Ed. Note: this article was written prior to the warrant issued for Brian Laundrie, when the FBI were sitting on their hands and let this prime suspect go on the run.
I’ve been pretty critical of what James Comey and his band of liars, leakers, cheaters and inept underlings did and didn’t do. What I want is for my readers to understand now, it’s the problems they caused, coming home to roost…on a Criminal investigation the FBI joined. I’m talking about the Gabby Petito case.
You see the FBI has not been conducting the volume and type of criminal cases we used to investigate. That’s because former leaders like Comey and Mueller removed those types of cases from the list of cases the FBI should investigate.
The point I’ve been trying to make is that Director Hoover didn’t insist that we investigate Bank Robberies and Crimes on Government Reservations-Murder, for example, just to keep us busy. He knew that robbery, murder and other cases are usually local crimes, investigated by local authorities.
Director Hoover also understood that in order to stay sharp, FBI Agents had to actually investigate cases to learn how to do it! Most important was Hoover’s repeatedly proven correct belief, that in order to solve Crimes…any Crimes…we needed the Public’s trust, confidence and help! By keeping with the list of crimes, that could be handled by others…Hoover kept the FBI in the Public’s eye, and the Agents sharp. Not anymore!
You know the examples…they are numerous…Peter Strzok, Andy McCabe, Page, Baker and all the other Agents who worked with them, knew what they were up to and did nothing… and didn’t resist! There’s been case after case the FBI has blown …like the FISA Warrants, like the 10 female athletes who said they were sexually assaulted… case after case they let them go which was worse than intentionally screwing up a case.
Why hasn’t Hunter Biden and associates even been before a Grand Jury?
You cannot teach people how to become… investigators, interviewers, and evidence gatherers, or how to make dangerous arrests and how to put it all together until they actually DO IT themselves and do it lots of times…every day of every week!!
When you know a case is as serious and fast moving, as this case, you must get involved right away and not wait to see if there is an interstate character. That’s a ploy some small offices used to avoid getting involved. This case has had an interstate element from the beginning when the two crossed state lines.
When the subject (Brian) returned home, with Gabby’s van and without her, after four months of traveling together and Brian refused any interview, as the press has been reporting, and “lawyered up”… that’s all PC that he’s hiding something illegal that he knows or did.
What should have been done, is interviews of all those involved with Brian. First …Brian is a Material Witness and any investigator with any common sense should have known he was going to flee.
How do you prevent that? Arrest him …for what you ask? Well here’s a list; Material Witness Warrant, Interstate transportation of a Stolen Motor Vehicle…Gabby’s vehicle! Also, Theft of anything that was Gabby’s with which, he returned home (credit cards, phone, etc). Obstruction of Justice, Misprision of a Felony, spitting on the side walk, any crime you can find…the idea is to keep him available until Gabby is found! Next you place those charges one at a time with a Detainer for the next. Then do it again, and again…get the idea?
We’re talking about a life and when you have seen death, as an investigator, it becomes more important to you to do everything you can… to save that life.
Maybe Agents, today, should be brought through a morgue during training, since they don’t work the type cases that often times brought us through a morgue…to fingerprint, photograph, identify a subject or witness or missing person!
Charges could/should have been charged even without a body. The girl is missing… he transported her interstate, he shows up with HER vehicle…but no Gabby?! Let him fight those charges from jail. Whoops…he ran…are you trying to tell me “you” didn’t know that would happen? Give me a break.
As far as his family is concerned…same deal, they are all Material Witnesses, and now that her body has been found, they can be charged with some of the same crimes. But here’s the deal …Brian’s family cannot plead the 5th for Brian, only themselves! If they have any incriminating information they MUST provide it, unless it involves them personally, in which case, if they committed overt acts…such as hiding evidence and now helping him run…I would've given up those charges for immunity in a heartbeat, to get her found alive! Get it?!
