It has not been an excellent year for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with scandals piling up in all corners of their once-tidy home.
Their sheet incompetence has now cost American lives in a precise and direct way, after they were found to have ignored warnings about both Omar Mateen and Nikolas Cruz, a terrorist and a psychopathic spree killer, respectively, who were exposed to the FBI before their rampages.
The bureau then proceeded to immediately sit on their hands for days before finally plugging both ears and shouting “LA LA LA LA LA…” at the top of their lungs.
A person close to Cruz warned the the FBI last month that he had a “desire to kill people” and could carry out a school shooting, the FBI admitted on Friday. The agency failed to act on the tip.
The FBI was also warned about Cruz after he posted on YouTube saying he was going to become a “professional school shooter.” The agency said they couldn’t identify the user who made the threat, despite Cruz posting under his own name.
Five months after the tip about the YouTube comment, and one month after the FBI was alerted that Cruz had a “desire to kill people” and could become a school shooter, the 19-year-old pulled the fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and began shooting his former classmates with his AR-15.
The warnings were equally as poignant with Omar Mateen.
Pulse shooter Omar Mateen, who pledged allegiance to ISIS before killing 49 people at the Orlando nightclub, similarly seemed to have fallen through the cracks. The FBI investigated Mateen twice before the slaughter but ruled him not a threat both times.
Of course, when speaking ill of the FBI, no tirade would be complete without the specter of men such as James Comey and Andrew McCabe – both disgraced former mucky-mucks within the bureau whose time in power will be forever marred in controversy.
In the case of Comey, his termination after failing to press charges against Hillary Clinton was his downfall. When it comes to McCabe, however, the circumstances are even more ridiculous.
Andrew McCabe, onetime acting FBI director, leaked a self-serving story to the press and later lied about it to his boss and federal investigators, prompting a stunning fall from grace that ended in his firing last month, says a bombshell report released Friday by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz, appointed by President Barack Obama, had been reviewing FBI and DOJ actions leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
The report, handed over to Congress on Friday and obtained by Fox News, looked at a leak to The Wall Street Journal about an FBI probe of the Clinton Foundation.
The report says that McCabe authorized the leak and then misled investigators about it, leaking in a way that did not fall under a “public interest” exception.
Here we have the Deep State once again attempting to rewrite the narrative in order to serve themselves a big slice of media pie…and getting caught.