Column: Ex-FBI Official Mike Mason Says Investigating Cheating Would Be Waste of Time and Money; Better to Re-Administer Test

Mike Mason/fbi photo Michael Mason, a former assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office, retired as the executive assistant director at FBI headquarters in 2007. His column is in response to the Justice Department investigation into whether potentially¬† hundreds of FBI agents cheated on an open book test on a computer they…

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House Passes Bill Reducing Sentencing Disparity With Crack Cocaine

By Glynnesha Taylor ticklethewire.com WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday passed legislation drastically reducing the sentencing disparity between crack and powdered cocaine — a longtime disparity critics saw as unfairly targeting African Americans. Previously, under the 1986 law, a person selling crack got the same sentence as someone selling 100 times the amount of powdered…

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Mueller Says Agents Are Helping in Probe into Leaks of Afghanistan Documents

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III said Wednesday that his agents were assisting the Department of Defense in a controversial leak investigation into the ream of documents that were leaked on the Afghanistan war. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he also acknowledged a Justice Department probe into the…

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Judgment Day For Ex-Illinois Gov Blago

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com It’s judgment day for ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Federal jurors in his public corruption case are expected to get jury instructions on Wednesday and then begin deliberating. Deliberations are likely to take several days and go into next week. In closing arguments, his attorney Sam Adam Jr. portrayed the ex-governor as…

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More Scandal: Justice Dept. Investigating Whether 100s of FBI Agents Cheated on Open Book Test

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com WASHINGTON — There appears to be more scandal in the air relating to allegations of FBI agents cheating on an open book test. The Associated Press is reporting that the Justice Department is investigating whether hundreds of FBI agents cheated on a test on the bureau’s policies about conducting surveillance and…

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