FBI Informants

Trevor Aaronson talked about his recent Mother Jones cover story on the large network of informants used by the FBI in its efforts to… read more

Trevor Aaronson talked about his recent Mother Jones cover story on the large network of informants used by the FBI in its efforts to prevent another domestic terrorist attack. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. FBI informants identify disgruntled people living in the U.S. who express willingness to instigate an act of terrorism, and then provide them the means to carry out an attack. Mr. Aaronson argues that this method can sometimes be entrapment, and that many suspects would not have acted if not prodded by the FBI.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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FBI Informants

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301522-5
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 14, 2011
Last Aired:
Sep 15, 2011

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  • Sep 14, 2011 | 9:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 14, 2011 | 7:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 14, 2011 | 11:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 15, 2011 | 3:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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