Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, March 25, 2009   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the opening statement of Patrick J. Leahy: "Today, we welcome back to the Committee Director Mueller of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, no stranger to this Committee. It is now 6 months since our last FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] oversight hearing, and we will soon hold an oversight hearing with Secretary Napolitano, and then with Attorney General Holder, who had his confirmation hearing before us 2 months ago. So we will talk about the effectiveness of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in carrying out its critical missions to keep us secure while upholding the rule of law. [...] Now, during this hearing we will discuss, as we always do, the good and the bad: how the FBI worked to clear the backlog in name checks for immigration and voting purposes; how the FBI has improved its crime lab testing; but also which problems remain; and the expiring provisions of the PATRIOT Act. In the area of violent crime [including gangs], there are disturbing signs that crime rates may increase significantly in response to the financial crisis, and we will talk about that." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick J. Leahy, Arlen Specter, Robert S. Mueller, III, M. Faith Burton, Patrick Dugan, Charles E. Grassley, and Vincent G. Heintz.

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S. Hrg. 111-115; Serial No. J-111-14; Senate Hearing 111-115;
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