Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, May 21, 2014   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the May 21, 2014 hearing titled "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Patrick J. Leahy: "One of the challenges I have long observed is the FBI's need to balance its focus on counterterrorism with its commitment to longstanding law enforcement functions--the kind of law enforcement functions most of us grew up knowing. And, Director Comey, I urge you to make sure that the investigations and prosecutions are targeted and fair, and that respect for civil rights and civil liberties is upheld. A critical tool in successful and fair prosecutions is forensic evidence. Now, we see on reruns of 'Law and Order' that the DNA is automatically there and that solves the case. Well, as you know from your own experience in law enforcement, DNA analysis is not widely available, and its application does not solve the crime within the 60 minutes allotted to a television program." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James B. Comey, Jr.

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S. Hrg. 113-888; Senate Hearing 113-888; Serial No. J-113-61
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