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Bogged Down by Bureaucrats?

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In his new book, Secrets of the FBI, Ronald Kessler reveals that bureaucracy is bogging down the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to a report from Newsmax.com, Arthur M. “Art” Cummings II, an agent who headed counterterrorism and counterintelligence missions, a number of dedicated operators are being frustrated by bureaucrats.

For instance, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has grown to over 1,500 personnel, when it had been originally intended to only have several hundred. Many of those ODNI employees have not provided much, according to Cummings.

Cummings also provided a number of details about the interrogation and investigation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to bomb Flight 253 on Christmas Day, 2009. One of the revelations was that Abdulmutallab clammed up after the first hour, and that agents spent five weeks trying to get him to talk again.