Florida Gov. Rick Scott Calls for FBI Chief’s Resignation: Failure to Act Against School Shooter is ‘Unacceptable’

Florida governor Rick Scott is demanding the resignation of FBI director Chris Wray in light of the news that the bureau didn’t follow protocol when the learned of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter’s troubling behavior. The FBI has admitted that someone called their Public Access Line last month and told them about several warning signs that the perpetrator could commit a violent act. Scott’s office released a statement saying that the FBI’s failure to act upon this tip was an “unacceptable” error that led to the deaths of 17 people and the injury of others.
“We constantly promote ‘see something, say something,’ and a courageous person did just that to the FBI. And the FBI failed to act. ‘See something, say something’ is an incredibly important tool and people must have confidence in the follow through from law enforcement. The FBI director needs to resign.”

FBI Admits ‘Protocols Were Not Followed’ After Receiving Jan. 5 Tip On Florida Shooting Suspect

In what CNN’s John Berman called a “stunning admission,” the FBI has said that someone close to Nikolas Cruz, the Florida shooter, called the FBI Public Access Line to report concerning behavior from Cruz and that protocol was not followed to alert higher authorities. The person who called the line reported Cruz’s ownership of a gun, his erratic behavior, disturbing social media posts, and the potentiality of him conducting a school shooting, according to a statement released by the FBI. “We are still investigating the facts,” FBI director Christopher Wray said in the statement. “We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy.” If protocol was observed, the information provided by the caller would have been considered a potential threat to life and forwarded to the FBI Miami field office. This was not done Continue reading "FBI Admits ‘Protocols Were Not Followed’ After Receiving Jan. 5 Tip On Florida Shooting Suspect"

Kellyanne Conway: FBI Agents Were ‘Sexting Each Other About This Investigation’

Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox & Friends Thursday morning to offer her thoughts on the latest revelations of text messages exchanged between the two FBI agents and paramours Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. Ainsley Earhardt asked the White House adviser about the latest message dump, which contained one text in which Page told Strzok that President Barack Obama wanted to be briefed on their investigations. “It is very concerning to see two people sexting each other about this investigation,” Conway said of the two agents — before quickly correcting herself. “I mean texting each other about this investigation, on and on.” Now, it has not yet been reported that Page and Strzok were exchanging texts of a sexual nature, so either Conway knows something we don’t — or perhaps had something salacious on her mind at 7 a.m. before traveling to the National Prayer Breakfast. Watch above, via Continue reading "Kellyanne Conway: FBI Agents Were ‘Sexting Each Other About This Investigation’"

Samantha Bee Skewers FBI For Racist Policies: ‘They Fit Right in to the Trump Administration’

Samantha Bee is at it again tonight in full force, tackling issues of race and discrimination in the government. After a brief interlude in which she suggested that President Donald Trump was left alone with the Nunes memo and that he “fucked the memo, [and] had the memo spank him with a smaller version of the memo,” (referring, of course, to a rumor about Stormy Daniels that Trump wanted her to spank him with a copy of Forbes), Bee moved on to eviscerating the FBI over the treatment of Christopher Daniels. Daniels has been in federal custody since December and was “reportedly the FBI’s first arrest under its brand new terror threat designation, ‘black identity extremist.'” “What is a black identity extremist and why is the FBI targeting them? No one is quite sure, least of all the people in charge of the FBI,” Bee said, cutting to Continue reading "Samantha Bee Skewers FBI For Racist Policies: ‘They Fit Right in to the Trump Administration’"

Obama Text from FBI Agent Hyped by Fox News Reportedly Was Not About Clinton Probe

So if you’ve been plugged into the news today, you may have seen the news of more Peter StrzokLisa Page texts being released. The text getting the most attention is the one reading, “potus wants to know everything we’re doing,” referring to then-President Barack Obama. Fox News’ report this morning noted, “According to a newly released Senate report, this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.” This is the text exchange in question: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Chairman Ron Johnson released all the texts along with the committee’s report this morning, which had this to say about that particular exchange:
On September 2, 2016, Page wrote about preparing talking points for [FBI] Director [James] Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” This text raises additional questions about the type and extent of Continue reading "Obama Text from FBI Agent Hyped by Fox News Reportedly Was Not About Clinton Probe"

New Texts Between FBI Agent Lovers Released: Obama ‘Wants to Know Everything We’re Doing’

In newly surfaced text messages between the two lovers and FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, it seems President Barack Obama asked to receive updates on as the agency’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email scandal developed. The specific text in question, as reported by Fox News, is dated September 2, 2016 and involves Page texting Strzok — who worked on the investigation into Clinton — for updates regarding a report as “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” The exchange was apparently about “preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama.” “According to a newly released Senate report,” Fox News reported, “this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.” While this text is sure to add fuel to Republicans and conservative media declaring insidious bias on behalf of the FBI, this message does not Continue reading "New Texts Between FBI Agent Lovers Released: Obama ‘Wants to Know Everything We’re Doing’"

Biden Slams Trump’s Attacks on the FBI: ‘Doing Everything That Putin Ever Wanted’

Former VP Joe Biden called President Trump “a joke” in responding to his remarks yesterday suggesting Democrats not clapping for him at the State of the Union was “treason.” Biden sat down with Chris Cuomo for a lengthy interview airing tonight, but in a preview clip released this afternoon by CNN, Biden sounds off on Trump’s attacks on the FBI. He’s appalled by how Trump is trying to “discredit” the DOJ and FBI, saying, “What do you think they’re thinking in Moscow? This is doing everything that Putin ever wanted. Sowing doubt about whether or not our justice system is fair, sowing doubt about whether or not there is anything remotely consistent with our constitution––it’s just a disaster.” Biden told Cuomo he Continue reading "Biden Slams Trump’s Attacks on the FBI: ‘Doing Everything That Putin Ever Wanted’"