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This is a 2011 article on the FBI policy of not recording interviews.

One of the reasons given for the policy: Recorded interviews might lead jurors to believe the FBI was coercive or misleading.

1 posted on 08/11/2018 6:11:58 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

If the FBI ever asks to interview you, just tell them you’ll be recording the whole thing.


2 posted on 08/11/2018 6:22:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Democratic socialism is when the majority of people vote to steal your property.)
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total lies, They record EVERYTHING!! Ask Martha Stewart!! This is such BS!!


4 posted on 08/11/2018 6:29:17 PM PDT by raiderboy (Trump has assured us that he will "shut down the government to get the WALL in September"r)
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total lies, They record EVERYTHING!! Ask Martha Stewart!! This is such BS!!


5 posted on 08/11/2018 6:29:21 PM PDT by raiderboy (Trump has assured us that he will "shut down the government to get the WALL in September"r)
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Nonsense. This policy is only in place to give the FBI maximum latitude to frame anyone for anything they feel is appropriate. They can spend million on a phony dossier, but cannot record interviews? Nonsense. This agency is antiquated and should be uprooted, washed inside out, and replaced. Unfortunately, the new one will be no better than the previous one.
10 posted on 08/11/2018 6:39:19 PM PDT by Fungi
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What happens if, failing to have a recording device, one refuses to talk to agents?


15 posted on 08/11/2018 6:56:01 PM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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“Tape recordings are almost never done because such recordation is – believe it or not – against formal written FBI policy. “

Apparently they didn’t read their link FBI policy memo they referenced and linked.


20 posted on 08/11/2018 7:04:50 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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The FBI is totally corrupted.
The fish has rotted from the head down since Mueller was Director.
Disband it and start over.


21 posted on 08/11/2018 7:06:29 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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misleading a defendant as to the quality of the evidence against him may appear to be unfair deceit

The most cynical answer is the correct one. They just come out and say it: "We routinely lie to defendants about what 'evidence' we have. If we record an interview, people will hear all the lies and the threats based on those lies."

Remember:
- "we know what happened. we're just trying to fill in a few details."
- "look at this big folder with your name on it! all this is evidence against you! no, you can't see a single page of it."
- "and we've got your fingerprints, and all kinds of forensic evidence, and there's video of you, and your buddy already rolled on you..."
- "and we'll charge you with this, and this, and this, and this, and this..."

23 posted on 08/11/2018 7:40:24 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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35,000+ employees, a budget of almost 9 billion they deign to tell us about. Supposedly 97% of campaign contributions from DoJ employees went to Clinton in 2016. Nothing is going to happen now, it was probably too late 50+ years ago to change the culture of the FBI.

Freegards


25 posted on 08/11/2018 7:46:07 PM PDT by Ransomed
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I had FBI question me about potential illegal acts. There were two. I brought second person into meeting as witness that my only comment was I needed to talk to attorney before answering. I didn’t trust them to accurately record my non cooperation.


26 posted on 08/11/2018 7:48:47 PM PDT by Raycpa
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Always get tape Ray...


27 posted on 08/11/2018 8:01:55 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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Or that they were testilying


30 posted on 08/11/2018 8:12:45 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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Recorded interviews might lead jurors to believe the FBI was coercive or misleading.

Because, in general, they are?

35 posted on 08/11/2018 8:29:07 PM PDT by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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I can see where they’re coming from. A 302 is easier to revise as needed, compared to the technical difficulty of revising an audio/video recording.

They also don’t want to reveal their interrogation techniques, because us non-cops just wouldn’t appreciate the professional sheen on the threats and lies.


40 posted on 08/11/2018 8:50:41 PM PDT by JustaTech (A mind is a terrible thing)
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This is obviously a way to acrew someone over.

They could still do the exact same interview AND record it.


43 posted on 08/11/2018 9:03:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Electronically recorded interviews are accurate records of what was asked and answered. Written records are accurate records of what the agent wrote.


51 posted on 08/12/2018 4:07:05 AM PDT by arthurus (f)
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Most states are one-party states. As long as one party knows the conversation is being recorded, the other party is not entitled to notice.

If you are in a two-party state, you do not need to give notice to a public official that you are recording a conversation.


52 posted on 08/12/2018 10:58:30 AM PDT by WASCWatch
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Record all conversations with public officials. They are not legally entitled to notice.

NEVER, EVER go to the office of a law enforcement agency; NEVER answer their questions unless you are a victim of a crime; Record, ALWAYS. If a law enforcement officer wants to talk to you, WITH your attorney, do so at your attorney’s office or a very public place; preferably at a nice restaurant with the LEA paying the bill.


54 posted on 08/12/2018 11:05:37 AM PDT by WASCWatch
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