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Fresh update on "fbi" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"8 46 in the city of uvalde, Texas is accusing the local district attorney of impeding its investigation into the police response to the mass shooting at rob elementary. City officials in Yuval di Texas say district attorney Christina Mitchell has blocked information its internal affairs investigators need regarding the police response to the school shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead the city filed suit against Mitchell hoping a judge will force her. She claims the information is sealed to assist her investigation. State senator Roland Gutierrez recently took exception with her after she sealed the autopsy results. Those families by law are entitled to those records. Chris Fox for CBS News, Austin. Today, D.C.'s mayor muriel Bowser and council chair Phil mendelson introduced a measure that would create a new stabilization and reform board to oversee D.C.'s housing authority. The 8 member board would replace the DCA board of commissioners and work to address the findings outlined in a recent report from the U.S. Department of Housing and urban development that report found that failed to provide decent safe and sanitary housing and violated federal requirements. The D.C. council is likely to vote on the measure Tuesday. Now, to stories we're following on WTO, a win for the Justice Department this evening in connection with those documents, the FBI seized at Donald Trump's home. The U.S. Senate has approved a measure that would avert a nationwide railroad
Trump probe: Court halts Mar-a-Lago special master review
"A federal appeals court has removed a hurdle in the criminal investigation of president Trump's handling of top secret information sees from his Florida estate. I Norman hall. A three judge panel of a federal appeals court based in Atlanta has ruled unanimously to end an independent review of the seized documents. The decision represents a significant win for federal prosecutors. It clears the way for them to use as part of their investigation the entire set of documents seized during an August 8 FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, the ruling also amounts to a sharp repudiation of arguments by Trump's lawyers for months they have said that the former president was entitled to have a so called special master conduct a neutral review of the thousands of documents taken from the property. I Norman hall
Fresh update on "fbi" discussed on Tech Path Crypto
"Together. We've got to have another body that's able to. They're going to get they got to get themselves aligned. Not only on the mission of what could be trying to do. But also, who are the players going to be? Because there's going to be a ton of those that they have to start really looking at either, whether it's banks, obviously the VCs, the big decentralized exchanges, obviously they're going to come in on that stablecoins full layer is going to get, I think, a certain framework that eventually kind of plays back to what you're talking about. Yeah, and I think that's big. I met with the FBI last week. Which is pretty crazy. I actually reached out to them. People are going to find some stuff that happened to me personally, that people don't know about yet. And I reached out to the FBI on behalf of some of those things. And they came and talked to me and they're like, hey, you know, also, we want to know about some different stuff you know about crypto, like not specifics, like crime stuff, but like, hey, how can we help clean up prime in general in the space? And when we were talking to the FBI about this, it just became so apparent that nobody is ready yet for regulation. The FBI itself, they're still trying to get their hands around what is happening in crypto when it comes to a lot of this stuff. And I think the ultimately, you know, people want to see things that are going to be smart from a regulation from a legislation from investigative side or Department of Justice side. And there's a lot of moving parts going on right now. With every department that exists and everybody wants to work together to create something that makes sense. One of the things that they specific told specifically told me, right? We like these centralization, right? You're a decentralization. I'm a decentralization guy, the audience, y'all are decentralized people. You know, we love web three. We love all this stuff. However, the FBI doesn't, why? This neighbor is very difficult for it to track. I mean, obviously for the money laundering problem. We look at it from a money laundering side, but there's a much bigger piece to this. A bigger piece to it is, if there's a $700 million hack on a bridge, and the FBI has no recourse to be able to get people's money back or investigate. That doesn't really make sense. The reason why they're pushing for us to be able to have ones that are tracked is where these gigantic cases were their paralyzed, they can't do anything. So something exists, well, we have to come up with. And I told them, I said, look, I believe in financial sovereignty, I believe in transparency. I believe that people deserve privacy in their transactions. And they generally agree with that too. They at least have I was talking to. Yeah. But they need to have a way to track these gigantic hacks. And so we've been talking with them about like, hey, there are ways that you can have pixels on sites to where you're not tracking every transaction, but you're like on a decentralized exchange for instance. But you're able to, if there's a fail safe, if there's something really bad that happens, there is a cookie trail or a breadcrumb trail that can lead them to be able to help. I mean, what if binance got hacked in the last $17 billion worth assets? Well, I mean, let's take a look at that for a second. You look at really where the money laundering has been happening. For the last 50 years. Yeah, it's been banks and also traditional Fiat. A 100%. Trying to track traditional Fiat is even much more difficult. It is. So you've got the same problem that they've been finding. They have their whole division in there, plus cybercrime, all that. So I look at it and I still think DeFi at least has points of some regulation. At some sort of level. Yeah, well, I mean, like a crime is a crime. Yeah. Like fraud, fraud is a crime. So if you do fraud on DeFi, we don't need regulation to say that's a problem. Exactly. Yeah, yeah. The framework's already there. Granted, yes, the traceability of it. I get a little bit uncomfortable when it starts to get into the monetary system because that's where you're starting control people's money. And if we get into a digital dollar, people all of a sudden just win. Yeah. Just turn that off, or you put an expiration date on it. I mean, all these things are potential out there, for sure. We definitely want to dive in a little deeper with you. I know you're on your way to speaking gigs here. I've been great at me on the show today. Thanks a lot. Absolutely. And thanks for having me. And the future of crypto is bright. And when it comes to regulation, when it comes to tracking transactions, all this stuff, like we just have to remember at all times, there's a middle ground. We can't, we can't give up the ideals in crypto that we have. For sure. The thing that Sam wanted to do was hand them over the entire platter. And we got to fight against that. But fighting something that's common sense makes sense. To where we can all kind of get a piece of the pie and I'll feel like we're covered and safe. That's what we all want to work towards in crypto. For sure, for sure. All right you guys, make sure to stick around for more content here from decentral. We'll catch you next time right here on tech.
FBI Describes Kyle Seraphin as 'Adversarial'
"The FBI is not happy at all About you speaking out I saw her on Twitter and truth today you put out there what are they calling you adversarial or something Just for putting out the FBI's own words They seem to be really really concerned with you speaking out about their malfeasance That's right Well so the FBI has a policy they have to notify you if you're under investigation unless there's some good reason not to And so they notified me in April of this year that they were going to investigate me for talking to a police officer and what they called unprofessional conduct But they neglected to tell me that when they added a charge which was failure to cooperate and they cited as their excuse for not talking to me that I had ongoing adversarial behavior towards the FBI's inspection division personnel which by the way that was me sending them to emails that went unanswered There were questions I think they're pretty professional My attorneys reviewed them So yeah they don't like that
Kyle Seraphin: What Is an FBI Human Source?
