RESPONSE OF FBI DIRECTOR
ROBERT S. MUELLER, III, TO LETTER SENT BY MINNEAPOLIS
I immediately referred
this matter out of the FBI to the Inspector General
for investigation. I respect that process and all the
independence and protections it affords.
While I cannot comment
on the specifics of the letter, I am convinced that
a different approach is required. New strategies, new
technologies, new analytical capacities and a different
culture make us an agency that is changing post 9/11.
There is no room after the attacks for the types of
problems and attitudes that could inhibit our efforts.
We are being open and
candid with the ongoing Congressional review. This means
access to our documents and employees. We can leave
nothing undiscovered and unexamined as we redefine our
priorities and operations. Anything else is unacceptable
and a disservice to our Agents and employees.