Robert Mueller Running Amok Again

March 7, 2008
FBI Director’s Failures Exposed In Congress Again

March 6. 2008

Robert Mueller: your FBI file is this thick:

Yesterday, I visited the FBI’s web site and read the transcript of a speech by its director Robert Mueller that was delivered in Congress. Boy, that’s 10 minutes of my life I’ll never get back (shakes head). It’s amazing that someone can say so much and accomplish so little.

He touted all the things he has the FBI working on – the arrests of wannabe terrorists and all they are doing to combat fraud.

Robert Mueller: we are this close to stopping Patriot Act privacy abuses

Yet, all I could think was you let 9/11 happen through negligence, you keep catching wannabe terrorists who aren’t the real deal, you blew a tip on the mortgage crisis that has severely harmed millions of Americans when you could have stopped it, violated the Constitution via illegally spying on citizens and wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on a computer system for the agency that still isn’t working properly.

Robert Mueller: 1 the number of brain cells I have left

In spite of his loquacious roundabout speech, it doesn’t appear the Senate Judiciary Committee was impressed either. Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee (D-Vt.):

“Everybody wants to stop terrorists. But we also, though, as Americans, we believe in our privacy rights and we want those protected. There has to be a better chain of command for this. You cannot just have an FBI agent who decides he’d like to obtain Americans’ records, bank records or anything else and do it just because they want to…The confidence and credibility of the FBI has also taken a hit as the bureau seeks to exploit increasingly potent technologies.

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