"Just to be clear Kyle human source means a lot of things It doesn't mean because I've had a few people text me Sometimes you and I talk jargon and we don't even realize it Human source folks doesn't mean it was an FBI agent who didn't It means it could have just been someone they had as a source on that case or even an unrelated case who maybe did this thing and now they're like oh boy here we go This guy was one of our guys We have him on our kind of CHS Am I right about that We're not talking about an FBI agent who did this No I don't think that would be very likely at all Especially because there was so much confusion But the possibility that they found somebody's name in a source room that that's what it came up against The other possibilities and other government agency was working something and it just wasn't de conflicted And if that's the case you know I've talked to a number of people A lot of people had this instinct that it was a DHS situation That's kind of people have asked me about ray apps and I've had four or 5 different people say I'm pretty confident it wasn't FBI that the FBI wasn't running him as a source but there's always a possibility he was working for one of the other agencies that has a little bit less has a little bit more leeway when it comes to their intelligence type work So I'm not confirming or denying any of those things I'm just saying that that's kind of smelled to me And it's very strange to get pulled off what I would like I said I'm a law enforcement officer like by my training I'm sworn to the constitution and people safety and I really genuinely care What I don't want is someone dropping a bomb in front of anybody's building I don't care if it's people I hate And you just can't drop bombs because there's such an indiscriminate tool And so if someone's going to go around and start doing that I want to find out who the heck did it and I want to stop it Because I don't want that happening again And why are we two years away from it now It's still not getting an answer
Kyle Seraphin: FBI Stopped Tracking Potential Jan. 6 Bomber Suspect
"What is the common sense explanation It can't just be incompetence because the FBI seems committed to arresting everybody else for January 6th That's true So I don't want anyone to read any further into this than everybody at the FBI Washington field office was scrambling at the time But the case was initially assigned to agents that were working on counterintelligence 14 which is the Russian espionage squad So the only reason I could put that together is that they ran out of CT agents That's counter terrorism They didn't have anybody available and that was like the people who had the bandwidth to handle it But it was weird They don't have experience in working these types of cases in my experience I knew a lot of them I sat down sat on the same floor then for two years And it doesn't mean they're not good people It just means that that wasn't something they had an expertise in And for something of that priority you would assume it would go to people that just specialized in manhunts because that's what it was And you and I both know that there are so many cameras in the city of Washington D.C. on buildings I mean they're everywhere They're absolutely everywhere Well we were given information that they were tracking a legitimate subject probably the person who placed it And there's cameras in every metro station there's time cards for every time you spend a pass There's a lot of digital information that was being pulled through And they were able to come up with someone that we were following pretty quickly but why that person you know disappeared I threw out to another agent of mine a friend of mine and his explanation was yeah because they were a human source I don't know that that's true but that's one possible explanation and it's really disappointing if that is the case It's also possible that there was just sheer incompetence So you run it across the buddies that work inside the bureau and nobody has trust within the system That's not a good place for an FBI to be And that's kind of where I'm living right now It's like well did they screw it up or was it intentional And I can't land very strongly either way
Kyle Seraphin: FBI Created Geofence Around Jan. 6 Rally
"And even some of the lefties are starting to ask questions which is shocking saying hey listen that's kind of strange You got all the cell phone data from Google without a warrant of all those people there Even if they were doing nothing wrong now you're a constitutionalist as strong a constitutionalist as anyone That kind of sounds to me like a prohibited general Warren does it And how antsy constitutionally are you going to get It's really dangerous So the FBI has a program that's called the cellular analysis survey team or cast And it's not very many guys that do it It's very very highly specialized Their agents that do it full-time And they do cell phone tower dumps where they pull all the data out of it Those are usually with a warrant They'll do it They do these geofence warrants They'll help kind of write them and they have ongoing contacts with places like Google and all the different cell phone providers and whatnot And yeah it sounds like a general war It's been upheld in the courts so far but I'm really uncomfortable with the way that it does it because it's essentially the FBI's ability to look back in time and find out who was physically in a place at that time without a specific allegation that those persons were involved There's no PC The only PC they have is that something happened but not that the people that they're looking at were involved in it And so the courts had held up but right now but essentially all they got to do is they got to say this is a time and a place that we're interested in This is a geographic location And this is the degree of certainty that we think like a cone of uncertainty that it kind of projects because these are not down to the minute the meter It's going to give you some plus or minus location information But Google grabs everything They grab where you bounced off somebody else's you know their Wi-Fi network as your phone is constantly out there with your Wi-Fi on pinging against it And so it logs all that information and it goes into your Google account And they keep that stuff on you forever So they know wherever you've done Everyone who's been wondering you know how your ad IDs work and all that This is all part of it And yeah they write a general warrant for it They find out all the cell phones that were in that area and that cell phone is almost always in fill in the blank person's pocket It's pretty easy to tie that to a person
Kyle Seraphin: FBI Waited a Year to Investigate Jan. 6 Bomber
"The first one was a story yesterday I was making the rounds I was going to get to it on my show unfortunately I didn't It was a story about a whistleblower and the January 6th bomber case And the whistleblower has told someone in the media that apparently the FBI the Washington field office specifically he took a year to open up a case on this alleged bomber who was alleged to have planted bombs in front of the DNC and the RNC that day before the January 6th incident there Well what would take so long to do that I mean I thought this was a big national security case I mean the insurrection and all that stuff They seem to be really interested in everyone else who showed up on January 6th What are your thoughts on that Well I mean it's pretty troubling So you may already know this but I was assigned to Washington field office on January 6th 2021 And I was there for a few more months until I left That was full 5 years of being there And at that time I was assigned to a surveillance squad in the second or maybe the third week of January My team was put on a potential subject of the pipe bomber case and we followed him for maybe a week and a half and change And then we were pulled from that assignment which we were told was a high priority assignment at the time to go and sit in our office and re January 6 leads that came in from the dregs of society that got forwarded over from West Virginia at what's called end talk And so I was always shocked by that I reached out to my buddies recently to find out if that ever got you know if they ever got retasked to that assignment and they didn't And so I'm wondering if they just dropped the ball so dramatically for a nefarious purpose or for incompetence but either way it's bizarre because that was the most terrorist like activity that we saw on that day And that was the thing that I'd be the most concerned about just as a regular citizen let alone being a law enforcement professional
Trump's Truth Social Admission With Charlie Pierce
"Charlie. So what is a bob cesca rule? Trump always makes things worse for Trump. Yes. He has basically in writing now admitted to this document crime right in an ongoing rant posted through social media he admitted he stole the documents from The White House, concealed them for a year lied to the FBI, his lawyers lied in court documents, then demanded a special master now a special master overseeing a likely prosecution. He said, when will you invade Bill and Hillary's home in search of the 33,000 emails? Oh, God. She deleted blah, blah, blah. When will you invade the other person? He wants them to raid Bill and Hillary's house to find emails that were deleted. Right. Because those are easy to find. Yeah. Yeah, I was going to say that's a sort of a contradiction in there somewhere that I'm going to have puzzle out. Right. Right. But the two important words are I did. Basically said, yes, I stole them.
Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations
"A former federal prison warden has gone on trial for allegations stemming from his treatment of female inmates in a facility known as the rape club. Rhaegar Sia retired from his job at the Dublin California correctional institution. After the FBI found nude photos of female inmates on his government issued phone. The 55 year old Garcia is among 5 staffers charged with molesting several women and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. One of the inmates testified they had intimate contact in a bathroom and said she felt like he cared about her. But then he became increasingly vulgar. Garcia's lawyer says there's no surveillance video showing these encounters, although one of the women alleges Garcia knew to avoid the cameras. I'm Jackie Quinn
The Threat to Our Liberties Goes Beyond Government
"There's one story that I found super interesting. And if you listen to our podcast or if you listen to kind of what we talk about at turning point USA, we have been repeating the theme that the threats to our freedoms and liberties, it's more than just what the government is doing. It's also what corporate America is doing in collusion with the federal government, regardless of your political views, we should all be able to agree back in the 2020 election it was wrong for the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation to go to Facebook and demand that they censor the Hunter Biden laptop story saying that it was Russian disinformation. You might be the biggest Biden fan in the world here tonight, by the way. Welcome, and I got to ask you, how's that going? But welcome. Thank you for being here tonight. We appreciate that. But that's wrong. You should not be able to use the force of government or the threat of force of government to go to a private actor and be able to suppress stories that could impact an election. It's not sustainable. It's wrong. It'd be wrong if a conservative did it. It's wrong if a liberal does it. Now, one of the places where censorship has just reigned supreme over the last couple of years has been on Twitter. Now, I have a Twitter account still, thankfully, I'm one of the survivors, despite many people that anyone been banned on Twitter here, raise your hand. Okay, well, you might be liberated soon. We'll talk about that in just a second. So, but Twitter is not the biggest social media platform, but I think people misunderstand Twitter. Twitter is an incubator of elite opinion. So people that write columns, people that host podcasts, people that are on television, they go to Twitter to see what the smart kids are thinking to have consensus and then they put it kind of through their communication channels. So set differently, Twitter is not about the amount of people consuming information. It's who is consuming the information. Now, Twitter has by far maybe TikTok more so, but TikTok is pandering to a different generation. But that's a separate issue. Twitter has been the worst when it comes to speech of any private actor the last couple of years. For example, suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story, kicking people off for having heterodox opinions of where the virus came from, which by the way, the virus did come from the Wuhan institute of virology, not from some wet market where they set originally and you could get kicked off Twitter for saying that. Originally, which now actually is factual and true. And so Twitter has been a blunt force object of a censorship regime.
Court seems skeptical of Trump claims in Mar-a-Lago case
"The court seems skeptical of Trump's claim in a Mar-a-Lago case. A federal appeals court appears deeply skeptical that former president Donald Trump was entitled to a review by an independent arbiter of documents seized in an FBI search of his Florida state, the three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit, including two Trump appointees, repeatedly suggested that Trump was seeking special treatment the judges indicated through their questioning that they were likely to side with the Justice Department, which has sought an immediate end to a special master review process that it says has unnecessarily delayed its investigation into the presence of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. It was not immediately clear when the court might rule. I'm Lisa dwyer
Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress
"After a three year legal fight, the Supreme Court has approved the handover of Donald Trump's tax returns to a House committee. There were no noted dissents as the high court rejected Trump's plea for an order that could have blocked the Treasury Department from giving 6 years of returns for both him and his businesses to the House ways and means committee. If Trump had persuaded the court to step in, he could have essentially run out the clock on the Democrat controlled committee since Republicans who will take over the house next year would almost certainly have dropped the request. It's Trump's third high court loss this year. The justices earlier refused to step into the fight over an FBI search of his Florida estate and did not stop the national archives from handing over documents to the panel investigating the capitol riot, Sagar Meghani, Washington.