Where the hell did he get the money to run…it appears he doesn’t work?! Subpoena the family bank accounts… They should have forced the family members to talk. You do that by going to each family member and serving them with a Forthwith Subpoena (come with me, in cuffs) to testify before a Grand Jury. And that includes his lawyer! What can you ask his lawyer? Anything a good prosecutor wants…like when were you were contacted, who contacted you (was it Brian or his mother)…she can tell us…(is that important?)…I guess so…let him claim Lawyer client protection, don’t just give it up! Some of those questions can be answered.
If his attorney inserted himself in a cover-up of a Homicide…or if Gabby was alive, while he was counseling his client to withhold her location while someone else killed her…he’s an accomplice to a Homicide, Criminal Negligence and possible more. Attorneys can and do become subjects by accident or intentionally. I arrested more than 1 attorney who screwed up! They really need to know criminal law before they start counseling someone especially on an active investigation! Each and every person who spoke to Brian is a witness even if they didn’t know what happened. Those who “knew”, inserted themselves as potential subjects.
Ask his mother to tell what Brian told her. If she refuses, give her immunity from prosecution for anything she says about herself. If she still refuses, the Judge will hold her in contempt and put her in jail until she does talk…it works…I’ve done it. One night in jail makes a mother’ give up a son who robbed a bank!
Local PDs don’t have the manpower to surveille a house around the clock…it takes tons of manpower, technical capabilities, forensic capabilities and EXPERIENCE!
FBI Agents no longer have that experience because they don’t work the cases that teach! That’s not the Agent’s fault it’s James Comey and Bob Mueller’s fault!
A retired FBI Agent was on FOX today, said that this case has so many angles, that it is going to be the most complicated case in FBI history…no it’s not!
That goes to prove what I’m saying…she most probably never investigated a homicide or complicated case in her entire career, because the FBI no longer works the cases that generate Homicide cases…period. They don’t investigate the violent crimes that result in lots of cases and lots of interviews and arrests, convictions and so forth.
I was case Agent on two homicides in my first year…Crime on a Government Reservation…! I didn’t have many homicides and I am happy as crimes against children really bothered me but I did have a lot of cases, complicated cases, I even arrested the Subject’s lawyer for taking Robbery proceeds for his fee (he had die marked bills). We solved cases by every way you can possibly think of and then some. Todays’ technology is so advanced these Agents should be locking people up every day …but they are not…instead they are being accused of dropping the ball.
The FBI had a chance to clean up a very corrupt Clinton State Department…but it didn’t and there were many Agents who knew what was going on and did nothing…shame on you!
When the director of the FBI admits his Agency screwed up and he has no clue how it happened…and I do…it’s time for a complete revamping of the FBI…my opinion…and when it comes to the FBI …I have seldom been wrong…like when I advised the President not to hire ANY Judge for FBI Director and not nominate Jeff Sessions as AG, and to clean out DOJ starting with the Civil Rights Division and then career Left wing lawyers, to fire Comey as soon as he was sworn in and then, to fire Wray, years ago, when the president admitted it was a mistake! There are published columns on every recommendation I made... “before”…not “after”!
To fix the FBI won’t be easy. It will take a FBI Director who is strong and demands that he be in charge. He must be a former Agent who is probably in his 70s by now but still has all his “marbles”. The FBI must regain the reputation of being the best Crime fighting Agency in the world. Keep the Security, Intel Gathering capability but handle Terrorism like the Crime that it is with Criminal Agents. It was Criminal Agents that solved the Oklahoma City Bombing not the Security Side…I know because I was directly involved. The Trouble is that the crime fighting Agents are all retired, now!
You would have to get some of the retired Agents involved in rethinking things. Get back the Fugitive program, Bank robbery, and other “learning” violations…get them all back! Get rid of Comey’s dumb-ass phone answering system, that scares the Public away, and put real voices on the phones and get rid of the, “Call 911 if this is an emergency”, we liked to think that WE are the ones to call in an emergency…and we were!
We need a new FBI Director, however, do we really want Hussein Obama to pick a new FBI Director? oh for sure it will be Obama’s pick, that Obiden will submit and don’t be surprised if it is Bill Ayers, Former Top 10 Fugitive and Murderer and Weathermen charter member, also the husband of Top 10 Fugitive Bernadine Dorne !
J. Gary DiLaura