The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s official website couldn’t be any clearer about the purpose of the organisation.
‘The mission of the FBI,’ it reads, ‘is to protect the American people.’
As for the role of its much-vaunted Special Agents, the FBI defines their job as: ‘Staying ahead of the threat through leadership, agility and collaboration.’
Where do those two bold statements of intent sit today, I wonder?
It’s hard to imagine there has even been a worse week for the FBI in its 109-year history.
First, they were forced to admit they spectacularly dropped the ball on the Florida mass shooter.