NYPD arrests 2 in Antisemitic plot
"To New York men were arrested for threats against the Jewish community after authorities spotted social media posts about attacking a synagogue Christopher Brown from Long Island was arrested at Penn station Friday night mayor Eric Adams says he made online threats to attack a New York City synagogue This was not in idle threat This was a real threat After arresting the suspects law enforcement officers recovered a Glock semi-automatic firearm According to the criminal complaint the 21 year old operates a white supremacist Twitter group and tweeted should I become a husband or shoot up a synagogue and die along with the gun there was an extended 30 round magazine a hunting knife ski mask and Nazi armband in New York City in 2022 22 year old Matthew Mara was arrested with brown the two pled not guilty at arraignment the FBI says there's no information This is a continued threat Julie Walker New York
FBI Almost Deployed Controversial Pegasus Spyware
"So a little inside baseball So I had to record this show to speak because it was a lot going on okay So I recorded it from a parking lot at the Patriots and a big truck in the back Well maybe a smaller truck You would never know of You go back and watch the show You'd be like man that looks like a really big studio It's kind of small but the show was good It was one of the best I think I've done I really love that I know sell price things I wasn't me it was the guests okay It's more praise than a guest than anything else But Kyle was on the FBI agent And I had spoken to him before he came on the air Obviously I asked him to come on the show and I wanted to talk to him about Pegasus What is Pegasus Pegasus is a no click spyware programmer If you don't know what Pegasus is you don't well better look it up It is a malware program It's spyware program where you've been told a lot Don't click on stuff Well what if not clicking what if the click didn't matter In other words what if I just send you a link and whether you open it or not is irrelevant I still own your phone after that and have hacked into it That's possible Yes it's possible So supposedly the FBI was taken a Gander taking a quick look see at this Pegasus program for potentially using it within the United States That sounds very dangerous to me Call me crazy but I don't like that idea That's a big no for me Two thumbs down on Yelp on that idea That's a stupid one So I said to Kyle he used to work at the FBI and knows a lot and he's a real patriot I said hey daddy oh you want to come on my show I need you to talk about this Pegasus thing But because I had so much going on at the patriot awards I worked from four in the morning till two 30 at night Well four to one one to one 30 was an after party We'll have to cover that with Paula on a non family friendly show
Rep. Jim Jordan: Will the FBI Stop Interfering in Elections?
"Congressman Jordan asked a very, very important question yesterday. The FBI going to quit interfering with elections. 2016, they spied on president Trump's campaign 2018. It was the Mueller investigation 2020. They suppressed information about the Hunter Biden story 2022. They're rated the president's home 91 days before an election. Maybe it'd be nice if the FBI and the Justice Department just stayed out of it, let me the people decide who we think should represent us who we think should lead us. That's supposed to be how America works. So this is the focus on the judiciary committee, the political nature of the Justice Department, and the linkage now to what was happening with the Hunter Biden story. Again, just 15 days before we have presidential election. Now, this tremendous congressman asks maybe one of the most important questions of our lifetime. Why can't we let the people decide who will govern us? And lead us.
Rep. Andy Biggs: The Priorities of a Republican-Led House
"And then what do you want that fight to look like What should the priorities of a Republican led House be So the first fight is you've got to use every tool that you have So you have to leverage to reduce spending because that attacks with attack inflation You have to leverage to reduce oil and gas prices And because that would help all Americans get back to living their lives the way that they would like to live them But then you also have to do things that bring the border close the border with these guys want to have Amnesty Chuck Schumer just said basically said he actually advocated the replacement theory today or yesterday without even realizing which we were told you're terrible if you say but he can say it Weird world we live in congressman But yes historic carry on could continue talking about the priorities So you're dealing with the policy side but that's going to take leverage to get there And so you need a speaker who's going to have the courage to use those leverage points Then on the other hand you've got to hold them accountable like the judiciary and oversight send them both of those committees And oversight we announced yesterday we're going to investigate Joe Biden using evidence that we've already been receiving and from whistleblowers And Jim Jordan is probably going to be the chair of judiciary And we're working on the DoJ And the FBI and how they've been weaponized to attack for political purposes Their political enemies I mean this has got to stop and that and Jim is told he told the public yesterday and he told me privately told others privately that means we're going to follow wherever it leads to to reveal what the DoJ and the FBI has done to abuse their power against their political opponents And those things right there that has to happen And then of course you have to do COVID You have to get to the origins of COVID You have to do that
FBI Director: Focus Is on Domestic Terrorism, Not Global Threats
"Have Christopher ray excuse me mister producer Cut 25 Cut 15 go So we have been working hard on it but we do need more resources in this space and our fiscal 22 budget specifically asks for more resources to help address the domestic terrorism threat Yes the domestic terrorism threat the open borders now We know terse have been caught which means terrorists have gotten through so why Where generous humanitarian country terrorists deserve social security They deserve three square religiously appropriate meals a day What's the problem Domestic terrorism you know like maga Like Republicans they should get no more resources They're blowing all their resources going after middle aged men and women from January 6th No I'm not talking about violent people You know exactly who I'm talking about No no more resources And they're very very busy with their S.W.A.T. teams Oh We've got so many people left in the former administration that we have to S.W.A.T. away at Knock on their doors and then there's the pro life community Oh my God on top of that you have no idea how our agents are overworked We've got maga we've got pro life We've got January 6th We've got we don't have time for the border We don't have time for the communist Chinese and the fascistic Russians And the islamo Nazi Iranians we don't have time for those governments We're very very busy As you know
Ron Johnson: Does Biden Corruption Report Have Russian Disinformation?
"Here's Ron Johnson at a hearing today with Christopher wray the Stassi director Cut four go Have you read sander grassley's and my report on Hunter Biden's corruption Issued in September of 2020 in November of 2020 Have you read those reports I have had a chance to look at it Do you see any sign of Russian disinformation in those reports That would be a hard question for me to answer No it's very easy It's very easy What I would say to you It's very easy answer There is no Russian disinformation That report is completely clean of any interference of foreign influence Although we have been falsely accused including by the chairman of this committee of spreading Russia disinformation But what is this idiot ray mean That would be a hard question for me to answer Says he looked at the reports He didn't read the report No no no no He would only read a dossier handed to the FBI if he could get his hands on another one This is outrageous
Ron Johnson Does the Work Mitch McConnell Won't
"Our man Ron Johnson I love Ron Johnson I wish we knew who the ten senators were who voted against McConnell But as I added up the numbers some of our friends had to have voted for him Some of our friends had to have voted for him Like Rand Paul I'm guessing I'd love to know what Ted bud did and some of the others I don't know Next time they're on the show I suppose I'll ask them But FBI director ray is in front of the Senate And he is a useless witness He plays rope a dope And he's playing with fire Because he's running the American Stassi Which has been utterly completely politicized he gets briefings on this stuff every morning early in the morning I know I used to work over at the Justice Department He also sits in the big senior executive meetings with the attorney general and his political hack staff And it's just amazing How corrupt this has become Senator Ron Johnson at a hearing today was their Russian disinformation on my Hunter Biden report because remember Ron Johnson really was leading the effort in that regard in the Senate I think one of the reasons he dislikes McConnell's McConnell gave him no support whatsoever None There's no official investigative activity in the Senate Who's doing it McConnell has no desire to do any of it Let me just tell you something Mitch I'm going to be on your ass for the next two years whether you like it or not
"fbi" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Theory that he has classified documents. He didn't turn over to the national archives. So we still don't know what the real reason is behind the FBI. We've been told by aging Merrick Garland that we should trust that the FBI is not politically motivated. But that ignores the biggest question in all of this. I'm a massive agency, tens of thousands of agents, and you've spent tens of billions of dollars over the course of the history of the FBI. This is an agent with extraordinary powers to look into your life to monitor you to find out what you're doing on a daily basis. So that's always going to be subject to the political assistance to the people at the top. And whoever is the president is going to have some impact on that. Whoever's staffing the FBI at any given point is going to have some impact on that. So the real question for the FBI always and forever is how do we draw a balance between law enforcement and the ability to misuse law enforcement? How do we draw lines around the necessary ability of the FBI to actually suss out criminals and protect American citizens? And these aren't policy questions. They're also questions that tend to be completely ignored by policymakers because as Congress has moved into a vestigial organ of government just throwing all responsibility over to the executive branch. All we keep hearing is trust us. But you shouldn't trust any of these people in any regulatory agency, including the FBI, particularly FBI. Because again, they have extraordinary power over you, which means it's not about defunding the FBI getting rid of the FBI. It's about how do we make sure that the FBI is capable of doing actual law enforcement and how do we punish them for exceeding their rent exceeding their mandate. This is not a question just for 2022. This has been a question since literally 1908. And it's going to continue to be a question so long as human beings are flawed and so long as they are given inordinate powers to go after both political opponents on the one hand and criminals on the other.
