Its constant abuses, of which Michael Flynn is only the latest, show what a failed Progressive Era institution it really is.
Former FBI Director James Comey speaks at Harvard Kennedy School on February 24, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
Fittingly, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was founded by a grandnephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte, during the Progressive Era. Bonaparte was a Harvard-educated crusader. As the FBI’s official history states, “Many progressives, including (Teddy) Roosevelt, believed that the federal government’s guiding hand was necessary to foster justice in an industrial society.”
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