Skip to comments.Flashback/Vanity: Comey on the Need to Oversee the F.B.I.
Posted on 02/07/2018 10:36:31 AM PST by TigerClaws
Authored by James Comey on the subject of FBI's surveilance of MLK, Jr.:
Its also the reason why I now require every new analyst and agent in training to take a course dedicated to the FBIs interactions with Dr. King.
In my office I have one of those big old desks, and so that I dont ruin it, it has glass on the top of it. In the right-hand corner, under the glass, theres a single piece of paper. Its from October of 1963 and its a memo from J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the FBIIm the sevenththe first director of the FBI to the Attorney General, Robert Kennedy.
And the memo asked for permission to bug Dr. Kingto wiretap him. Its five sentences long and it is utterly devoid of factual content. It simply asserts theres a communist influence in the racial situation. Theres no date limitation. Theres no geographic limitation. It simply says we need to wiretap this guy.
Director Hoover signed the request, Bobby Kennedy signed the approval, and it was done. But heres the hard part. I have no doubt that those two men believed they were doing the right thing. They were certain the cause was just and certain that their facts were right. And in the absence of constraint and oversight, there was nobody to tell them otherwise.
I dont keep that piece of history under the glass on the corner my desk because Im trying to send some message criticizing Kennedy or criticizing Hoover. Its bigger than that, actually.
I keep it there in that spot to remind me of what we in the FBI are responsible for and what we as humans are capable of, and why it is vital that power be overseen, be constrained, be checked.
But of course, Comey thinks that President Trump is too dangerous to be president, so he wanted to be the hero to “resist” in the name of Hillary and all that’s sacred to the Left. We need arrests, trials and punishment for every official who participated in this coup attempt to overthrow an election of a president that the Left hated.
Was there not a picture of Dr. King sitting in a classroom in the Soviet Union?
Well said. Comey writes and delivers a good speech. It's a pity he is such a narcissist that he can not take his own advice. I won't shed a tear when he pays the price for his criminal behavior.-
Comey is an egg or two shy of a dozen.
Haha Post it over of Cardinal Comey’s twitter page.
Hoover used to bring over to LBJ selected highlights of tape recordings of MLK’s extramarital romps, and the two would listen together.
The MLK FBI report was released in the last few months. Interesting reading.
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