"fbi" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Oh yeah. All right, hello, America. Welcome to the time starring radio show. As of yet, we have not been rated by the FBI, but we're waiting. We're ready. Hope you're doing good. Hey, 8 four four 747 88 68 is our phone number before we go to the patriot mobile use maker line though. I want to go to the phones. We are getting ready to have a huge celebration here in Memphis, Tennessee. The radio station I own Kwan, celebrating 75 years of existence. This radio station once employed Johnny Cash and B.B. King Ike Turner, Elvis Presley played on this radio station, and now we're a news talk station. And so anyway, we're having a big bash celebrating a big bash. And it's next week in downtown at a beautiful hotel. There's going to be a lot of fun rooftop celebration and we want to go to the phones here because we're going to be inviting some of our listeners to join us in the celebration. Let's go to south haven, Mississippi, Chad on the line. Chad, how are you today? I'm doing great, Todd. Well, Chad, we're going to actually make you do a little bit better because guess what, Chad, you are the big winner of the tickets. Trevor on the side. Oh, it's going to be it's going to be a lot of fun. Great food, beverages, the whole 9 yards. And Chad, we're going to put you on hold and grace will get all of your info so congratulations. Sounds a little noisy out there on the highways and byways today. We'll give you guys another chance momentarily to win some prizes. All right, let's go to the patriot mobile newsmaker line. Good friend of this program, congressman guy, Russian thaler joins us. Congressman, very disturbing developments from last night. I understand that a group of Republicans will be meeting with the president later today, what can you tell us in the aftermath of that FBI raid? Absolutely. Todd's first off, thanks for having me on. Please call me guy and congrats on the 75 years. That's huge. As far as this raid last night thought, you know, people are mistaken if they think that this is just about Donald Trump. It's the regime, the ruling elite that have nothing but disdain for everyday Americans. Donald Trump is just getting in the way. And if the FBI can do this to Donald Trump, what can they do to an everyday citizen? That's the overarching takeaway. But in terms of how this pertains to Donald Trump, it's absolutely disgusting that there weren't other means necessary to do this, to effectuate getting these documents. In the FBI can say, well, these documents belong to the national archives. And so far, so forth. Okay, that's fine, but why would you do a raid on Mar-a-Lago if you're not trying to cast doubt upon president Trump's 2024 run continue to harass and in a way the president try to delegitimize his legacy. But I can tell you Tod this isn't going to work. I think that moderates and people that might have been on the fence about the president are getting galvanized around him because the American people know that inherently this is an abuse of power by the FBI and FBI that turned into a political tool of the Democratic Party. And I think it's important for people to understand here that this is not president Trump sitting down with the with the national archives or with the FBI. These are conversations that were had with the attorneys. So this is, you know, again, I think people are maybe not understanding how these kinds of things operate. So typically you have an attorney and you're able to work these things out privately or quietly without having to have the FBI stage a pre dawn guns drawn raid..
"fbi" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"8 four four 747 88 68, what happened last night? Does that make you more of a supporter or less of a supporter of our president? 8 four four 747 88 68. But here's what I think needs to happen. I think that we need to completely defund and dismantle the FBI. The rot is so deep, the FBI has gone so rogue, it can not be salvaged. Now you think about this for a moment. President Trump was in New York City. He was staying at his apartment in Trump Tower. He was not at home. Had the president Bennett home, there would have been video cameras of the FBI dragging the president out of the home so they could conduct their investigation. And you would have seen the coverage. They would have had CNN there. And it would have been broadcast live on national television, president Trump and his pajamas, standing on the front lawn of bara laco. Now you just think about this. It's not over. There's still coming for this president. And ultimately, they want to drag this man out of his home in handcuffs and shackles and throw him in jail. That's the end goal here. Now, some of you have been saying, well, Todd, why are we why are they doing this? Over a bunch of papers that may or may not be classified, why are they doing this? Because this is there's a method to the madness here. They know they've got nothing on Trump when it comes to January 6th. Nothing at all. There will not be criminal charges coming out of J 6. And I know you've got a couple of grand juries. You've got one in D.C.. You've got one in a Fulton county, Georgia. And I don't believe those are going to amount to anything. So what they're doing, there is a maneuver for the left to disqualify Trump from ever running for the presidency if, in fact, he had these classified documents. But this is a great big nothing burger. And we're going to go through this and show you blow by blow. How the how the government handled Hillary Clinton and sandy Berger and how they've handled Donald Trump. And quite frankly, Hunter Biden too. Because clearly, the FBI and get this with the Hunter Biden, we know crimes have been committed because he was on video committing the crimes. There was the drugs. There were the hookers and lord knows what. And yet the FBI has not stormed in a Hunter Biden's home. The FBI hasn't dragged him out. The FBI has encompassed Jack squat. And it's because his daddy is president of the United States. There is a deep rot in our nation's capital. And the only thing that Donald Trump needs to do is get himself elected, and if he does nothing else, he needs to fire every bureaucrat in that deep state. Every single one of them. You got to start from the, you got to start at the FBI. You got a defund and dismantle. Same thing with the Department of Education. Same thing over at the rest of the Justice Department. Because I'm sick of this. Now, I want you to understand what we're dealing with here. This is the same FBI. The same Justice Department that investigated a law abiding moms and dance. And what was the crime there in Virginia? Oh, the crime was a complaint about school board policies. They complained about critical race theory and LGBT grooming and then these people got knocked on the door from the FBI. This is the same Justice Department that targeted law abiding gun owners. The same Justice Department who refused to protect the homes of the Supreme Court Justices. So yes, I believe that the American people we are now in a de facto state of war with the bureaucratic deep state..
"fbi" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Hey folks, I was supposed to take this week off completely for the first time in like 5 years. But due to the breaking news on the FBI rating at Mar-a-Lago, the biggest news in years, I'm now signing in to comment reporting live here from Israel. So according to The New York Times, former president Donald J Trump said on Monday that the FBI had surged his Palm Beach Florida home and had broken open a safe and account signaling a major escalation in the various investigations into the final stages of his presidency, the search, according to multiple people familiar with the investigation appeared to be focused on material that Trump had brought with him to Mar-a-Lago his private club and resonance when he left The White House. Those boxes contained many pages of classified documents according to a person familiar with their content. Mister Trump delayed returning 15 boxes of material requested by officials with the national archives for many months, only doing so when there became a threat of action to retrieve them, the case was referred to the Justice Department by the archives early this year. This is an insane thing. It is just an insane thing. So here is here is the bottom line here. The FBI is not trusted by many, many Americans. I mean, a majority of Republicans do not trust the FBI according to polling data. A majority of independents do not trust the FBI. According to polling data, what the FBI just did requires extraordinary institutional trust. This is an FBI under the auspices and a current administration rating the home of the leader of the last administration and the likeliest potential nominee for the opposition coming 2024. It seems like on the face of it, banana republic type stuff. It seems like on the face of it, pretextual, especially because if you're going to do something like this, there had damned well, better be a crime. The crime can't be something like the president of the United States when he left office. He brought with him stuff. Bill Clinton brought half The White House with him when he left office. He was never rated. It can't be the president of the United States has a battle with the national archives over material. It can't be about the national archives. It's got to be more than that. It can't be something like the national archives is just mad that they don't have a full record of everything that went on, especially if what we are talking about here is not particularly important material. And then there's the problem that the last president of the United States, while he was in office, has plenary authority to declassify anything he wants. So all the other cases that people are talking about today with regard to situations in which people have mishandled classified material. We're talking about people who are not the president of the United States. You're talking about, for example, the former Clinton national security adviser, sandy Berger, who in 2015, received a misdemeanor charge for stuffing classified documents down his pants. Are you talking about in 2016? The FBI investigating Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified documentation. She could not declassify things, she was the Secretary of State who was not the president of the United States. And by the way, she was never actually rated. Remember, they grabbed Anthony Weiner's laptop. You remember that