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Is It Time To Shut Down The FBI?

Once known as the Nation’s premier law enforcement agency, today the Federal Bureau of Investigation is mired in corruption, incompetence, careerism, and brazen political dirty tricks.

There was a brief glimmer of light when Christopher Wray was appointed to replace his corrupt predecessor, Chris FarrellJames Comey, but that light has faded.

Wray has proven himself to be unequal to the task of cleaning up the corruption and careerism that have become endemic at the Bureau’s DC headquarters and his leadership has not resulted in higher standards of competence or focus at the field level where “known wolf” terrorists and psychopaths are routinely ignored until they kill.

The latest example of FBI incompetence – failing to follow-up credible citizen information that Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland, Florida school assassin, had made threats to shoot-up his school and kill law enforcement officials, prompted Florida Governor Rick Scott to demand Director Wray’s resignation or firing.

And in a society where personal responsibility, honor and integrity were still traits of the ruling class Wray would have tendered his resignation after the preventable bloodbath in Florida, but careerism, not honor or integrity is apparently the principle guiding Mr. Wray.

The one good thing that has come out of the revelations about the FBI’s latest display of incompetence is that many serious people are beginning to ask whether the FBI can be saved, or if it is even worth saving.

One of those serious individuals is our friend Christopher J. Farrell, Director of Investigations for Judicial Watch.

Farrell, a former Army intelligence officer specializing in national security matters, unconventional warfare and terrorism appeared on Fox Business with Trish Regan and reviewed the FBI’s recent record of failure.

In Farrell’s view the Bureau has become too politicized as evidenced by the probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and the Russian dossier that may have helped authorities obtain FISA warrants to conduct surveillance on Trump campaign officials.

What is needed said Farrell is the complete abolishment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) beginning with the resignation of its director, Christopher Wray, for failing to protect American citizens.

“There’s a systemic institutional problem. We can walk back to the Tsarnaev brothers where they missed the leads, multiple leads on them. You can go back to Whitey Bulger for that matter. You can go back to existing corruption in El Paso, Texas,” Farrell said.

“I would go back 200 years to the U.S. Marshal Service. I would create a new division for investigation and in about 6-8 months, I would shut the FBI down,” Farrell said during the interview with Trish Regan on FOX Business “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”

The Judicial Watch director said under such a plan, FBI agents would be allowed to apply to a new U.S. Marshal Service investigative unit and once the new investigative branch was up and running the FBI would cease to exist.

“Here’s the problem. If nothing changes, nothing changes,” Farrell said. “There’s gotta be a radical, very penetrating severe examination and you have to turn over some furniture here.”

Chris Farrell is right, and it’s not just at the FBI. When President Trump was elected voters expected that the Swamp would be drained – or at least some effort to drain it would be made. Where a like-minded individual was nominated and confirmed, for example at EPA where Scott Pruitt has been turning over furniture, progress in draining the Swamp has been made.

Unfortunately, at the Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been hobbled by careerist underlings, such as FBI Director Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who have worked harder at protecting their fellow careerists and their institutional turf than they have worked at protecting the American people.

We think Governor Rick Scott and Chris Farrell are right. Director Wray is never going to make the radical changes necessary to reform the agency, so the only answer is Wray’s firing and then to shut down the Bureau and transfer its responsibilities to a new investigative arm of the U.S. Marshall Service.

Please let us know what you think by leaving your comments in the comments section below.

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Don't be stupid. House cleaning yes (at the top). Close down, never.


Ferrell is absolutely correct. Nothing constructive will happen with Wray in power. In fact I doubt very much anything concrete will happen with Sessions running the DOJ. He is a cowardly little piss ant more enamored by the title of A.G. of the US than the requirements of the job. Reconfigure the FBI as he recommends and make damn sure any current FBI agents that apply for the new entity are put through some really serious vetting process. America cannot survive with the situation we now have with the FBI, DOJ and especially the Special Counsel and FISC organization. Both have been corrupted by left leaning careerists.


People are properly concerned that the FBI has strayed from their formerly straight and narrow path. Members of the Bureau have just emerged from 8 years of political interference and control as evidenced by recent events such as the "insurance policy" conspiracy. We don't know whether agents were dissuaded from pursuing red flags about terrorism, whether domestic as in the recent shootings, or from Muslim extremists. We don't know if the locus of any problem is limited to Washington DC.
What we need is a thorough probe by an objective reviewer from bottom to top, especially to the top. A change of leadership may or may not be the answer but if it is, the leader of that investigation had better be ready to be pilloried by the Media and the Dems in Congress.


