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residue69 18 points ago +18 / -0

Someone call me out if you think I'm spamming this, but the FBI is not Scully and Mulder.

Blackmail was always the FBI's purpose.

Full text of "J. Edgar Hoover - G-Man In A G-String"

Hoover clung to power for almost 50 years as America's secret police chief, maintaining his position largely through the voluminous files he accumulated on the peccadilloes of prominent politicians: financial, sexual, and criminal.

Anyone remember Filegate?

The White House FBI files controversy of the Clinton Administration, often referred to as Filegate,[1] arose in June 1996 around improper access in 1993 and 1994 to FBI security-clearance documents. Craig Livingstone, director of the White House's Office of Personnel Security, improperly requested, and received from the FBI, background reports concerning several hundred individuals without asking permission. The revelations provoked a strong political and press reaction because many of the files covered White House employees from previous Republican administrations, including top presidential advisors. Under criticism, Livingstone resigned from his position. Allegations were made that senior White House figures, including First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, may have requested and read the files for political purposes, and that the First Lady had authorized the hiring of the underqualified Livingstone.

MAGA_JUICE 13 points ago +14 / -1

That's one instance. Hoover made data a currency. Silicon Valley revolutionized how its collected. The global power structure is made up of various groups that have blackmail operations.

Today these commies want to make anonymous information public with ID's and control what they deem is right. They will reward those who drink the kool-aid with a social credit score.

residue69 7 points ago +7 / -0

I like to point out that Hoover did this with boots on the ground. Mail had to be intercepted, opened and notes made. Wiretaps required actual wires be tapped, recordings made, listened to and documented.

Agents today have it easy. Perhaps that's why they seem to be so sloppy.

MAGA_JUICE 2 points ago +3 / -1

Very true and he had access to US mail to keep tabs of who received what. They definately were decentralized. The advantage they had was the speed of information and leaks. Today the only challenge I see is speed of info, various 3rd party comms and channels. I know they us HAM often to communicate in code. Or that's what I've read with Cartels. Bruce Orrs wife is a certified HAM operator as well. Imagine that?