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FBI rank and file had confidence in Comey, acting director says
In the News

May 11, 2017
"Frontline FBI agents and analysts had not lost faith in fired FBI Director James Comey’s ability to lead the agency, contrary to the assertion of White House officials, the bureau’s acting director told lawmakers Thursday."


Tag(s): FBI, White House

Trump’s ‘you’re fired’ message to Comey broke this basic rule of management
In the News

May 11, 2017
"There are plenty of big questions about President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey: What does this mean for the investigation into the ties of Trump associates to Russia? How will this affect the likelihood of a special prosecutor being called in? But there's another question — less weighty but still important — that many people have asked since Comey's startling dismissal: Why did it happen this way?"

The Washington Post

Tag(s): agencies, FBI, White House

Elements of FBI Suitability Background Investigations
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January 20, 2016

Breakdown of the parts comprising an FBI background check.

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Tag(s): appointees, appointments, FBI, security clearance

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of Justice and Presidential Candidate Barack Obama Regarding the 2008 Presidential Transition Clearance Adjudication Plan
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October 01, 2008

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the campaign of Barack Obama and the Department of Justice outlining the process to provide security clearances for incoming staff.

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Tag(s): appointments, FBI, security clearance, transition management, historical

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