Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones has sent a letter to President Donald Trump outlining concerns about the credibility of the FBI and its director, Christopher Wray.
In the letter dated today, Jones questions the respect the FBI has for the U.S Constitution and says it’s his belief some responsibilities of the FBI need to be reallocated to the U.S. Marshals to balance power.
Jones said he does not want anyone to believe he thinks FBI employees are not hard-working, ethical, law enforcement personnel. He said the leaders of the special agents lost their way, and he is concerned with their ability to evaluate conflicting information in an unbiased manner.
“It is with great concern that over the past four years I have watched the uncovering of biasness, missteps and questionable behavior made by members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” Jones wrote to Trump.
“Be it intentionally or otherwise, numerous renditions of this ever-changing saga have surfaced, and most recently Director Wray admits that he ‘deeply regrets’ FISA court errors in the Trump-Russia probe. Let me remind you, we are not talking about any old investigation into criminal wrongdoing. This is spying on American citizens, specifically, a campaign manager of a candidate for presidency of the United States of America.”
Jones said it is time to “rethink the role of the FBI.”
“The FBI originated from a force of Special Agents created in 1908 by then Attorney General Charles Bonaparte. It is well documented that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was responsible for creating the dynasty that is now the FBI, and this is not the first time the FBI has been accused of meddling in presidential affairs,” Jones wrote.
“The offices of the United States Marshals was created by the first Congress in the Judicial Act of 1789. It is time to consider reallocating some responsibilities to the Marshals thereby balancing the investigative power of the FBI and pulling back the curtain of the all-powerful Wizard.”
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