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    FBI and CIA Independence

    Should the Justice Department and Intelligence organizations, such as the FBI and the CIA have some sort of internal organization that elects its own leaders to better shield these organizations from politics?

    I'm thinking yes, but interested in your thoughts as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Should the Justice Department and Intelligence organizations, such as the FBI and the CIA have some sort of internal organization that elects its own leaders to better shield these organizations from politics?

    I'm thinking yes, but interested in your thoughts as well.
    Aren't most all of their employees Civil Servants protected by the Civil Service Rules?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Should the Justice Department and Intelligence organizations, such as the FBI and the CIA have some sort of internal organization that elects its own leaders to better shield these organizations from politics?

    I'm thinking yes, but interested in your thoughts as well.

    Yeah. The spooks should have their own independent isolated power structure.

    What could go wrong....??
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    I think the problem with that would be that the Constitution has three branches of the government and all departments have to be under one of the branches or a de facto fourth branch would be created.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Should the Justice Department and Intelligence organizations, such as the FBI and the CIA have some sort of internal organization that elects its own leaders to better shield these organizations from politics?

    I'm thinking yes, but interested in your thoughts as well.
    Internal politics vs. external politics. You're just trading one form of influence for another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Should the Justice Department and Intelligence organizations, such as the FBI and the CIA have some sort of internal organization that elects its own leaders to better shield these organizations from politics?

    I'm thinking yes, but interested in your thoughts as well.
    In a word, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Internal politics vs. external politics. You're just trading one form of influence for another.
    Took the words right out of my keyboard!
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    Stop electing Republicans to positions of power and the problem disappears.
    (Dems just steal money and have sex scandals.......no threat to our Republic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Should the Justice Department and Intelligence organizations, such as the FBI and the CIA have some sort of internal organization that elects its own leaders to better shield these organizations from politics?

    I'm thinking yes, but interested in your thoughts as well.
    Haven't you heard? They HAVE such an organization right now. It's called "B613." (At least it was at the point I stopped watching Scandal ...)

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    I'm just glad the thread title typo has been corrected.

    We need some bit of legitimacy.

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