The Federal Bureau of Investigation, more commonly known as the FBI, is one division of the United States Justice Department. Initially founded in 1908, J. Edgar Hoover served as its director from 1924 until he died in 1972.
Hoover was apparently something of a sociopath who kept files on politicians and VIPs. Hoover reportedly even blackmailed them if they tried to prune the FBI's turf or budget – or even simply criticize it. Hoover's reputed homosexuality and long-term living arrangement with the FBI's number two man has been the subject of books and movies as has been his predilection for gambling, which apparently led him to deny the existence of the US/Italian mafia for decades.
The most important disservice that Hoover did for America was to give it its very own secret police. In the 21st century, a noxious brew of Anglo-American propaganda has perverted the missions of all the secret service agencies in the Anglosphere. The FBI apparently spends a good deal of time setting up phony terrorism entrapments and generally dealing with terrorist issues that are neither relevant to most people's safety nor valid from a law enforcement standpoint.
It is a large and growing organization that has spread its reach about the world. There are reportedly approximately 10,000 to 11,000 agents located throughout its various divisions. They aid in the collection of information in civil cases, while investigating matters of criminal law within the United States. The FBI is an organization founded to provide internal security within the United States, though their reach has spread beyond that in the 21st century.
With an annual budget of some $8 billion, 56 field offices and an office within the US embassy of each country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursues its franchise to vigorously "defend the country against terrorism, political corruption, organized crime and violent criminal activity."
Today, this mission is seen as questionable by the FBI's growing legion of critics. There is so much obvious information available that 9/11 did not occur as stated in the official version that the FBI has forfeited any credibility it might have from an institutional standpoint. Not only has the FBI not investigated obvious contradictions as regards 9/11, it also has been caught lying about the facts of the attack, and has come under similar scrutiny for its failed investigation into the Anthrax murders.
There is no constitutional mandate for the FBI. Nonetheless, like a cancer this agency has metastacized not only in America but throughout the world, the idea being that the FBI will enforce American laws no matter how trivial or Draconian and will enforce America's taxing authority around the world. The theory is that citizens are actually wards of the state and that once one is born in America, one can never escape the power of its laws or its taxing authority.
Today, citizens of the United States are butting up against the federal government with regard to their potential loss of personal freedom. There are more Presidential Mandates than ever before in the history of the Republic and the FBI stands ready to enforce every jot and tittle of the illegitimate American judicial and congressional system. American citizens need safety to be sure, but in this case, they need to be kept safe FROM the FBI.