Quick reactions to the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate L'Affaire Russe.
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The idea of appointing a partisan political figure of any kind to run the FBI under any circumstances should be unthinkable. In the current moment, it must be understood as nothing less than a dangerous corruption of federal law enforcement.
Two major faults have compromised the FBI’s development. The first is its lack of a defined mission. Second, the Bureau’s conceptualization of national security has not kept pace with the United States’ needs.
There is but one key personnel decision, in the upcoming Trump administration, that is absolutely clear: FBI Director James Comey must remain in place.
Understanding the basic elements of an FBI investigation into a suspected terrorist, and what agents can and cannot do.
The FBI bought a vulnerability to an Apple iPhone, but they didn't buy the technical details. That means they can't disclose them to Apple because they don't have them. And it means I will be eating well ...
The dispute between the FBI and Apple over a dead terrorist’s iPhone comes to an end, but new fights are just around the corner. Why did bombings in Pakistan and Iraq get so little attention compared to the attacks in Brussels? And the Justice Department indicts seven Iranians for allegedly launching cyber attacks on U.S. banks and a dam in New York.
"I'll be back."
What should we make of the FBI’s motion to postpone the hearing while it determines whether a new method for unlocking the iPhone exists? Maybe a lot, in the short term, but maybe very little.