It was a law enforcement agency that was essentially created by a wannabe dictator, J.Edgar Hoover. They spied on and harassed the civil rights movement. They failed to prevent 9/11, falsely accused a hero, Richard Jewell. And more recently they failed to prevent the January 6th insurrection. Despite the propaganda the FBI is not a good organization. They represent the ruling the class. Their job is to protect power not to protect us:
Then there was the Parkland shooting:
Just as troubling are recent FBI missteps not yet under the IG’s microscope. At 2:31 p.m. on Jan. 5, the FBI’s round-the-clock tip center in West Virginia received a chilling phone call. The caller gave her name and said she was close to the family of an 18-year-old in Parkland, Fla., named Nikolas Cruz. Over 13 minutes, she said Cruz had posted photos of rifles he owned and animals he mutilated and that he wanted “to kill people.” She listed his Instagram accounts and suggested the FBI check for itself, saying she was worried about the thought of his “getting into a school and just shooting the place up,” according to a transcript of the call.
The FBI specialist checked Cruz’s name against a database and found that another tipster had reported 3½ months earlier that a “Nikolas Cruz” posted a comment on his YouTube channel saying, “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.” But neither tip was passed on to the FBI field agents in Miami or local officials in Parkland. After Cruz allegedly killed 17 people with an AR-15 rifle at his old school just six weeks later, the bureau admitted that it had dropped the ball and ordered a full review. “You look at this and say, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,’” says Anderson, the former FBI official.
But maybe worst of all was the FBI’s failure to stop Donald Trump, especially on January 6th. And do I need to mention James Comey?