FBI agents are following the example of the Justice Department’s career prosecutors. The FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) contacted Vice President Biden, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Senate Judiciary Committee to voice their objections.
The FBI’s beef is with the selection of Debo Adegbile as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. The FBI Agents Association’s opposition is based on the way in which Adegbile defended, and led the cheers for, cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
The problem isn’t that Adegbile defended Abu-Jamal. The problem, as Bill Otis explains, is that Adegbile led a street campaign to denounce the policeman Abu-Jamal killed, Officer Daniel Faulkner, and the police in general, as an occupying fascist army.
Sadly, the Committee approved the Adegbile nomination 10-8 in a straight party-line vote.
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