FBI

The FBI: The Silent Terror Of The Fourth Reich (2/8/2017)

Investigate the FBI (11/14/2016)

"Hoover's "alliance" with President Truman's "strongest political enemies in Congress" also illustrates the inadequacy of schoolbook accounts of the American separation of powers. Rather than the legislative and executive branches checking and balancing each other for the sake of the public, what we find is an agency officially located within the executive but that repeatedly colluded with one of the parties inside the legislature to undermine sitting presidents and plot their electoral defeat. "Hoover knew how to use intelligence" not only to root out potential traitors, but "as an instrument of political warfare" to help red-hunting Republicans give grief to allegedly weak-on-communism Democrats such as Truman. Hoover's back-channelling of sensitive information to Richard Nixon, serving at the time on the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), is only the most famous example of the partisan-political game played by an unaccountable executive-branch bureaucracy that had no constitutional right to spend taxpayers' money to help one party depose the other." From the Guardian's review of Tim Weiner's FBI
Executive branch authorities can access congressional communications in almost undetectable ways without a warrant, just as they can retrieve emails and phone calls made by other citizens. Elected representatives risk disgrace or worse because many can be accused of fund-raising violations or sexual misconduct. Dossiers and blackmail did not go out of fashion with J. Edgar Hoover's death. Hoover's success merely showcased the effectiveness of the tool." Presidential Puppetry: Andrew Kreig
The FBI breached its own internal rules when it spied on campaigners against the Keystone XL pipeline, failing to get approval before it cultivated informants and opened files on individuals protesting against the construction of the pipeline in Texas, documents reveal.  the Guardian (5/12/2015)

FBI granted the right to hack the computers of any suspect running Tor, VPNs or anonymizing software (11/30/2016)

Why Distrust the FBI? Let Us Count the Ways (11/20/2016)

'The FBI is Trumpland': anti-Clinton atmosphere spurred leaking, sources say (11/4/2016)

The FBI Is a Player in the 2016 Election, and the FBI Is out of Control (11/2/2016)

My Lunch With an FBI Whistleblower, Not Yet Out (John Kiriakou, Reader Supported News, 4/11/2016)

The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country (3/2/2016)

Exposed: FBI Surveillance of School of the Americas Watch (11/12/2015)

FBI operating surveillance aircraft over US, planes traced to fake companies (6/2/2015)

Remembering Judi Bari and the FBI Bombing in Oakland (6/1/2015)

The FBI Used the Web’s Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users (12/16/2014)

Rachel Maddow Tries Her Best Not To Call FBI killing Of Ibragim Todashev A Conspiracy (3/23/2014)

FBI calls half of populace with 9/11 doubts potential terrorists (9/19/2013)

FBI Knew About Saudi 9/11 hijacker Ties, But Lied to Protect “National Security” (6/2013)

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy (12/29/2012)

"FBI Raids and the Criminalization of Dissent." By Amy Goodman (9/29/2010)

FBI Spying on the National Lawyers Guild (6/27/2007)

Cointelpro

See also this wikipedia page.

Carnivore

The FBI historically has weighed in on elections and it always leans right. It helped elect Nixon, Reagan and Trump in 2016. It has demonstrated the political danger of the surveillance state.

Connecticut librarians should be congratulated. In spite of a gag order (they could tell no one about it) they heroically challenged the Patriot Act.

A Review of the FBI's Involvement in and Observations of Detainee Interrogations in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq (5/21/2008) A 400 page pdf.

Burglars Who Took On F.B.I. Abandon Shadows (1/7/2014) See the video

Video

Athan Theoharis: The FBI's Massive Illegal Spying Operation in the 1960s

1971 (award winning movie.)

Links

Investigate the FBI & DHS Letter From 131 Civil Society Groups

Defending Dissent Foundation

Green is the New Red

IndyMedia on the FBI

A Review of the FBI's Involvement in and Observations of Detainee Interrogations in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq (5/21/2008) A 400 page pdf.

FBI was out to get freethinking DeVoto

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther

Bibliography

The Terror Factory: Trevor Aronson

Enemies, a History of the FBI: Tim Weiner

Terrorism and the Constitution, Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security: David Cole and James X. Dempsey

Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power: Seth Rosenfeld

First Amendment Felon, The Story of Frank Wilkinson, his 132,000 Page FBI File, and His Epic Fight For Civil Rignts and Liberties: Robert Sherrill

The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI:  Betty L. Medsger  (October 7, 2014)

Subversives: Seth Rosenfeld

Cloak and Gavel: FBI Wiretaps, Bugs, Informers, and the Supreme Court: Alexander Charns

Dangerous Dossiers: Herbert Mitgang

The FBI and the Berrigans: Jack Nelson and Ronald J. Ostrow


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