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FBI news and analysis from The Nation
July 13, 2021
Athan Theoharis Revealed J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets
The preeminent FBI historian who helped expose the longtime FBI director’s secrets and crude, cruel, and murderous tactics died on July 3.
March 17, 2021
It’s Time to Investigate the FBI—for Its Deep-Fake Kavanaugh Investigation
While most Democrats seem resigned to Kavanaugh's presence on the Supreme Court, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is pushing to keep the case against him alive.
January 25, 2021
The Justice System Is Going Too Easy on the White Insurrectionists
The Biden administration will be judged by how seriously it prosecutes the white supremacists who tried to overturn the election.
August 28, 2020
US Law Enforcement’s Warrior Complex Is on Full Display in the Streets—and in Leaked Documents
Hacked documents from the early weeks of the ongoing protest movement illustrate one of Black Lives Matter’s central observations: Policing in the United States functions as a military occupation.
July 17, 2020
Donald Trump Is Living Proof of Osama bin Laden’s Success
The US’s militarized and nationalist response to 9/11 has accelerated the decline of the American empire.
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July 2, 2020
ICE Just Became Even Less Transparent
The new classification protects the identity of officials from public disclosure.
June 2, 2020
The FBI Finds ‘No Intel Indicating Antifa Involvement’ in Sunday’s Violence
Trump wants to designate antifa a terrorist organization, despite lack of authority and evidence of wrongdoing.
December 11, 2019
William Barr’s Partisan Smears Hide a Real FBI Scandal
The attorney general fosters a conspiracy theory, while the real abuse of the surveillance state goes unchallenged.
October 28, 2019
Uncovering Russiagate’s Origins Could Prevent Future Scandals
There are legitimate grounds to probe the intelligence officials behind the all-consuming Trump-Russia affair.
September 16, 2019
How to Fight Brett Kavanaugh
Removing a Supreme Court justice is nearly impossible—but Democrats can still weaken his power.