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  Federal Bureau of Investigation
NameChristopher Wray
Votes92 (94.85%)
Margin87 (+89.69%)
Term08/02/2017 - 05/09/2027
  Deputy Director  Paul Abbate 0 21 A +100.00%

Subordinate Organizations DETAILS
Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Department of Justice  
Established July 26, 1908
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifiedScottĀ³ January 25, 2009 11:58pm
Description Overview
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the investigative arm of the US Department of Justice.
The FBI's investigative authority can be found in Title 28, Section 533 of the US Code. Additionally,
there are other statutes, such as the Congressional Assassination, Kidnapping, and Assault Act
(Title 18, US Code, Section 351), which give the FBI responsibility to investigate specific crimes.

Evolution of the FBI
July 26, 1908 -- No specific name assigned; referred to as Special Agent Force
March 16, 1909 -- Bureau of Investigation
July 1, 1932 -- U.S. Bureau of Investigation
August 10, 1933 -- Division of Investigation (The Division also included the Bureau of Prohibition)
July 1, 1935 -- Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI is headed by a Director who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
On October 15, 1976, in reaction to the extraordinary 48-year term of J. Edgar Hoover, Congress
passed Public Law 94-503, which limits the term of each FBI Director to ten years.

FBI Headquarters is currently located in the J. Edgar Hoover Building on Pennsylvania Avenue in
Washington, DC. The Special Agents and support personnel who work at Headquarters organize
and coordinate FBI activities around the world. Headquarters personnel determine investigative
priorities, oversee major cases, and manage the organization's resources, technology, and
personnel. Headquarters also has a role in gathering and distributing information.


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Nov 27, 2019 02:35pm Report DOJ Inspector General Found No Evidence FBI Attempted to Spy on Trump Campaign  Article RP 
Feb 06, 2017 08:25pm Rule Change FBI will revert to using fax machines, snail mail for FOIA requests   Article RP 
Apr 24, 2013 04:00pm News Bid for FBI Building Sets Off Regional Competition  Article J.R. 
Jun 12, 2011 12:00pm Rule Change F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Bounds  Article RP 
Jan 19, 2010 10:00am Report FBI broke law for years in phone record searches  Article RP 
Dec 22, 2007 09:00pm News FBI aims for world's largest biometrics database  Article Gerald Farinas