The Intercept has become one of the only pubs that actually does real investigative reporting without the need to pander for money like the rags we see on TV pushing insufferable pundits on us instead of talking about real issues like this piece on the FBI, an agency, like the NSA, that wields power beyond words as seen in the Intercept piece, The FBI's Secret Rules.
President Trump has inherited a vast domestic intelligence agency with extraordinary secret powers. A cache of documents offers a rare window into the FBI’s quiet expansion since 9/11.
After the famous Church Committee hearings in the 1970s exposed the FBI’s wild overreach, reforms were enacted to protect civil liberties. But in recent years, the bureau has substantially revised those rules with very little public scrutiny. That’s why The Intercept is publishing this special package of articles based on three internal FBI manuals that we exclusively obtained.
These stories illuminate how the FBI views its authority to assess terrorism suspects, recruit informants, spy on university organizations, infiltrate online chat rooms, peer through the walls of private homes, and more.
It's a long read, check it out as it's the right thing to do.