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MottoFidelity, Bravery, Integrity
FormationJuly 26, 1908
Parent organizationUS/DOJ
HeadquartersJ. Edgar Hoover Building
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
Interest ofRonald Kessler, Betty Medsger, John Potash
Exposed byLok Lau, John Lipsky (FBI), Coleen Rowley
FBI/Associate Deputy Director
FBI/Criminal Cyber Response and Services Branch
FBI/Deputy Director
FBI/Directorate of Intelligence
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.

Official Narrative

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.

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".[1] [2] 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."[3]


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. 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.[4][5]



J. Edgar Hoover

Full article: J. Edgar Hoover

More than anyone else, reknowned blackmailer J. Edgar Hoover was instrumental in founding the FBI. In 1935 he became its first director, a job he kept until his death in 1972. Hoover built the FBI into an information gathering apparatus to collect blackmail material on political dissenters, activists and political leaders.[6] 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".[7] However, biographer Kenneth D. Ackerman stated that these kind of statements to be hyperbole.[8]

Public relations

Russ Baker wrote in 2014 that "What the FBI excelled at, especially under its long-time chief J. Edgar Hoover, was a non-stop public relations campaign that portrayed the agency as a heroic band of G-men who skillfully tracked and felled dangerous criminals."[9]

"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."[10]
Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image” by Matthew Cecil


A video by James Corbett

In the days of Edgar Hoover, the FBI was widely feared as a tool of blackmail. In the 21st century, however, its activities are more blatant.

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."[11]


The FBI coerces thousands of young people, as the price for settling a minor legal problem, into dangerous careers as an informants.[12] Sarah Stillman, writing in The New Yorker' that "The snitch-based system has proved notoriously unreliable, fuelling wrongful convictions".[12]

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.[13] 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.[14]


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.[15]


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."[16]


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.” [17]

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.[18] 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.[19][20][21]

Vince Foster's Death

Full article: Vince Foster/Death

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


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

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.[22][23]

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.[24]

Organization Structure


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


An event carried out

COINTELPROSeries of covert and illegal projects aimed at subversion of 1960s left wing movements


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
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
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


Related Quotation

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:Targetedandentrapped.pdfreportMay 2011Various faculty members
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  18. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/561
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