they went in a variety of directions trying to Garner Hillary Clinton's emails. But despite the fact that James Comey announced that it was actually quote possible that hostile actors gained access to secretary Clinton's personal email account because of his handling of the classified documents, her house was never rated. Her offices were never rated by the FBI. And then you have several years under president Trump, of the FBI, attempting to undermine the president of the United States on pretextual information, provided by the Quentin campaign on the basis of the Steele dossier. James Comey, the former head of the FBI, when he was head of the FBI, approaching Donald Trump to launder into the press, the Steele dossier, knowing that there was nothing in the Steele dossier that had been verified. He went to Donald Trump, he told him about it simply so that the media could then run with the story that the Steele dossier had been presented to president Trump and therefore it was newsworthy and BuzzFeed could run all of that material. For example, and then we got years and years of investigations down rabbit holes that led nowhere with regard to Russia. In other words, trust in the FBI is at an all time low. And yet it's the FBI under Christopher wray, apparently with a warrant that had to be signed off on by the DoJ and attorney general Merrick Garland. Now, initiating a raid into the former president of the United States. So here's the thing, could there theoretically, in some world, be it rationale for this sort of activity, sure? Sure, there could. But is that going to have to be a damned, extraordinarily solid, like rocks, I like bedrock solid, rationale, with serious underlying evidence, it had better be or what we are looking at is a political crisis. When you have current administration's investigating, former administration, to the point of sending the FBI into their homes to pick up documents on the basis of, well, you know, you didn't hand it over to the national archives, even though we were negotiating. You didn't handle what we wanted you to. That's not. That's banana republic type stuff. And it looks more like an attempt to take Donald Trump out of the running come 2024 than anything else. Or maybe nefariously. It's an attempt to elevate Trump for 2024. We don't know. But here is what we do know. Here's what we do know. If there is no extraordinary basis for this raid, then what we are looking at is a crisis in American governance right now. It looks like the intelligence apparatus being weaponized against the opponents of a political administration, which is insane. And what it also means is that down the road, let's say that Donald Trump runs. Let's say this comes to nothing. And Donald Trump runs. And let's say that Donald Trump loses. Do you think that there are going to be a lot of people who are going to trust that he actually lost? Again, the trust in our institutions is so low right now that they're actually activating their exacerbating all of the worst possibilities in American politics. If you don't trust any aspect of how the system works, and it feels like the FBI is rigged against the president of the United States when he's Donald Trump. And then rigged against him again when he is candidate Trump come 2024. If it feels as though all the institutions are set up in opposition to one political party into one guy, how do you think that's going to work out? And I'm amazed to see. So many people on the left today, people who are highly critical of the cops normally. Pramila jayapal, the progressive caucus out there saying things, like, well, you know, they wouldn't do this without a basis. Really, wouldn't they? You guys were doing defund the police. 5 seconds ago, but now when they're targeting your political opponents, you're all in favor of it. I'm here on the conservative side of the aisle. And I was willing to let the FBI have a lot of rope when it came to, for example, russiagate at the very beginning. And then it became clearer and clearer and clearer the whole thing was a farce. And my trust in that institution was undermined just as many Americans trust in that institution was undermined. And now I'm sitting here with some very serious questions as to what the hell they think they're doing. So they'd better get out there with the evidence with the warrant.
"fbi" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"According to The New York Times, former president Donald J Trump said on Monday that the FBI had surged his Palm Beach Florida home and had broken open a safe and account signaling a major escalation in the various investigations into the final stages of his presidency, the search, according to multiple people familiar with the investigation appeared to be focused on material that Trump had brought with him to Mar-a-Lago his private club and resonance when he left The White House. Those boxes contained many pages of classified documents according to a person familiar with their content. Mister Trump delayed returning 15 boxes of material requested by officials with the national archives for many months, only doing so when there became a threat of action to retrieve them, the case was referred to the Justice Department by the archives early this year. This is an insane thing. It is just an insane thing. So here is here is the bottom line here. The FBI is not trusted by many, many Americans. I mean, a majority of Republicans do not trust the FBI according to polling data. A majority of independents do not trust the FBI. According to polling data, what the FBI just did requires extraordinary institutional trust. This is an FBI under the auspices and a current administration rating the home of the leader of the last administration and the likeliest potential nominee for the opposition coming 2024. It seems like on the face of it, banana republic type stuff. It seems like on the face of it, pretextual, especially because if you're going to do something like this, there had damned well, better be a crime. The crime can't be something like the president of the United States when he left office. He brought with him stuff. Bill Clinton brought half The White House with him when he left office. He was never rated.
"fbi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"What the country knows it. A mad about that man. I really am slow it down because we've got a real hero coming up that man's real hero till we served. I mean not to recycle line from twitter. But trump's not gonna grow like what was that no buzzer catastrophe. Like these guys are obsessed with their in love and the he would that guy defend his mother with that kind of rage. I doubted like i mean that was the mildest criticism of trump. I have ever heard in my life that the guy just said in passing previous administrations weren't great on this issue. Either as he was hitting joe biden. And he's this cuck over. Here's like urged beloved dear leader. We pray to him. We worship him his speed has asked how dare you him off coat off those courses. Nobody donald trump so sorry. I'm so sorry totaled no to anything please come over my wife's available for me. Reinforce something that i already knew. And we've talked about on the show which is when it comes to our troops when it comes to our veterans. These are people who get used as props by right wing talking heads and blockheads like stench field right. They don't actually care about all. We need to support our troops. They don't even care about getting the troops safely out of afghantistan unless they can use them as props conveniently to make their political talking points right. That's all it.
"fbi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"We'll be pleased in the same speech. Walberg praises then president trump's support for supporting marriage between a man and a woman for life and for life from conception to natural desk so these are the kinds of speeches that they're giving at the exact same event. I just like spare me the like. Oh i i didn't know what this was about but okay maybe sure maybe. Some people are completely clueless about what's going on. Maybe they're on their phones. Not attention to the insane speeches that are being given that most of the time when the cameras are rolling they do not give those speeches on camera. No here that one was right and so and and look. I'm i'm telling every democrat. You're nuts if you're going to these things but a lot of the reasons that even progresses went was because this tremendous marketing in dc that. This is a wonderful thing to go to. So hey if you're not christian but you're going to the prayer breakfast that shows how much you care about the religious community. And your constituents that are religious or christian especially. If you're not one right so make sure you go and that gives them the veneer of respectability and people think okay. That's that's good. I want to respect the christians in my community and a lot of them are left wing etc. So it's a perfect little trap to push right we agenda. That's why i said that this thing should between knowing and not knowing is everything this case. But how many stories can we do. And it's not like they don't know. We asked her comments every time. There coups for comment on camera and he gives dismissive comment protects organization and runs away so the the people that go continue to go. Now there's no question that they know and you should hold them accountable all right well. Let's switch gears a little bit and talk about one of the most unhinged moments. I've seen in the news so newsmax host grant stench field Went on one of the most unhinged rant professing his loyalty to donald trump now. He was discussing the us withdrawal withdrawal from afghanistan and in the context of that discussion. He has a guest on a man by the name of joe szabo. He is the founder of a group known as team america. Right so right on brand for newsmax and look what sabah's doing he's trying to help our afghan allies leave afghanistan So that's what his a whole project is with team america But it's not really about him. It's about the fact that as soon as he had super mild criticism for trump stints field. Well just watch. I can tell you. This didn't happen under president trump and i know there's a lot of people on the left that want to try to blame president trump. He wanted out of afghanistan. Real bad he was real frustrated. Not being able to get out but he didn't pull out because he knew this would happen. In fact we all did. I called it on this program entering veterans being one.
