07 octombrie 2021

FBI should be wary of attorney general's directive on school board threats


It may come as a surprise to many Americans, but the FBI does not have to follow Department of Justice (DOJ) dictates in every case. The attorney general, as a Cabinet member, largely will hew to the policy agenda of the presidential administration he or she serves. The DOJ is supposed to be rigid in the application of law but it will, without question, amplify or downplay priorities in enforcement according to the political goals of the administration in power. By contrast, the FBI, in design [...]