The FBI is not on the top of the ‘Most Popular Federal Agencies’ list these days.
And after the shooting in Florida this week, the FBI is under the microscope once again.
Director Chris Wray admitted culpability and apologized in a public letter after it was revealed the FBI had been given a tip that Nikolas Cruz was a potential shooter.
But the FBI did precisely nothing with that tip, and now 17 innocent people are dead.
Wray’s apology wasn’t enough for Florida Gov. Rick Scott who has very publicly called for Wray’s resignation.
What’s more, Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for a congressional investigation of the FBI (because one can never have too many investigations of the FBI).
So far, 2018 isn’t shaping up to be a banner year for the bureau.
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
The FBI failed to follow proper protocols after a person close to Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz called the FBI tipline to warn that Cruz had a “desire to kill people” and could carry out a school shooting, the agency said in a statement on Friday.
The agency failed to act on the tip, which came a little over a month before Cruz killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida high school this week.
“We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public. It’s up to all Americans to be vigilant, and when members of the public contact us with concerns, we must act properly and quickly,” said FBI Director Chris Wray.