Investigating the FBI

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Under J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI enjoyed a reputation beyond reproach. Today, the world's most powerful law enforcement agency is reeling over scandals involving Russian spying, Ruby Ridge, and Waco, not to mention missing documents, lost guns and stolen computers. In the aftermath of such highly publicized and humiliating blunders, the agency faces demands for improved management and expanded oversight from politicians of both parties. We hear from critics and defenders, inside and outside the agency, whether the FBI can clean up its own house and restore credibility.
  • Newsmaker: Climate Conference Concludes Ministers of key industrial powers reached a comprehensive environmental agreement today in Bonn, Germany. Elizabeth Blunt, of the BBC World Service, has more on the just concluded climate conference and the historic accord, remarkable for its potential impact as well as for the absence of the US as a signatory.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Indonesia's Change in Leadership - Indonesia's National Assembly has unanimously voted out that country's first elected president in 44 years, and installed Vice President Megawati Sukarnoputri in his place. Eileen Prusher, of The Christian Science Monitor, has more on waning support of Abdurrakman Wahid and the raging diplomatic power struggle.

BBC World Service

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Office of US Attorney General

Office of the US Inspector General

Senate Bill 1065 (Inspector General Act)

Senate Bill 1074 (FBI Review Commission)

US Department of Justice

The Christian Science Monitor



Warren Olney