover; James Cadigan, document expert with access to documents that related to death of John F. Kennedy; J. M. English, former head of FBI Forensic Sciences Laboratory where Oswald's rifle and pistol were tested; Donald Kaylor, FBI fingerprint chemist who examined prints found at the JFK assassination scene.[30]

Dallas occupy plot

Full article: Rated 4/5 Dallas occupy plot

FBI documents uncovered in 2013 through FOIA reveal that the FBI either turned a blind eye to or abetted a plot to assassinate leaders of the Dallas Occupy movement.[31][32]

Loyd Jowers

Full article: Loyd Jowers

In 1993 Loyd Jowers confessed to involvement in the assassination of Martin Luther King. In spite of this, the FBI took no steps to investigate him. In 1999, a jury unanimously found him guilty of involvement in the killing, but the FBI still took no action, according to a FOIA response.[33]

2020 AP investigation

An investigation by the Associated Press found that sexual misconduct is a constant problem among ranking agents.[34]

Organization Structure

FBI-organizational-chart.jpg

The FBI Directorate of Intelligence used to be part of the NSB but as of 2014 operates as a separate organizational entity within FBI.

External links


 

Events carried out

EventDescription
COINTELPROSeries of covert and illegal projects aimed at subversion of 1960s left wing movements
Malcolm X/AssassinationA US Deep State backed assassination

 

Documents by FBI

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:1963 FBI Memo mentioning Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agencymemo29 November 1963George H. W. Bush
John F. Kennedy’s assassination
A 1963 FBI Memo which reveals that a Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency phoned in about the JFK assassination
Document:1975 WUBRINY Memomemo29 November 1975George H. W. Bush
WUBRINY
WUSALINE
Thomas Devine
A 1975 memo from before George H. W. Bush was made DCI that reveals years of involvement in CIA operations.
File:FBI Report - Terrorism 1980-2005.pdfreport2005"Terrorism"Non-Muslims responsible for over 90% of all terrorist attacks in America
File:FIFA-indictment.pdfindictment20 May 2015FIFAUS District Court of New York indictment against 14 senior officials of the Swiss-based world football governing body FIFA
File:JAR 16-20296.pdfReport29 December 2016Russia
Hacking
2016 US presidential election
Joint analysis report on alleged efforts by the Russian state to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election by means of computer hacking.
The Parrott Memomemo22 November 1963George H. W. Bush
John F. Kennedy’s assassination
An FBI memo deserving of further scrutiny

 

An example

Page nameDescription
James Kallstrom

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Philip Agee“Reforms of the FBI and the CIA, even removal of the President from office, cannot remove the problem. American capitalism, based as it is on exploitation of the poor, with its fundamental motivation in personal greed, simply cannot survive without force – without a secret police force. The argument is with capitalism and it is capitalism that must be opposed, with its CIA, FBI and other security agencies understood as logical, necessary manifestations of a ruling class’s determination to retain power and privilege.”Philip Agee1975
John Hnatio“Do not believe for one minute the FBI’s pretty little webpage declaring what a good job they are doing in fighting government corruption. In my job, I have been reporting U.S. government criminal conduct against small businesses to the FBI for many years. In every case, the FBI has simply turned a blind eye to the corruption whenever it involves another federal agency. The harsh political reality of the matter is that investigating corruption in the government has fallen to last place on the list of the FBI’s priorities.”John Hnatio2016
Harry S. Truman“Dear Bess... We want no Gestapo or secret police. FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail... Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him. I'm not and he knows it. If I can prevent [it] there'll be no NKVD or Gestapo in this country. Edgar Hoover's orgnization would make a good start toward a citizen spy system. Not for me.”Harry S. Truman1947

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Julian Assange Tortured with Psychotropic DrugArticle8 May 2019Kurt NimmoThe FBI, Pentagon, and CIA are “interviewing” Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison. The CIA Director Gina Haspel (aka Chemical Gina) has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being “treated” with BZ (a powerful drug that produces hallucinations).
File:Dissent or Terror FINAL 0.pdfreport20 May 2013Beau HodaDissent or Terror a report that details how the counter-terrorism apparatus was used to monitor the Occupy Movement nationwide
File:Targetedandentrapped.pdfreportMay 2011Various faculty members
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