Trump Reportedly Wants to Be Handcuffed During Potential Arrest to Look Strong
Former President Trump told his advisors he wants his potential arrest to be a “spectacle” that includes handcuffs and a “perp walk.”
Susan Ferensic to Lead FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
Susan Ferensic has been named assistant director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) at FBI headquarters.
Judge Says Special Counsel Made Convincing Case That Trump Misled His Attorneys in Classified Documents Case
The special counsel team investigating Donald Trump convinced a judge that the former president knowingly and deliberately misled his attorneys in furtherance of a crime connected to classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
DEA Warns about New Potent Drug Combination That Is Causing Increase in Overdoses
The DEA issued an alert about an emerging public safety threat – fentanyl mixed with xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer that has been involved in an increasing number of overdoses.
4 Oath Keeper Members Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Obstruct Congress
Four members of the Oath Keepers were convicted of conspiring to obstruct the work of Congress on Monday for their role in the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol.
FBI Arrests Undocumented Migrant Accused of Biting Border Patrol Officer
The FBI arrested a 19-year-old Venezuelan national who is accused of biting a Border Patrol officer and drawing blood in a detention cell in El Paso, Texas, the bureau said in a news release Monday.
‘Bump Stocks’ Used in Las Vegas Massacre Are Now Being Sold in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana
By Allan Lengel You might recall in October 2017, Stephen Paddock killed nearly 60 people and wounded hundreds of others during a country music festival in Las Vegas. Paddock, who later killed himself in a hotel room, had 22 semi-automatic rifles and 14 of them were equipped with bump stocks, which essentially allow guns to fire…
Politico: Lawsuit Exposed an FBI Legal Counsel Office Riddled With ‘Dysfunction, Turf Wars, Mismanagement and paranoia.”
By Allan Lengel A gender discrimination trial in D.C. federal court portrayed the FBI’s legal counsel office as very troubled. Politico characterized the allegations about the legal office during trial as a “hotbed of dysfunction, turf wars, mismanagement and paranoia.” The publication writes: “A federal jury ultimately sided with the FBI, but not before a…
Law Enforcement Prepares for Potential Unrest After Trump Says He’ll Be Arrested This Week
Former President Trump said Saturday that he expects to be arrested as early as Tuesday over the Justice Department’s investigation into a hush money scheme involving Stormy Daniels.
FBI, DOJ Investigating TikTok After Employees Spied on Journalists
The FBI and Justice Department are investigating TikTok over allegations that employees spied on journalists who were covering the video-sharing company.
Secret Service Officer Acquitted of Raping ATF Agent in Hotel Room
A Secret Service officer charged with raping a female ATF agent was acquitted Thursday.
Arizona Man Sentenced to Nearly 15 Years in Prison for Shooting at FBI Office And Agent
A 40-year-old Arizona man who fired numerous shots at the FBI’s Phoenix Office and an agent in April 2020 was sentenced to nearly 15 years in prison, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Stormy Daniels Meets with Prosecutors to Discuss Trump’s Role in Hush Money
Stormy Daniels, the porn star who alleges she had an affair with former President Trump, met Wednesday with prosecutors who are investigating a hush money payment she received ahead of the 2016 election.
Florida Man Charged with Attempting to Murder ATF Agents During High Speed Chase
A Florida man accused of opening fire at ATF agents and police officers during a high-speed chase in January 2022 has been charged with armed robbery, armed carjacking and attempting to murder federal agents, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Saddam Hussein Knew I was a Lebanese Christian Immediately, Says Ex-FBI Agent Who Interrogated Him
By Allan Lengel FBI agent George Piro says panic set in when he got a phone call from the bureau on Christmas Eve in 2003 saying that he’d been picked to interrogate Saddam Hussein on behalf of the FBI. “It was terrifying to know that now I was going to be interrogating somebody that was…
Greg Stejskal served as an FBI agent for 31 years and retired as resident agent in charge of the Ann Arbor office.
Allan Lengel, editor of ticklethewire.com, is a veteran journalist who has covered law enforcement at major publications including the Washington Post and the Detroit News.
Ross Parker was chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit for 8 years and worked as an AUSA for 28 in that office. He is the author of the book “Carving Out the Rule of Law: The History of the United States Attorney’s Office in Eastern Michigan 1815–2008″.