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MP3 FBI’s Latest Outrages on Scott Horton Show

My old friend Scott Horton and I had fun jibing the FBI for its recent pratfalls, outrages, and cover-ups on his show.   These are hard times for J. Edgar Hoover’s boys and it will likely get worse. We talked about the Inspector General report on the FBI misconduct & other mysteries in the Clinton email […]

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MP3 of My Knoxville Radio Interview on FBI Investigation & Cover-up

I had a lively chat this morning with Knoxville’s 92.3 FM’s Nick Crawford and Mr. Henry on the ongoing investigations of FBI abuses in the Clinton email scandal (spurred by this USA Today oped). Some Republicans have slammed Inspector General Michael Horowitz, claiming that his report failed to deliver. I disagree with some of his […]

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USA Today: Inspector General Report Shows Secrecy Threatens Democracy

USA TODAY, June 15, 2018 Inspector general’s report on FBI and Clinton’s emails shows secrecy threatens democracy James Bovard, Opinion columnist The 500-page inspector general’s report released Thursday reveals how unjustified secrecy and poor decisions helped ravage the credibility of both Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the FBI. Yesterday’s Inspector General report on the FBI’s […]

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The Hill: A Politically Weaponized FBI is Plenty Dangerous

The Hill, June 13, 2018 A politically weaponized FBI is nothing new, but plenty dangerous by James Bovard The Justice Department Inspector General is expected to release on Thursday its report on alleged FBI misconduct during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump supporters and opponents are already pre-spinning the report to vindicate or undercut the president. […]

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James Comey’s Forgotten Rescue of Bush-Era Torture Regime

Mises Institute, May 1, 2018 James Comey’s Forgotten Rescue of Bush-Era Torture by James Bovard In Washington, writing emails is “close enough for government work” to convey sainthood. “Here I stand, I can do no other,” James Comey told President George W. Bush in 2004 when Bush pressured Comey – who was then Deputy Attorney […]

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FFF: Bundy Ranch Case Explains Distrust of Washington

Future of Freedom Foundation The Bundy Ranch Case Explains Westerners’ Distrust of Washington by James Bovard April 30, 2018 The Justice Department was caught in January in another high-profile travesty of due process. On December 20, federal judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and others after prosecutors […]

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The Hill: Comey’s Forgotten Lies as FBI Chief

 The Hill, April 20, 2018 Comey’s book tour is all about ‘truth’ — but his FBI tenure, not so much by James Bovard In his ABC interview last Sunday, former FBI chief James Comey boasted endlessly of his devotion to truth, which he said “has to be central to our lives.” Touting his role in bringing […]

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