"fbi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Youtube or facebook or you just go to dot com. You'll see there's another democrat. That seems like he didn't quite know. And that's okay. That's why that's why we stories. That's called investigative journalism. We let you know and then then see what your reaction your reaction right. And but the guy who's the biggest democrat in favor of the prayer breakfast is chris. Coons bingo Joe biden's top ally in the senate and one of our reporters caught up with him on camera before and he totally defended the prayer breakfast and always as nonpartisan. It ain't nonpartisan and issues to do terrible things across the world. Well let's let's pause for a second because in regard to attendance for the national prayer breakfast here in the united states. it's certainly has been nonpartisan and that's a problem because make no mistake about it. The people behind this organization are evangelical conservatives and the event itself has these you know they do the prayer breakfast but the whole point isn't like get together and pray. It's really a way for you. Know powerful people to meet and make deals like they have. These breakout rooms. Were deals are made right. We're lobbying takes place and that's a huge part of it. This is also the same organization that went to uganda and pushed for a law that would execute members of the lgbt community in that country so while democrats have attended the national prayer. Breakfast obama had attended the national prayer. Breakfast a make no mistake about it. Ideologically speaking there are serious issues With this organization and what it promotes right and look. I don't know your way more willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. You're like way more optimistic than i am. I'm definitely way more pessimistic. So i can't help but roll my eyes at any lawmaker. Who's like oh well. I had no idea hired no idea that this was okay. I guess they're clueless. They're completely clueless about organizations that they decide to get involved with. I mean maybe do a little bit of homework yes. So that's how. I draw distinction between the folks. Who really genuinely didn't know and you could tell them their reaction and the people like chris who clearly no don't mind and are greatly annoyed when you do reporting on it. That exposes something. They already knew about reporting chris. Coon sorry about that. Yeah no democrat in their right mind should go to screw every. Lgbtq group in the country should be outraged at any democrat. That supports this group. And so i make that distinction between the two people who did know because there's definitely good progressives who didn't know once we brought this reporting to ro khanna and ted lieu. They immediately pulled out. Because you have to understand. in america. The media did propaganda on in favor of these described for decades. They would constantly show bill clinton and george bush and barack obama and all these people hillary clinton going to the breakfast and like do says nonpartisan. This is nonpartisan and then they do. The breakout rooms where they convince mike lindell to support donald trump and give all his money to massive right wing causes. That's another article a ty t. dot com. That got a lot of attention. Okay and and then they send legislators including democrats abroad to push an lgbt q. Agenda some of them winning some of them unwitting. But now you know you gotta pull out of this group otherwise you're complicit in what they're doing i wanna also direct you to Some of the statements that were made by a by a representative A republican representative back in two thousand nine hundred so this is in ukraine. It's the same event. But it's not twenty twenty one or twenty twenty two thousand nineteen so family inside a representative. Tim walberg tells ukrainian prayer breakfast. Attendees that if he does what god wants regardless of what my constituents think of me the god who i served..
"fbi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"To pretend otherwise would be yet one more insult to the survivors. Listen that was his statement. But i'm personally not buying it because it was under. Fbi director christopher raise leadership that the fbi conducted a sham investigation into the sexual misconduct. Allegations against brad kavanagh. They didn't even interview brooke cavanaugh. In that. four day sham investigation. They didn't interview dr christine. Blasi ford in that sham investigation. They also didn't interview an eyewitness to a sexual misconduct allegation against cavenaugh. Someone who is credible came forward and said hey i was a witness to brett cabin exposing his genitals to another woman then didn't bother to interview that person so for christopher rate is sit there and say this is unacceptable. This will not happen under my leadership. Not buying it. I want to know why they did a sham. Investigation into brad cavanaugh. Who now sits in the united states supreme court so we say let's be fair all the time because it matters of course right and we have to state that because a lot of news stations aren't so when you're looking at christopher rates a complicated situation on the one hand we've had the fbi investigations of domestic terrorism. And here's a trump appointee but generally stood up for democracy not like any sort of brave soldier or anything like that but at least he didn't let trump steamroller on some of the issues but on cavenaugh he was terrible on the larry nassar issue he was. Fbi director at the time. It happened in two thousand fifteen in two thousand sixteen on the other hand. The fbi seems to have an old boys club attitude. Where if it's i mean. Now we have a pattern of if it's sexual assault. Fbi don't go to them. They don't care in fact they'll help to in these two very prominent cases. It appears there helping the perpetrator rather than the victims. And and by the way the there should be also fairness in the blame of who was in charge of the time. Tattered remnant is one of our members and we do the show with you guys and they wrote and just point out this abuse and the failure to investigate it happened under both obama and trump yet so it was late obama and it was all trump but yes it was those guys and that culture at the fbi existed under them throughout this entire. You know it seems like whether it's on a federal level or local level law enforcement that's supposed to protect americans to keep them safe fails over and over and over again fascinating. It's common thread doesn't matter it's on a local level or federal level anyway We gotta take a break when we come back An insane story involving nursing homes drugging there Residents just because they don't wanna spend the money to ensure that they have the staff necessary to give people the care that they need. We've got that.
"fbi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"I blame larry. Nassar also blame an entire system that enabled perpetrated his olympian. Simone biles was one of four athletes who painstakingly described being molested by nasser while competing at the highest level. I was naked completely alone with him. On top of me molesting me for hours. Gold medallist michaela maroney says when she told an fbi investigator what happened. She was met with silence after that minute of silence he asked is that all. Those words in itself was one of the worst moments of this entire process for me. Her case was one of the first to be referred to the fbi in july. Twenty th fifteen but the bureau failed to properly investigate. According to an internal justice department report waiting more than a year before opening up formal probe by then approximately seventy other young athletes had been assaulted by nassar who was later convicted. The fbi and others within both usa g an uso pc knew that nassar molested children and did nothing to restrict his access. Now it's up. It's absolutely disgusting. I wanna give us more details about What the women testified about Baroni recalled speaking with the fbi in the summer of two thousand fifteen and providing extreme detail about nassar's abuse during a nearly three our phone interview. So she's reliving this in a three hour long phone interview but the bureau failed to proceed with an investigation into his alleged misconduct until more than a year. Later as revealed by a blistering inspector general's report in july Maroney said that her interview with the bureau was not even documented until seventeen months later and she accused. The fbi is making entirely false claims about what she told them which you can expect if they're not going to document it after that lengthy phone interview happens right. They're gonna wait seventeen months to document it. of course they're going to get what she said to them wrong and she was livid about it. You know. I was watching the the hearing live. And it was absolutely heartbreaking because here is a a an intelligence agency A law enforcement agency on a federal level. That's supposed to be keeping americans safe and in this case. I mean you don't shake you mentioned earlier. You don't know if it's negligence or if it was a cover up. I don't know how it could be anything other than a cover up to be honest with you. How do you hear this kind of testimony. How do you hear these types of cases and just sit on it for seventeen months right. So i don't know and there's one thing i think they should further investigate which the inspector general has asked them to to i believe so Let me explain so. There's two possibilities the possibility that's lower less likely as anna points that is. This does happen from time to time in all place a work including the fbi. People are of extreme laziness. And they just take a report and they're like us going to be hard to do this case and it involves powerful people. Well just shelve it right and you think. How could it be that countess. You'd be shocked like police that don't go and help people who are being killed and and we can go on and on doctors who do terrible things so there's craziness and laziness in the world so that's a possibility but it does appear that the higher likelihood is this person or two people in in particular Chose not to pursue this which then leads to the bigger question. Why what a weird thing that you hear this harrowing testimony of molestation of young girls sexual assault and and you think. Let me help guy cover that up. Well that's a very curious choice so that makes me think. Is there something in your life. Where you that leads you to have sympathy for that guy. So i don't so they've been fired but they should investigate further and so there should be criminal charges. I i'm just keeping it real obstruction of justice in the very least right i mean come on your part of a law enforcement agency you get these types of allegations and you just sit on it why there should be criminal charges. Getting fired is not enough. By the way there's fbi agents in question. One of them did get fired. The other one retired the july report by horowitz's office harshly criticized the super the supervisory special agent in the fbi indianapolis office now known to be laying men and abbott. So langman got fired. J. abbott the agent in charge of the fbi's indianapolis field office for bungling the nassar case and later lying about it. Abbott retired in two thousand eighteen. So that guy retires. He should face criminal charges and In regard to langman. That's michael ling. Langman christopher wray during his testimony made clear that he got fired but but recently he recently got fired. Not enough for the hearings like that but to be fair. The inspector general report came out right before the hearings. I two weeks before so one of the women who was assaulted was asked on. Cbs about this harrowing. And all that and so i don't mean to dismiss it as all. The details are horrific. And so the reporter asking you trust the system. Do you trust the system. I actually think that that's a really annoying question. That misunderstands the situation. Well it depends on what you mean this system right so we credit. Fbi in the past for breaking up a bunch of domestic terrorist plots. They've actually gotten pretty good at that. And and they for the number of big bombings offer from the right wing but not always from the right wing and no matter where it comes from that saves lives so so we give them credit for that. Then you have the cavenaugh non investigation which is an absolute travesty that we talked about earlier in the show. This is even bigger travesty and seemingly inexplicable and ridiculous so wish part of the fbi are we talking about and then this inspector general report comes out and inspector general report was great and by the way that's also part of the system and hold people accountable and he did. It said they should be fired and they were at least one of them was fired. As you saw the other one retired earlier And and they said you should pursue criminal charges against them so that's his own department within the fbi saying our guy was a bad guy in you should charge it. But what i'm saying goes a little further. You should look into the fbi. Should look into that. Guy's personal life. Like and i don't mean like in some weird way and go find traffic tickets on him or unrelated issues. I mean that is a very curious choice to not investigate such a serious charge about showed horrible situation and now guys the one that that is the fact that it's mostly fury between the time the fbi knew and they investigated it is estimated the nassar molested abused and assaulted sexually seventy other girls. Yeah and so. It's it's not. Hey a little delay. it's not. Hey people are human this no. This is not anywhere near an honest mistake and so there should be criminal Repercussions for those seventy girls and women who had to suffer under nasser because of what These agents did one hundred fifty women. have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against larry nassar. Okay and look. I guess will be fair Christopher ray the fbi director also testified on the same day that the women testified So let's let's hear what he had to say and We'll we'll i want to be crystal clear. The actions and inaction of the fbi employees detailed in this report are totally unacceptable. These individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of a protecting people. They failed to protect young women.
