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2018-02-02 -Lurid Crime Tales-
White House worried FBI director could quit over Nunes memo release
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-02 00:42|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6464 views ]  Top

#1 Fire the SOB this afternoon and escort him from the building! He's obviously part of the problem.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-02 00:49||   2018-02-02 00:49|| Front Page Top

#2 Publish, and see that happens.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-02-02 05:57||   2018-02-02 05:57|| Front Page Top

#3 Don't let the door bump your rear on the way out.
Posted by U. Slirt7126 2018-02-02 09:15||   2018-02-02 09:15|| Front Page Top

#4 Setting the stage for Trey G to take over...
Posted by 49 Pan 2018-02-02 10:16||   2018-02-02 10:16|| Front Page Top

#5 "Worried'? I thought that was part of the plan?

Release The Kraken Memo!
Posted by Raj 2018-02-02 10:30||   2018-02-02 10:30|| Front Page Top

#6 "one source familiar with the matter said."

So, anonymous sources admit he hasn't actually threatened to resign. but things that effectively protect the Democrats anyway? Funny that.
Posted by rjschwarz 2018-02-02 10:35||   2018-02-02 10:35|| Front Page Top

#7 What, me worry?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2018-02-02 14:34||   2018-02-02 14:34|| Front Page Top

#8 CNN walked this story back. So I am walking my butt bump comment back as well.

Why Trump's FBI head Christopher Wray urged withholding the Nunes memo

The first thing Wray must do is avoid the trap of taking any actions that could be successfully contested. Even though the executive levels of the FBI do not enjoy civil service protections, they have promoted and placed staff allies with those protections at critical organizational positions. Those allies can slow walk desired actions, bottle up critical information (that can set-up the CEO for embarrsment and failure), and resist him in countless ways that will not be discovered for a long time, if ever.In order to combat these moles, Wray's principal counter-weapon has to be the mainstream FBI professionals, the ones who genuinely are committed to truth, justice and the American way, the ones who are embarrassed and appalled at what they have seen of the corruption. They are the ones who can spot the “resistance” forces, call out their activities, and counteract their politicization. There are a lot of long knives that start to be unsheated when careers are imperiled.

The most important weapon in mobilizing these allies is the powerful culture of the FBI, a culture that sustains the dedication expected of FBI professionals. He has to reinforce the positive aspects of that culture and turn them to the goals he and President Trump hold: removing politics from their operations and uncovering the abuses that have taken place since the poltiicization of the Obama years.

One of the foundations of the FBI’s organizational culture ever since founder J. Edgar Hoover’s days has been the imperative to avoid embarrassing the Bureau. Since uncovering corruption inevitably will embarrass the FBI, it is important that Wray establish the principle that only provable misconduct will be revealed and then punished. He must be seen not as a wrecking ball, but as someone who will restore the FBI’s standing and win back public trust by being totally honest, while protecting innocents from false accusations.

In this context, his reported urging of redaction of names in the Nunes memo can be seen as an effort to protect the good guys, not shield the bad guys. Don’t forget The Nunes memo is not the last word, for the Horowitz Inspector General’s report is going to be issued in a matter of weeks. Any shielding at this point is a short term act.

The task ahead for Wray includes moving moles out of their critical positions, firing those that can be fired for misconduct (a long and difficult process), and moving and de-fanging the others, while moving allies into positions where they can do the nitty gritty of cleaning up the messes. Those allies have to know that he has their back. An FBI Director who seemed eager to jump the gun and embarrass the agency without due process might have a much tougher time persuading people down the organization chart to take some career risks to help his reforms along over the opposition of powerful entrenched opponents currently in positions to retaliate against them.

Posted by U. Slirt7126 2018-02-02 15:59||   2018-02-02 15:59|| Front Page Top

#9 I hear that Little Diomede Island, Alaska is 55 miles from Russia. I think that the entire 7th floor of the FBI HQ should be transferred to a field-hut on Little Diomede to better investigate Russian collusion.
Posted by U. Slirt7126 2018-02-02 18:12||   2018-02-02 18:12|| Front Page Top

#10 You have to admit, seeing lefties and journalists running around screaming that "We MUST trust the FBI and CIA" is quite a hoot...
Posted by M. Murcek 2018-02-02 19:13||   2018-02-02 19:13|| Front Page Top

#11 LOL
Posted by Matt 2018-02-02 19:24||   2018-02-02 19:24|| Front Page Top

#12 Little Diomede Island doesn't even have running water but it's not to bad.
Alaska Paul described some of the small Aleutian islands that have population and water but are among the most uncomfortable spots he has ever visited.
That island is Atka.
Posted by 3dc 2018-02-02 19:48||   2018-02-02 19:48|| Front Page Top

Posted by 3dc 2018-02-02 19:50||   2018-02-02 19:50|| Front Page Top


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Posted by 3dc 2018-02-02 19:58||   2018-02-02 19:58|| Front Page Top

#15 In order to combat these moles, Wray's principal counter-weapon has to be the mainstream FBI professionals, the ones who genuinely are committed to truth, justice and the American way, the ones who are embarrassed and appalled at what they have seen of the corruption.

Is there any evidence these people exist? In a hierarchical organization, culture flows from the top down. You may believe X, but if the guys at the top say Y, then Y it is, at least until the day you have finally had enough and quit.

There is evidence that the FBI crime lab is either incompetent or corrupt. Is that an anomaly or part of the organization's DNA. I would like to believe the FBI is populated with people "who are embarrassed and appalled at what they have seen of the corruption", but I wouldn't bet money on it. And that saddens me.
Posted by SteveS 2018-02-02 20:24||   2018-02-02 20:24|| Front Page Top

#16 Steve S.
I watched Laura Ingraham recently. She stated that when DOJ/FBI announced that it had "lost" the Strozok text messages, her switchboard lit up with all the rank and file FBI agents calling in saying that that was not possible.

96 out of 100 are like you and me; the 4% is on the 7th floor.

A guy I knew didn't re-up for the Navy and left his commission to take less money working for the Secret Service protecting the president. There are good eggs out there who are being badly led.
Posted by U. Slirt7126 2018-02-02 20:46||   2018-02-02 20:46|| Front Page Top

#17 3dc,
I admit that I was going for proximity to Russia figuring that it couldn't be good. The AF has Thule so I figured that DOJ/FBI could do with an analog. :-)
Posted by U. Slirt7126 2018-02-02 20:54||   2018-02-02 20:54|| Front Page Top

#18 Atka is just as West as Little Diomede Island.
in google maps
Posted by 3dc 2018-02-02 21:54||   2018-02-02 21:54|| Front Page Top

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