credibility of a US TLA?
A HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAH
(wait, you were serious??)
at this point, I would not trust any US TLA as far as I could throw them. they are all rotton to the core (or is that, corp?).
they have their own sets of laws, their own agendas, cannot be monitored by the citizens, have private budgets that we can't see (entirely) and, again, they are all above the law. they convince themselves that they are fighting the good fight, but power corrupts and they have too much power to be trusted.
the fbi says this or says that- yeah, right. they say things for their own reasons. this is not to be confused with The Truth.
I wish this was not the case. it would be so nice if we could trust our own enforcers. but as we have seen over the last few decades, they are as trustworthy as the thieves and bandits they are supposedly trying to stop.
its at the point where I can't tell the bad guys from the really bad guys
but I'll never take the fbi (or cia, or nsa) word at face value. its like a salesman: how do you tell they are lying? their lips are moving.