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The FBI has long been a part of the security for the
by John Ashcroft

The FBI has long been a part of the security for the
nation's banks because bank robberies have been a priority.
- John Ashcroft

I don't play full court anymore.
I just play half-court.
- John Ashcroft

The way the terrorist is trained to operate,
especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment
and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those
who would prevent the crime.
- John Ashcroft

If necessity is the mother of invention,
it's the father of cooperation.
And we're cooperating like never before.
- John Ashcroft

 

Reasonable regulations regarding the ownership of weapons are appropriate.
- John Ashcroft

It's a different world.
- John Ashcroft

The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say 'well done'.
- John Ashcroft

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The path we have chosen is constitutional.
- John Ashcroft

People who commit crimes should be responsible for those crimes.
It doesn't matter whether they're priests or ministers or atheists.
- John Ashcroft

Nothing remains great without a capacity to change
and to accommodate the conditions of a changing world.
- John Ashcroft

All of us want to have meaning in our lives and want
to feel like we're doing something that makes a difference.
I believe we're doing that in the Justice Department.
- John Ashcroft

There is no priority higher than the prevention of terrorism.
- John Ashcroft

We've got a major problem in our culture,
as it relates to the Internet and pornography and child pornography.
- John Ashcroft

What we learned on September 11 is that the unthinkable
is now thinkable in the world.
- John Ashcroft

The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we
recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we
gather information in the United States.
- John Ashcroft

An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look
for sites that instruct people how to make bombs.
- John Ashcroft

The Internet provides very serious challenges to our
ability to keep from children the kinds of things that are destructive to them.
- John Ashcroft

We need to strengthen our analytic capacity in Washington,
we need to centralize the anti-terrorism effort.
- John Ashcroft

Prior to September 11, we thought the world beyond
our shores was one world of risk and the world in our
continent was another world of risk.
- John Ashcroft

Agents need to be free to pursue investigations in ways that they haven't.
There have been restraints that a reformed FBI needs
to make sure we don't impose.
- John Ashcroft

We've got to understand that the whole nature of the
way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed.
- John Ashcroft

It doesn't help to wait until something happens and
then prosecute the offenders,
especially if it's the idea of the offender to extinguish
himself in the commission of the crime.
- John Ashcroft

The Patriot Act allows and provides a basis for an exchange of information.
- John Ashcroft

Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any
law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution.
- John Ashcroft

We have to think outside the box, inside the Constitution,
find ways to do things that will elevate our security,
reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack.
- John Ashcroft

The FBI.
is a massive culture.
It's been a culture that served America well,
and it's been focused on prosecution.
But what we need in terms of terrorism is prevention.
- John Ashcroft

The new rule says that the FBI has the right to go
to public places on the same terms and conditions as
other members of the public for counter-terrorism purposes.
- John Ashcroft

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

The FBI has had a history of sex discrimination complaints brought against it,
as well as race discrimination.
- Anita Hill

When we had highly sensitive information,
the DNA on the dress, that was held within our office and the FBI.
There was no dissemination of that information.
- Kenneth Starr

And Louis Freeh was a completely dysfunctional FBI Director,
who was actually waging his own private war against
the Clinton Administration.
- Sidney Blumenthal

During my work there I came across some very significant
issues that I started reporting in December of 2001
to the mid-level management within the FBI.
- Sibel Edmonds

This drama between Dean and Ehrlichman took place while
I was trying to give the contents to the FBI.
- Fred F. Fielding

In the United States, it's the mandate of the FBI to
gather information relating to terrorism,
go out and collect it, to do the interviews,
to do the investigative work.
- Robert Mueller

I got as much information as I could,
so I wouldn't look stupid, but this is a post 9/11
world and there's only so much you can do with the
FBI in terms of research.
- Aaron Eckhart

We need spies that look like their targets,
CIA officers who speak the dialects terrorists use,
and FBI agents who can speak to Muslim women who might be intimidated by men.
- Jane Harman

The FBI has always supported big business and big government.
- Leonard Peltier

Good FBI officers are not noticeable.
You would never look at them.
- Ridley Scott

Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations
on what should be done with its information,
it becomes a Gestapo.
- J. Edgar Hoover

We cannot let our respect for the FBI blind us from
the fact the FBI has sometimes come up short of our expectations.
- Orrin Hatch

I only knew a few people, literally a handful of people,
al of whom had been in the Party long before I was,
all of whom were known by the FBI and were known to the Committee.
- Edward Dmytryk

I never initiated nor did the FBI ever initiate any
conversation or correspondence with me.
- John Sherman Cooper

