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Do we need to destroy the FBI in order to save it?

Published by American thinker

By Thomas Lifson

The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seen on the floor at the FBI’s Washington field office in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 13, 2014. The FBI joined Malaysia’s inquiry into the missing jet as authorities sought to retrieve deleted data on a computer flight simulator belonging to the planeÃs pilot. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Saving a diseased bureaucracy is a huge challenge.  When that agency works in secrecy and has fearsome retaliatory powers, it can be a nightmare.  

The extent of the publicly visible bias, corruption, and incompetence at the FBI has created a crisis of confidence in the agency long held to be America’s premier law enforcement organ.  The sixth and seventh directors in the Bureau’s history – close friends Robert Mueller and James Comey – may have wrecked it over the combined 16 years they led it with their politicization of the top ranks and presumed salting of the bureaucracy with allies.

So what does one do with an agency that gone so far astray as the FBI appears to have gone?  Is reform possible under the existing organizational framework?

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