While revolutionary change is always appealing, it is seldom more efficient or effective than strong disciplined leadership. Change the commanding general of a division and the change in an organization of 22,000 becomes palpable within weeks.

With the right leadership the institutional structures in place at the FBI, not to mention its "Brand" would be irreplaceable assets in abetting quick and effective change.

FBI Field Offices and HQ

As a Tribal Prosecutor for an Indian Tribe, I work with our local FBI field agents on a regular basis. Of the ones who have been here a while (THE SAC here does NOT put up with incompetence), I've never met a more competent, professional, dedicated and patriotic bunch of law enforcement officers. They are as glad as I am to be 2500 miles from Washington DC. The political appointees that infest the DC headquarters and other upper echelons of the organization, however, need to be prosecuted and executed for treason (Go Paul Gosar!), or at least fired. Likewise the Florida field office that ignored the warnings about the school shooter. If Christopher Wray isn't up to the job of cleaning house, he needs to be replaced by someone with a bigger shovel and stronger broom. My first choice for would be Joseph DeGenova, or Andrew McCarthy. Just don't let our emotional reactions sabotage the good work of the good field agents!

FBI corruption

I totally agree with you. If you can just get rid of the top six inches of scum, the rest would be just fine. The trouble seems to be that no one including Jeff Sessions had the balls to do the job.President Trump is hamstrung when he has to tell Ronenstein to do an investigation of the Fla. shooting because that is just asking the problem to investigate itself and it won't work. Rosenstein first needs to be fired along with several others and then do the investigation. Then something might be done.

Shut Down the FBI?

Accountability is a great principle, and one that we should pursue, yet we must temper it with reason.
- Americans rightly seek accountability for this lapse, motivated to prevent a tragedy like the one at the Parkland school. Who would disagree with preventing it?!
- But we can understand this better, by also understanding that Americans WANT the FBI to conduct the information-gathering AND FOLLOW-UP based on the intelligence they had in this situation -- as an organization like the FBI has the resources to do.
- Pursue and fix the underlying lapse at the FBI -- at the appropriate levels. If that's based on systemic lapses directly attributable to Director Wray, take action against him.
- Also pursue and fix the underlying failures at the local level, where they failed to act on what the community knew, as necessary to prevent the tragedy.

shut down the FBI, make totally new department. Fire them all

Maybe further back than:*What about the killings in FL night club. The Democrats, and even then Atty Lynch, new what was going on. So, the FBI knew things never revealed. Excused the shooter.
*Iheard rumors that the FBI KNEW more about the Nevada horror shooting than admitting. No real investigation, WHY?.
*Then they did admit they dropped the ball after 17 Precious children and teachers were slaughtered. THE FBI IS TOTALLY CORRUPT.. The Liberal Democrats, and B. Obama helped total infiltration. Many should be in PRISON (Including B. Obama) and others fired or even arrested for traitorous actions... MAJOR inditing . Rosenthal was in with the Liberal Democrats, Mueller should be fired by Congress, possibly indited himself. He was connected with the Russian purchase of US uraniumk,the Clintons were tied in with it and all should be indited, even John McClain was involved. Get them all. And ATTY Jeff Sessions needs all the real help he can get. From Conservative Americans and President Trump

is the fbi complicit?

The story is 'they dropped the ball' on so many instances of shooters murdering people of all age groups.

On the other hand, how do we KNOW that instead of 'dropping the ball' they didn't follow up, contact and GROOM the shooter and teach him the best methods to use?

The BATF has been complicit in providing guns that were used to murder people on both sides of the border.

The fbi was on hand at Ruby Ridge, Waco, the Bundy Standoff in Nevada, the murder of Lavoy Finicum in Oregon.

Any 'investigations' are performed to ensure any evidence that shows guilt of any agents is gone forever.

Create new “FBI”

A new premier investigative agency to replace the current politicized FBI is sorely needed; but doing so will require considerable leadership to make it happen. Our nation is so divided that any effort to make such a provocative change will be met with resistance from the entrenched Dems who are responsible for our nation’s malaise. More conservatives are needed in our Senate and Congress in order to steamroll the Dems “resistance”. Our nation will only recover and return to a values based society once we are rid of the secular progressive cancer of “Obamanaion”.