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On This Day — President Clinton Fires FBI Director (July 19 1993) [2021]

“We cannot have a leadership vacuum at an agency as important to the United States as the FBI. It is time that this difficult chapter in the agency’s history is brought to a close.” President Bill Clinton — White House … Continue reading

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60 Years Ago — Hounded by the FBI, Nobel Prize Ernest Hemingway Ends His Life (July 2, 1961)

“The FBI’s surveillance substantially contributed to his anguish and his suicide.” A. E. Hotchner — Hemingway’s friend and collaborator over the last 13 years of his life July 2 2021 — On October 28 1954, the Nobel Prize in Literature … Continue reading

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Belgium — Bpost CEO Investigated by FBI [UPDATE : Belgian Security Services Company and Three Former Executives Indicted for Bid Rigging on U.S. Department of Defense Contracts]

“According to the most recent report of  the Council of Europe anti-corruption group, Belgium is close to the bottom of the class in terms of preventing corruption among legislators, judges and prosecutors. An Ernst & Young 2019 study indicates that … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago — FBI Robert Hanssen Is Arrested (February 18 2001) [On This Day– Hanssen is sentenced to life in prison without parole. (May 10 2002)]

“F.B.I. officials knew as far back as the mid-1980’s that Robert P. Hanssen, the longtime agent and convicted Russian spy, had repeatedly mishandled classified data and violated procedures but did nothing to prompt an investigation, a Justice Department report released … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King (January 15 1929 – Assassinated April 4 1968) [The FBI Suicide Letter]

“The debate over how much the government should know about our private lives has never been more heated. Should intelligence agencies be able to sweep our email, read our texts, track our phone calls, locate us by GPS? Much of … Continue reading

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April Fool — Beware: FBI has no sense of humor… [UPDATE — NETFLIX : The Trial of the Chicago 7]

“You would think those [FBI] idiots would understand that [April Fool] letter. They are really nuts.” William M. Kunstler — US most famous civil‐rights attorney April 1 2021 — In its 1970 April Fool’s issue, The Spectator — Columbia University’s … Continue reading

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April Fool — Beware: FBI has no sense of humor…

“You would think those [FBI] idiots would understand that [April Fool] letter. They are really nuts.” William M. Kunstler — US most famous civil‐rights attorney April 1 2021 — In its 1970 April Fool’s issue, The Spectator — Columbia University’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Jokes — The Differences Between the FBI and the CIA?

“The competing messages, according to officials in attendance, also reflect cultural differences between the FBI and the CIA. The bureau, true to its law enforcement roots, wants facts and tangible evidence to prove something beyond all reasonable doubt. The CIA … Continue reading

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On This Day — Former FBI Robert A. Levinson Vanishes in Iran (March 9 2007) [White House : “We hold Iran accountable for his abduction, detention, and probable death.”]

“We share our deepest sympathy with his family which has suffered from his absence for over a decade. We will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again. Iran committed to cooperating with the United States to assist us … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago — FBI Robert Hanssen Is Arrested (February 18 2001)

“F.B.I. officials knew as far back as the mid-1980’s that Robert P. Hanssen, the longtime agent and convicted Russian spy, had repeatedly mishandled classified data and violated procedures but did nothing to prompt an investigation, a Justice Department report released … Continue reading

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