Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – In pursuit

May 12, 2011

Osama bin Laden is gone, but plenty of questions remain about how the al Qaeda leader evaded an intense decade-long manhunt that ended in a dramatic U.S. raid on a house in Pakistan.

Wanted: New FBI director ‘ready to go’

April 26, 2011

The search for a new FBI director is under way, and Attorney General Eric Holder wants someone “ready to go” to fill some large shoes.

FBI latest computer overhaul has more glitches

November 10, 2009

The FBI’s trouble-plagued, long-running effort to put in place a new computer system has hit a few more glitches.MARKETS-CHINA-STOCKS/

FBI discussed advising Saddam Hussein of legal rights, decided no

November 2, 2009

Much has been made over the past few months by some Republicans in Congress about whether terrorism suspects arrested overseas by U.S. military forces must be read their legal rights and the answer has been largely no.IRAQ-SADDAM/

FBI stresses that it gets along with NYPD

September 30, 2009

When U.S. law enforcement authorities launched a series of raids in New York City that culminated in the arrest of an Afghan-born airport shuttle driver (Najibullah Zazi) for an alleged bombing plot, there was a fair bit of speculation afterward questioning whether the FBI or the New York Police Department bungled the investigation by acting too early.

FBI gives warm and fuzzy welcome to Obama

April 28, 2009

The Obama effect was in full force again.

This time an appearance by President Barack Obama had G-Men fainting and the normally stoic director of the FBI handing out teddy bears.