Another FBI Story

 

Anming Hu is on trial in Knoxville as one of the Chinese academics accused of hanky-panky by the FBI. Most of the ones I’ve read seemed to be slam-dunk cases, but this one has all the marks of the FBI I have come to know and loathe in recent times.

Quoting from Knox News:

FBI Agent Kujtim Sadiku admitted last week in an ongoing trial in Knoxville that federal agents:

  • Falsely accused former UTK associate professor Dr. Anming Hu of being a Chinese spy.
  • Falsely implicated him as an operative for the Chinese military in meetings with Hu’s bosses
  • Used false information to put Hu on the federal no-fly list.
  • Spurred U.S. customs agents to seize Hu’s computer and phone and spread word throughout the international research community that Hu was poison.
  • Used false information to justify putting a team of agents to spy on Hu and his son, a freshman at UTK, for nearly two years.
  • Used false information to press Hu to become a spy for the U.S. government.

You’ll have to read the whole thing to appreciate the full display of competence on the part of the FBI agent in the case. (Hint: you may not find any.)

So now my priors assuming the FBI is default corrupt have gone up.

 

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  1. Chuck Thatcher
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    Tried to read the article but they require me to unblock my ad blocker.

    So, question: (I haven’t followed the case) If they lied then, why should I believe them now?  

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  2. Flicker Coolidge
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    No, the FBI would never do anything underhanded or illegal.  (I can’t believe this is the second time I’ve typed this on two different posts in less than 12 hours.)

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  3. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    I heard a report mentioning that FBI Director Christopher Wray stated the FBI needs triple the number of agents that they now have.  I wonder what they’re going to do with all that manpower?

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  4. KevinKrisher Coolidge
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    I am alarmed at the growing threat of hanky-panky. If unchecked, it could escalate to hijinks and perhaps, ultimately, even shenanigans.

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  5. GLDIII Temporarily Essential Reagan
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    @GLDIII

    Perhaps it is time to defund the FBI, and leave the law enforcement to the states. Harder to politicize the 50 individual states, plus it allows us to vote with our feet more effectively,

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  6. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    GLDIII Temporarily Essential (View Comment):

    Perhaps it is time to defund the FBI, and leave the law enforcement to the states. Harder to politicize the 50 individual states, plus it allows us to vote with out feet more effectively,

    I wouldn’t mind seeing it but I think the states would run into that thing called the “Supremacy Clause” (Since the FBI is charged with enforcing Federal Law). I think the Dims are already trotting that out against the Governor of Texas as he threatens to put up his own wall on the Texas-Mexico border.

    Funny how the Liberals hated the FBI in the 70s; now they absolutely love it.

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  7. Randy Webster Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I heard a report mentioning that FBI Director Christopher Wray stated the FBI needs triple the number of agents that they now have. I wonder what they’re going to do with all that manpower?

    Harass more people.

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  8. Chuck Thatcher
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I heard a report mentioning that FBI Director Christopher Wray stated the FBI needs triple the number of agents that they now have. I wonder what they’re going to do with all that manpower?

    Harass more people.

    Confiscate guns.

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  9. Headedwest Coolidge
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    Chuck (View Comment):

    Tried to read the article but they require me to unblock my ad blocker.

    So, question: (I haven’t followed the case) If they lied then, why should I believe them now?

    I was able to read it in Safari. Sometimes you can get a browser to render a blocked page by asking for “reader mode”. Other times you can upload it to printfriendly.com and make a PDF of the story.

    But to your direct question, I would at this point assume that every word out of the FBI peoples’ mouths is a lie, including “and” and “the”.

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  10. Flicker Coolidge
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    Headedwest (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Tried to read the article but they require me to unblock my ad blocker.

    So, question: (I haven’t followed the case) If they lied then, why should I believe them now?

    I was able to read it in Safari. Sometimes you can get a browser to render a blocked page by asking for “reader mode”. Other times you can upload it to printfriendly.com and make a PDF of the story.

    But to your direct question, I would at this point assume that every word out of the FBI peoples’ mouths is a lie, including “and” and “the”.

    Or they’re interchangeably wrong 80% of the time.  Just to keep you on your toes.

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  11. navyjag Lincoln
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    There might be a solution, or partial solution, Crab.  Ishmael Jones (the Human Factor) and I were debating who screwed up the most allowing 9/11 to happen over beers in San Fran about 10 years ago..  He thought it was his former pals in the CIA. I argued it was the FBI: Special Agent Williams in Phoenix reporting on the Arab flight students taking lessons but now worrying about how to land, the FBI lawyer in Minneapolis (who I met) trying to get in the 20th jihadi’s personal computer to no avail.  Our consensus was neither agency was very good about identifying real security threats. So turn it over to the military (DIA).  Sounds like the Chinese defector re; Covid had the same idea. 

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  12. dukenaltum Coolidge
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    A Federal Bureau of Investigation and a Central Intelligence Agency were never good ideas. 

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  13. Ontheleftcoast Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I heard a report mentioning that FBI Director Christopher Wray stated the FBI needs triple the number of agents that they now have. I wonder what they’re going to do with all that manpower?

    Investigate all those dangerous white supremacists, of course.

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  14. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I heard a report mentioning that FBI Director Christopher Wray stated the FBI needs triple the number of agents that they now have. I wonder what they’re going to do with all that manpower?

    Mow the White House lawn.

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  15. Unsk Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I heard a report mentioning that FBI Director Christopher Wray stated the FBI needs triple the number of agents that they now have. I wonder what they’re going to do with all that manpower?

    Harass more people.

    Confiscate guns.

    As our Supreme Leader Stalinist Joe Biden would say:

    Oh C’mon Guys!

    There are extremely dangerous “Domestic Terrorists” lurking nearly around every corner which need to rooted out and destroyed for the sake of Joe’s government.  Why they are “spreading disformation” about COVID, the Wuhan Lab, the Election Results, the Vaccines, the Armed Insurrection and much, much more. This spread of disinformation could seriously undermine the workings of our current White House. It must be destroyed. Why it’s a national security threat! There are actually many of these terrorists commenting here and in fact I see one I think in the mirror every morning. OMG! In my own house! What am I to do?

    Rooting out all these Domestic Terrorists is surely  a massive  and oh-so necessary job  so it’s probable that  the sainted and always incredibly honest Christopher Wray may even need ten times the agents he has now to get the job done!

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