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Under the reorganization, the FBI will form a new National Security Service that will include counterintelligence, counterterrorism and intelligence divisions
The FBI is effectively being taken over by a spymaster who reports directly to the White House." Edgar went on to say, "It's alarming that the same person who oversees foreign spying will now oversee domestic spying."
The CIA oversees foreign spying, not the FBI. I mean come one people, it's clearly outlined on the CIA website.
Would they lie about such a think?...don't answer that, Im joking.
Seriously tho, I thought spying overseas is the responsibility of the CIA, not the FBI. Not that the FBI does not have thier share, but you know what I mean....the CIA heads it up. Anyone know?
President Bush names the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte, to be the first national intelligence director. The post involves oversight of 15 agencies including the CIA. In a White House ceremony, the president said the director will play a key role in waging the war on terror.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush granted the new national intelligence chief expanded power over the FBI on Wednesday and ordered dozens of other spy agency changes as the White House heeded a presidential commission that condemned the intelligence community for failures in Iraq and elsewhere.
But almost as soon as the details were unveiled, the White House was defending itself against suggestions that the moves were simply adding more bureaucracy without making changes that could have prevented misjudgments like those made on Iraq.
"It's an unfair characterization to say it's simply a restructuring," said Bush's homeland security adviser, Frances Fragos Townsend, who led the 90-day review of the recommendations from the president's commission on weapons of mass destruction. "It's a fundamental strengthening of our intelligence capabilities."
Originally posted by AWingAndASigh
I think the concern is that Negroponte will have too much power over what goes on at the National Security Service within the FBI. Negroponte is charged with co-ordinating all intelligence: