Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.FBI response to rumors of an arrest in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. (via digg)
Public service is not supposed to be a shortcut to self-enrichment. At the very least, public officials should obey the law. As alleged, these defendants did not obey the law; they broke the law and the public trust. There is a price to pay for that kind of betrayal.George Venizelos, assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation • Discussing the arrest of two New York politicians who are alleged to have made efforts to rig the 2013 NYC mayoral election. State Sen. Malcolm A. Smith, a Democrat who became the chamber’s first black president ever, is alleged to have bribed City Councilman Daniel J. Halloran III in an effort to gain Republican backing for a party switch in a campaign to replace the retiring Michael Bloomberg. Smith denies the charges, while Christine Quinn is probably laughing off the idea this scheme would have actually led to her defeat at the polls.
It didn’t start with Petraeus, but in the course of the investigation they stumbled across him. We were stunned. …People think that because it’s the C.I.A. director, it must involve bigger issues. Think of a small circle of people who know each other.An anonymous Congressional official • Explaining to the New York Times, based on a briefing from the FBI, the lead-up to the bureau’s discovery of an affair between David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The official said it was a complaint filed months ago regarding harassing emails sent to a woman (who they said to be not a government official or member of family) by Broadwell that drew the gaze of the FBI. When they ultimately gained access to her emails, some of those sent between her and Petraeus revealed they were having an affair. That in and of itself isn’t a legal issue, but the investigation ultimately raised security conerns regarding Petraeus’ email account. Petraeus resigned from his position as CIA director yesterday, citing “extremely poor judgment” in his extra-martial affair. source