The FBI’s credibility has been challenged by President Trump and members of Congress in recent months.
Its former director, James Comey, admitted handing over government documents to a member of the public to trigger appointment of a special counsel. Comey’s deputy, Andrew McCabe, was investigating Hillary Clinton’s email scandal while McCabe’s wife’s political campaign was receiving financial donations from her associates. Several agents had to be removed from another project because of their open political bias. And evidence suggests that agents used a politically funded hit piece on Trump as a legal document to obtain search warrants from a secret court.
Now a report from the Justice Department’s inspector general finds that the bureau was not transparent about its technical capabilities before suing Apple to unlock an encrypted iPhone.
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