The FBI got a phone call warning about the Florida school shooter, but dropped the ball and failed to follow up on the tip, the bureau acknowledged today. It reminds me of how the FBI was aware of the Boston Marathon bombers but failed to take them seriously enough to prevent the attack. Or how the agency was slow to act against the doctor who was molesting Olympic gymnasts.
You'd think all that, along with the other FBI scandal, might be enough to erode the standing or credibility of the Comey-Mueller crew when it comes to their statements about Hillary Clinton's emails or President Trump's campaign and Russia.
A lot of people are starting to doubt the FBI, to judge by the comments thread on our post the other day headlined Trump Proposes Demolishing FBI Headquarters. These commenters aren't reflexively anti-law-enforcement people; in fact, plenty of them voted for Trump, who campaigned defending our men in uniform against the critics of the "Black Lives Matter" movement. But they've lost patience with the FBI.
Somehow people manage to understand the FBI is highly imperfect on a lot of things, but the mainstream press seems to suspend its skepticism entirely when the bureau starts meddling in politics.