Trump Administration to shut down special FBI unit that investigates international crimes.

By |2019-02-13T07:41:28-08:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

This is troubling.

Courtesy of Just Security:

A special unit within the Federal Bureau of Investigation that handles war crimes may be shut down imminently, according to officials familiar with the administration’s decision-making process. The FBI’s International Human Rights Unit takes the lead on investigating individuals within the United States who have been accused of committing international crimes, including war crimes, torture, genocide, female genital mutilation, and the recruitment of child soldiers. It also investigates international crimes committed against or by U.S. citizens abroad and enforces immigration statutes that can be invoked against abusers who cannot be prosecuted for their underlying crimes for whatever reason.

The rationale for suddenly scaling back the United States’ commitment to investigating and prosecuting war criminals is unclear.

Yeah, why would the Trump Administration want to arbitrarily do away with an FBI unit that handles international crimes?

Unless there was somebody they were trying to protect that might be guilty of something like that of course. 

Things that make you go hmmm. 

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  1. Beaglemom February 13, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Pretty soon no one will be left at Fox News. They’ll all be imbedded in Don the Con’s administration. It makes a kind of bizarre sense because Fox News is all about “fake news” so why not fill the administration with the perpetrators of fake news? The serious question is how much harm these Fox News guys will do to our system of government? And I fear that they could do a lot of damage.

  2. Anonymous February 13, 2019 at 7:08 am

    I am confused the title of the article talks about the VA and Fox news, the article is about doing away with investigating human rights violations/FBI

    Well no surprise on either, they would have to investigate trump administration for human rights violations because they are putting kids in cages/kiddie prisons.

    • Gryphen February 13, 2019 at 7:45 am

      I apologize.

      I wrote one post only to find that it was from an older article, so I rewrote the post with a new topic but forgot to go back and change the headline.

      The perils of working without an editor.

  3. Michael Chertoff February 13, 2019 at 8:48 am
  4. Anonymous February 13, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Uh huh. I see how it is. I hate to keep repeating myself but putin has his puppet slipping democracy right out from under us. And no one in america blinked because they were fed fodder for so long they couldnt recognize it for what it was. Sigh. Great countries come and go amidst the hitler complex, dont they?

  5. Anonymous in Chicago February 13, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Write or call your US Congresswo(man) and U.S. Senator with your concerns into the proposed elimination of the FBI International Human Rights Unit BEFORE it happens. This is another Putin-puppet move by the Orange Traitor.

  6. Anonymous February 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Is Trump afraid they’ll investigate him for “war crimes” regarding kidnapping the children of asylum seekers and refusing to return them, even when ordered to by Federal judges? Trump is the number one violator of human rights in this country.

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