About five, six FBI agents walked into the courthouse and arrested me.
They said I was being arrested for distribution of
information related to explosives over the Internet.
- Sherman Austin

They're - FBI agents are some of the finest people
you'll find anyplace in the country or the world.
And I'm lucky to have the opportunity to work with them.
- Robert Mueller

I didn't know the organization, but the one thing you can say about the FBI,
it's tremendously professional.
- Robert Mueller

I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to
act in cases of oral-genital intimacy,
unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.
- J. Edgar Hoover

I think every actor wants to be an FBI or cop at one point.
- Aaron Eckhart

The FBI's principal priority right now is protecting
the United States against another terrorist attack.
- Robert Mueller

At one point, I actually, ironically,
thought I might go into criminology and work with the FBI.
- Monica Lewinsky

The FBI, to its credit in a self-serving sort of way,
rejects the routine use of the polygraph on its own people.
- Aldrich Ames

I expect VA's inspector general and the FBI to work
closely together so that we can identify and eliminate
the flaws that allowed this leak and prosecute any criminal acts.
- Steve Buyer

I was a prosecutor and an FBI agent for many,
many years.
- Louis Freeh

What I had later learned was that the FBI knew I was
going to New York a couple days after the raid.
- Sherman Austin

But we had - I think if you look at law enforcement 10 years ago,
if you look at the challenges, the FBI was focused
excessively on what was happening in the United States.
- Robert Mueller

In fact, I had previously helped train one of the FBI
agents who searched my apartment.
- Steven Hatfill

When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things.
He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs.
I thought it was just one of those great lines.
- Beck

I think among the retired FBI agents there are some
who would not like to see him come back,
but I think the people running the FBI now are interested in catching him.
- Howie Carr

The original judgment of the FBI, the Secret Service,
and the CIA was that there were three shots.
I don't think that convinced us except as a statement by people,
many of them who were familiar with ballistics.
This question troubled me greatly.
- John Sherman Cooper

I know when I was here prosecuting homicides in the District of Columbia,
one of the most effective units here was the cold case squad,
which had on it FBI agents, as well as Metropolitan
Police Department homicide detectives working together.
- Robert Mueller

In recent years, anyone in the government,
certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA,
or recently, in again, Clint's film,
In the Line of Fire,
the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president.
- Charlton Heston

This is not the first time that Mexican authorities
have handed over an Arab from a country with known
Al Qaeda connections to a local sheriff across the border.
FBI picks them up and disappears.
- John Culberson

It was a good 15 or 20 years before anyone at Rand
would be in the same room with me.
They didn't want the question raised,
'What's your relationship with Daniel Ellsberg?' And
not one of them wrote me a letter because they didn't
want a letter of theirs to show up in my trash -
which the FBI had been going through.
- Daniel Ellsberg

Also, with information having just come out at the
time about J. Edgar Hoover's electronic surveillance
of Dr. King, it gave greater weight to the statements
of those persons who were alleging involvement of the FBI.
- Louis Stokes

In due course, following an additional debriefing,
the FBI confirmed to me and to my former counsel,
Tom Carter, that I was not a suspect in this case.
I assumed that my involvement in the investigation was over.
- Steven Hatfill

And so every one of us in the FBI, I don't care if
it's a file clerk someplace or an agent there or a computer specialist,
understands that our main mission is to protect the
public from another September 11,
another terrorist attack.
- Robert Mueller

Not that I want the current president killed.
I will, for the record and for the FBI agent assigned
to read this and make sure I mean no harm,
clearly state that while I am obsessed with death,
I am against it.
- Sarah Vowell

I was concerned about who he would put in there as
FBI director because he had expressed antipathy for the FBI,
for the director.
I was going to stay there and make sure that he couldn't replace me.
- Louis Freeh

While I was in jail, they handcuffed me and took me to a backroom,
where a detective from the FBI and a Secret Service agent were,
and they interrogated me for about three or four hours.
- Sherman Austin

Asked at the hearing why she hadn't pressed the FBI
more closely about what it knew,
or didn't know, about domestic terrorist threats,
Rice acted as though the question was an odd one:
it wasn't her job.
Well, in retrospect, it was and now certainly is.
- Howard Fineman

A significant number of pages and sentences that the
administration wants to keep in a classified status
have already been released publicly,
some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.
- Bob Graham

The politicians of New York have everything that is
necessary to make proper decisions and they will have
to live with what happens afterwards.
The worst scenario is the politicians covering their
eyes and turning it over to the FBI.
- Tom Hayden


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