For John, BLUF: I wonder if the US Congress should just cut the FBI budget for next year (FY 2019) by ten percent.♠ Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Time Magazine, by Eric Lichtblau, 3 MY 2018.
Normally I would add a couple of paragraphs from the article (this time a rather longish article), but this time the headline speaks for itself.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ For comparison, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request proposes a total of $8,774,477,000 (As in Billion) in direct budget authority, of which $8,722,582,000 is for Salaries and Expenses and $51,895,000 is for Construction. The S&E request includes a total of 33,533 direct positions and 31,999 direct full time equivalents (FTE); the positions include: 12,484 Special Agents, 2,950 Intelligence Analysts and 18,099 Professional Staff.