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POL111 Ashford University Week 3 Discussion Forum 1The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was established on July 26, 1908 by Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte describing a “regular force of special agents” available to investigate certain cases of the Department of Justice. Prior to establishment of the FBI, Mr. Bonaparte had to borrow or rent Secret Service operatives to investigate crimes. Congress banned the loan of Secret Service operatives to any federal department in May 1908, forcing Mr. Bonaparte to order the Department of Justice attorneys to refer their investigative matters to the Chief Examiner, Stanley W. Finch, forhandling.With President Roosevelt in office, he had little patience for corruption and little trust of those he called the “malefactors of great wealth”. He was a believer in the law and in the enforcement of that law, and it was under his reform-driven leadership that the FBI would get its start.

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