"fbi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"That he that was reportedly offered to investigators by an alleged witness. A witness named max tire an attorney and former classmate of ramirez. That was another woman who had made accusations against cavanaugh. Who reportedly notified senators that he had witnessed and event similar to the one recounted by ramirez. Right so why was that not looked into by the way the pert ramirez that. We're talking about here. Is deborah ramirez. She was a classmate over at yale. She claimed that brett cavanaugh had exposed himself to her. And so we have a witness claiming you know. I saw him do something similar to another person. And why wasn't that person interviewed so we need to know who at the fbi made a decision that we're going to do a sham investigation. That were the allegations of sexual assault. We're going to bury them because we don't care we're gonna make a political decision because we want us right. We are on the supreme court and so we're not going to do the investigation that we were told that we must do. How do you not find that person. How do you not fire that person by the way it looks like it's one person looks like a whole organization on purpose chose not to do their job. It's indisputable even if you're talking to right winger new thing that they did a real investigation if they didn't talk to blasi ford or the witness or cavenaugh you know they didn't do a real investigation in fact you're chuckling about right niagara i know is it a great they allege rape is on now. That's the debate. I used to know what love right. That's right are thinking but no one is thinking. That was a real investigation. It's not possible. Think that yeah exactly all right well to negative. Fbi stores in a row. This one about the larry nassar case. So the senate. Judiciary committee held a hearing to both listen to the testimony of olympic gymnasts. Who had been victims of the sexual misconduct of usa gymnastics. Doctor larry nassar and also the head of the fbi. Christopher ray now why is the fbi involved in this well it turns out that After sev- role olympians had told fbi officials. About what larry nassar had done to them. They didn't take any action. In some cases it took seventeen months for them to even investigate. The claims the first half of wednesday's hearing featured emotional testimony by four elite gymnast. Simone biles michaela maroney alley rice men and also matt maggie nichols who said nasser sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment during his time as a usa gymnastics doctor We have a video showing you some of their testimony. Let's take a quick look at that being here. Today is taking everything. I have tearfully opening up on capitol hill about the abuse. They faced by former team. Doctor larry nassar to clear..
"fbi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Jerks janke antica. Spirit guys Look big show as always fun disaster. It's been a rolled up into a fun little ball here on. Ty t. and we'll roll it down the alley. See what happens all right. Okay and you don't really roll up alley maybe down the lane but anyway made a mood guy so you never know what can happen here at any more anger. Good breakout often does for now. We're in an excellent right casper while the people who should be a little worried in anger today or the fbi not a good day for the fbi. So fbi director. Christopher ray is facing scrutiny over how the agency handled its investigation into the alleged sexual misconduct of supreme court. Justice brad kavanagh now. Of course this investigation took place prior to kavanagh's confirmation. It was supposed to be a week long investigation but it was only four days long and we have some new indicating that there were some pretty important leads or tips that the fbi refused to even look into so The guardian did pretty good reporting on this and they write that at the heart of the new questions that christopher will face later this week when he testifies before the senate judiciary committee is a twenty ten memorandum of understanding. That the fbi has recently said considered the agency's ability to conduct eddie further investigations or allegations of misconduct limited constrain. My bad so it. It constrained their ability to do what. They're literally paid to do which is investigate these types of allegations and other Threats now the fbi was called to investigate again. These allegations that were brought forth by dr christine blasi. Ford there was also another accusation By a another woman And then turns out that when they started doing this investigation. They started getting thousands of tips that they didn't even bother looking into the fbi said that in its letter to two senators said in his letter to senator sheldon whitehouse and christopher coons that the fbi did not have the authority under the twenty ten m you. At the time to unilaterally conduct further investigative activity absent instructions from the requesting entity in other words the fbi has said it would have required explicit instructions from the trump white house to conduct further investigation under the existing twenty ten guidelines on how such investigations ought to be conducted so the guardians like. Oh okay. so you're saying that this twenty ten emo you okay. Memorandum of understanding is what limited you the you had no choice that your hands were tied and so there was a freedom of information act request and through that request. The guardian was able to obtain the details of that ammo. You and here's what we know an examination of the two thousand ten. Mou does not make explicitly clear that the fbi was restricted in terms of how it would conduct its investigation. The mou also does not explicitly state that the white house had the power to set the process parameters on any investigation so this mo does not or does seem to suggest that the white house had some authority to limit the fbi investigation but not to the extent that the fbi is claiming okay And so just to give you an idea again. They wrapped up their investigation in four days. Right and they didn't look into a number of tips about four thousand. Five hundred. Tips came in. They didn't even bother to interview. Dr christine blasi ford. They didn't bother to interview. Brad kavanagh clearly. There were issues with this investigation. No i think it's way worse than that because that just makes no sense it august just thinking about it they congre says hey go investigate cavenaugh and see if he did this thing to christine. Ford the fbi says okay we have a mandate to investigate it but because of vague rules we think it means that we cannot investigate the main people involved with it makes no sense at all then. What congress asked you to investigate if you're not supposed to basically cavenaugh. You're not supposed to talk to them. What do you think they authorize. If you're not allowed to talk to in your opinion christine blasi ford and you never shared that by the way a we found out about it later but at the time of the investigation. They were pretending like they were doing the most thorough investigation anybody's ever seen. Oh my god. We rolled up our slaves and we looked into it and it turns out and got poor guy. Got the all right boy do. We didn't even talk to him or the victim. What did you think they authorized. That should be asked very very clearly but the problem is you know in in washington you never gonna get a clear answer so my point guys. There's no way in the world that if you're an honest actor you wouldn't at least go back to congress the white house or the public and say hey. They told us to investigate then. They told us not to talk to the people involved. That doesn't make any sense. We need help. You're in figuring out what to do. That is a bare bare minimum. You would do if you're an honest actor. So and this is not a situation where it's negligible like in larry nassar case. We're gonna talk about later in the show. Fbi guy just was the laziest person on earth were so actively wanted to cover up sexual harassment for some weird reason right faithfuls sexual molestation assault. You name it right. But in this case negligence doesn't make any sense. They actively chose not to do a real investigation so all the right wingers constantly toe by deep state. Were you at where are you at. Fbi saying i like. I don't mind if that guy a by the way are right wingers. I know trump gets at christopher wray and everybody else involved in the government if they don't if they don't all cases asset every moment of the day but remember there actually right wingers so ray comes in and goes oh a guy wind up maybe attempted rape of a woman to look into that because congress told me to know i'm gonna bury it. I'm going to help to right while you're on the supreme court no matter what happens no somebody a lot of people have to get fired over the fact that they absolutely positively lied didn't do this investigation on purpose and including by the way a key star witness. Eyewitness says yeah. I saw one of allegations not afford but about one of the other ones like we don't care we don't in fact we care so much we don't want you to tell us the story. Let me give the details. Yeah just relax second okay. So that's actually a really important details of the story because ray is likely to face scrutiny On why information that was specific to the allegations of sexual misconduct was not fully explored including evidence..
