Originally posted by @metal-brain
So you are saying the FBI did a great job? No blame for the FBI?
Maybe the FBI did drop a ball.
I can’t say.
However, if they did it’s hardly likely that the cause was that too many resources were being pumped into the Trump investigation.
35.000 people work for the FBI.
3 dozen (that’s 36) people are working on the Meuller team. Most of them have nothing to so with the FBI.
Now, 42% of households in the US have at least 1 gun.
The NRA has 5 million members.
16 million US adults had a major depression in 2012 (quickest figure to pop out in search... nothing suggests that figure will be smaller in 2017).
If the FBI failed, it was probably because the pond to sift through is so large.
How many 15 to 20 year olds have a depression, have reasonable access to a gun and have shown signs they might get aggressive?
How do you know, without hindsight, which ones to track more closely?
Now, the FBI gets guidence lines with indicators, but they’re also very likely to recieve political pressure as well: foreigners, gang members, etc. And more often than not, political interference negatively influences the indicators (which the FBI has the most advanced set of in the world! That’s why they get asked to advise, even in countries like Russia).
So, one of the US’s greatest assets is being questioned by the right-wing media over a situation beyond their control and blaming it misspent resources, which just isn’t true.
You know what I think of you yanks, and even I have to admit that the FBI’s behavioural analysis is second to none.
But when you have to fish the mad hatter out of an ocean of crazy, you are going to fail.