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Summary: This week’s first round provides an overview of the biggest stories this week, especially the newly discovered "secret society" in the FBI.
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About "Secret Society in the FBI"
I was going to name this release “Illuminati,” purposely click baiting you. No, the Illuminati has not infiltrated the FBI. But yes, we’re actually talking about a “secret society” in the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
No, this is not a joke. The Department of Justice has recovered around 50,000 texts between FBI officers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. In some of the texts, mention is made of a “secret society” of FBI officials working to undermine President Trump. Another email mentions an “insurance policy” in the “unlikely event” of a Trump presidency. As an added bonus, Page and Strzok were members of Robert Mueller’s team investigating the links between Trump and Russia.
In most work situations, inside jokes and facetiousness are part of the job. But should FBI agents be openly biased against the commander in chief, especially when they are investigating him? You answer the question: are rumors of a secret society anything substantial? Should we more closely examine our investigative agencies? What does this story say about American political discourse?
This week’s first round provides an overview of the biggest stories this week. Other topics include recent events in global trade and economics, this week’s technological breakthroughs, India’s liberalization of economic restrictions, and the political viability of a South American dictator.
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Mark’s competitive history includes top awards in policy, Lincoln-Douglas, parli, extemp, and apologetics in NCFCA and Stoa. He is currently an honors student at the University of Texas, dual-majoring in the Plan II Honors Program and the School of Business. Through his connections with forensics and writing for Monument, Mark earned an internship at the Texas Civil Justice League, where his research aims to increase stability and fairness in Texas’ civil justice system. In his spare time, Mark plays for UT’s rugby team.