Overall, some senior FBI leaders have shown a barely concealed contempt for Attorney General John Ashcroft, the man who has been instrumental in persuading Congress to broaden the bureau's counterterrorism powers. Relations between the attorney general and FBI Director Mueller are said to be cool. Some in the FBI, claiming to be civil libertarians, allege Ashcroft is too aggressive in going after terrorist suspects and their support networks. As yet there is no reform of the federal investigative and law-enforcement services along the lines of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's painful but potent transformation of the military.
The FBI has gone out of its way to avoid talking about Saudi state sponsorship of terrorism. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, called the June 26 hearing to discuss that very issue.
This is so enlightening within the context of the Amerithrax investigation. This is a VERY good article.