"fbi" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
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"fbi" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"Yeah absolutely so first of all. We say that is recruiter. If you meet somebody from the fbi we see that as a recruitment opportunity where you find someone that you'd like to work with and learn more about from the organization so for us recruiting is a constant initiative. There are some times of the year where we have bigger recruiting pushes so we operate on a fiscal year cycle. Where the first of october the beginning of each new fiscal year. And when we come to that turn of the fiscal year we look at what the job roles are that will be the most unfilled upcoming so we can concentrate our recruiting efforts on those those job positions. We also look at the calendar year for schools. So you'll see this fall towards the end of the summer early fall recruiting push for interns and what we call. Collegiate hires so looking at those rising seniors who would be great targets for our internship program and then looking at those graduating seniors graduating grad students. Who would be looking at starting with the f. b. i. once they graduate making sure we're getting those opportunities out to them with the rare exception of not having a budget really. You should see the fbi out there and if again you go to fbi. Jobs dot gov. You'll see some continuously open positions that you can apply to. You mentioned something that's near and dear to my heart. Which is the internship program. I eons ago. In ancient times i started my fbi. Career as an honors intern. One summer during law school and it just exposed me to the entire bureau and obviously recruitment process worked and i eventually became an agent. Tell us about the priority focuses right now. What what jobs. And what kind of people are you focused. Wake a laser on Based on critical needs for example. Yeah absolutely these roles probably will not come as much of a surprise. Because i think they're fairly consistent across the f- Public and private sectors. But right now we have a keen focus on technology skills. We are looking for those with a background in cybersecurity In computer programming and computer science in information technology. Those very hard to fill stem skillset. So as i mentioned before we have some physicists some of those more scientific and mathematical focus skill sets are really what we need within the organization whether you are a special agent or if you're one of those other rules we talked about who are supporting special agents in their investigations. We also have a continuous focus on accounting skills and law degrees so those who are pursuing those degrees or those who are currently in those fields looking for a change are those that we're looking to bring into the fbi over the coming year and quite frankly foresee that being a skill set focus area for the next several years and so you mentioned several job descriptions already that really cause people to think beyond the agent position any other roles that you think boy. The average person wouldn't know that the the fbi needs this kind of skill set or has this kind of job posting. Yeah i mean. I don't know if i mentioned this before but auto mechanic you may not think that that is a role that the fbi is looking for but we have a lot of vehicles that are special agents are using to get around. Nurses are another role that we need across all of our field offices and here in headquarters making sure we're supporting those who are going out into the fields. Some of those scientific roles again if you're a biologist or chemist the fbi might not be at the top of your list because we don't appear to be a research space organization but whether it's in the weapons of mass destruction director or down in our laboratory there really amazing opportunities for folks in those fields to leverage those skills so again a very wide range of options that i don't think anyone should think fbi. I don't know if they have a role for me there. I really think you could find something and for those out there who might be thinking boy. I think i'm hesitant to apply because they are going to tell me where i have to live. Or they're gonna move me around. The world. are their jobs where that's not the case or their jobs were an applicant. Say i only want to work here or there. Yeah absolutely so first of all. I always thought of it as a great benefit that the f. b. i. has fifty six field offices around the country and we have seventy plus Legal out sha- officials around the world. So i thought. I saw it as a great opportunity. That hey maybe you could actually go back to your hometown. You don't necessarily have to work in washington. Dc like you might have to for some other federal agencies could be employing you but if you're not someone who is looking to move around if hey you found your dream job in Mcallen texas and that's where you wanted to stay. Most of the roles that are not agent or not intelligence analysts are not subject to being forced to move so you can find a career path for yourself there. If you are more of a city person like me. I grew up on the suburbs of new york city. You can also find yourself a career path in in headquarters here in washington. Dc so there really is the opportunity to have some more freedom and say for those roles though as i mentioned the special agent and the intelligence analysts that are subject to move. In the beginning. You'll be given an opportunity to indicate. Which offices are your offices of preference and so you'll get placed on The needs of the fbi. And also how you do coming out of your training course is there and throughout the rest of your career..
"fbi" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"The fbi your agency released their document two thousand six stating that. This was going to happen. Lowered law poll two thousand and twenty one. Fifteen years later here we are In our homeland security that trying to stonesevent homeland security didn't do enough. I mean these are obviously administration decisions. Not the officers themselves could could not or did not want to do it Fbi didn't do enough law enforcement hasn't done enough digging into their own past or History in record checks of their own individuals. How does this happen. How did this happen. I wanna make sure we're talking about the the the same thing i because i'm talking about the growth or the coming out of the woodwork of of hate groups of domestic terrorism. And i think we we saw it. You know charlottesville we saw with you know in our political movement. You know we. We saw some of the things that were being sad and some of the things that were being ignored. But i do want to make sure and this is not an defense of the fbi. But we've got some serious issues. With domestic terrorism laws that really is not a domestic terrorism violation and being the even the people that are being arrested for the Insurrection in at the capitol are being charged with things that are not. You know straight out domestic terrorism Because it really is not a rest of domestic terrorism law which means that when you see people gathering when you see people talking you know that kind of rhetoric it's difficult to initiate an investigation Because there are so many protections which of course as citizens we wanna make sure that we have those protections and our privacy cannot just be you know Taken for granted and but that the laws are are are antiquated and need to be needed to be fixed. Because these groups are out there and Someone needs to Be able to closely follow and investigate them. I i'm sure you've heard of cohen. Tell pro yes. I mean that was. Yeah those were the issues during you know some of the civil rights movements of of Fbi investigating.
"fbi" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"Schemes or advance fee schemes or business to business. Telemarketing frauds. so i did that for the majority of my career and i loved it. You know the thing about dealing with conman is that They always think that they're the smartest person in the room. And when i walked in you know as they always underestimated may so i kinda. I kinda really enjoyed that What i like to say when people think about you know the type of things i did. And they think about violent crime and all the other kind of more sexy type investigations. I like to say that when you talk about bad guy. Is you know when they when you with a gun. They can still hundreds of dollars with a lie. They can still millions. And so that's why. I enjoy doing the type of cases that i did. Because you know they were major dollar figure Cases so now. After i retired i started this podcast. And it's actually been five years. That i've been doing the podcast. I have two hundred twenty three episodes where i speak with fellow colleagues other retired. Fbi agents about some of the fbi's cases and smaller cases that you've never heard about absolutely that is absolutely fantastic. So let's start at the top here So what made you decide to want to join the fbi. Now that's a great question. Because i don't if i ever really decided to join the i was in new port news. Virginia i'm from from the hampton area. I'm really a an air force brat but my father retired after twenty one years at langley air force space and we were in hampton. And i got a job after college. I went to morgan state. And after college i went back home and i got a job in newport news as a juvenile probation officer working with kids that were you know doing drugs and breaking into houses Prostitution all of that and I really enjoyed the job. But i was really too young. I was in my early twenties right. You know right out of college and trying to keep these kids on the straight and narrow. I was somewhat successful. But i spend a lotta time parenting. Their parents you know and many of the parents had actually been on on juvenile probation. You know when so many of my older colleagues had had their parents on their case loads. And i knew i was gonna burn out. I knew i was going to burn out. I was feeling burned out after three years. And even though. I love the job. And i love the kids that i was working with i. I knew i needed to do something else. I was a psychology major. Definitely using psychology and therapy and training with my kids on my caseload and again with their parents. But i just knew i was gonna burn out. It was such a an emotional job to to work with these troubled kids and again you know coming from troubled home lives and so i started looking around and one day i saw this newsletter..
"fbi" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"I think that. I think she knows that with a gun. They can still a few a few dollars with a lie. They can still million juicy using her professional experiences with scams and schemes to write fiction about greed and often jokes that she can choose reliving her glory days by producing in hosting fbi retired case file review a true crime in history podcast where she interviewed retired. Fbi agents the high profile cases in careers based on her experiences. Fbi spokesperson also debunks misconceptions about the fbi in under contract at a technical as a technical consultant for major tv networks and production companies wanting to create authentic fbi drama in characteristics. A couple books there. And i really really appreciate her coming onto podcasts. We've had a great great conversation talking about obviously law enforcement getting more minorities in law enforcement to state of law enforcement if if there is any tension between law enforcement in fbi agents. Were gonna take a look at all that kind of stuff. So i had great great interview without further ado ladies. Gentlemen here is retired. Fbi agent host of fbi retired case file review. Podcast ladies and gentlemen was jerry williams. Thank you so much for coming. To capitol hunters podcast. I really really appreciate you coming on. appreciate you former. Fbi agent jerry. Williams thank you so much. Thank you for having me. This is This is exciting now to. It's an interesting time for policing and an america. Yeah yeah to say the least right. So i've been reaching out to Obviously a number of former law enforcement current for Law enforcement as well as other other people just to have you know really exciting conversation And i'm gonna give special shout out to my good friends over at the fruit loops pod. Because they were on another podcast that i listen to and they gave me a shot out. And they talked about What other podcasts. They listen to and they mentioned that they listened to your Podcast on so. I'm like okay. Well let me check this out and I checked it out. And i. I was very much impressed and I thought i'd reach out and and so here we are so thanks again for coming. You are the second. Fbi agent of former fbi. agent hat. On i had on larache qui- coy qui- quiet think then. I'm the third. Because i listened to your episode with michael german. Yes absolutely. you're gonna learn how to count. yes absolutely. I always forget about michael german. I actually reached out to him recently. he's going to try to come back on it. I know he's been so busy with this whole white premise. That type of thing. That's going on so definitely want to get into that with you but if you would for us just introduce yourself until the audience this a little bit about yourself. Yeah so again. Is jerry williams. I was in the fbi for twenty six years. I specialized in economic crime. Which are your fraud or ponzi..