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Comey vs. Trump: The Credibility Illusion

Comey boasts that the FBI "is, and always will be, independent" & then details how he kowtowed to AG Lynch on downplaying Clinton email case — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 9, 2017 Media portrays Comey vs. Trump battle as question of credibility. Why assume either one is trustworthy? — James Bovard (@JimBovard) June 9, 2017 […]

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USA Today: Time to Dethrone the FBI

USA Today, May 11, 2017 Comey firing justly knocks FBI off its pedestal by James Bovard It’s a historically untrustworthy secret organization that needs to live under rule of law. President Trump’s firing of FBI chief James Comey provides a welcome chance to dethrone the FBI from its pinnacle in American politics and life. Last […]

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My Waco Brawl with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (1999)

  Fox News fired superstar host Bill O’Reilly yesterday. O’Reilly and I brawled on Waco in 1999. He had me on his program just after news broke that the FBI had fired pyrotechnic devices into the Davidians’ home before the fire that left 80 people dead. The feds were caught in a heap of lies at that […]

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Dilbert Nails Cell Phone Surveillance

Dilbert has been mocking govt. surveillance of cell phones this week. The FBI-Apple brawl is a hoot – though I am amazed at how many politicians & others still instinctively kowtow to federal intrusions. The government is apparently trustworthy simply because it is a government – regardless of it 7 million prior falsehoods.

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USA TODAY: End Federal Agents’ License to Kill

USA TODAY End Federal Agents License to Kill by James Bovard Do federal agents need a license to kill in order to protect us?  Unfortunately, federal judges are giving law enforcement agents blanket immunity when they shoot Americans while the agents are on the job. It would be difficult to imagine a greater violation of […]

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Ruby Ridge 23rd Anniv. of Federal Killings

Federal killings at Ruby Ridge, Idaho began 23 years ago today. Below are some articles I wrote on this case in 1995. Also included is the counterattack on my Wall Street Journal piece from FBI director Louis Freeh, who claimed that I “grossly mischaracterized” the details of the FBI’s killing of Vicki Weaver. I wonder how much […]

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