FBI Director Robert S. Mueller
And what was the FBI's answer to this report "It sounds like a lot but you have to keep it in context." There is no acceptable context for this, as well documented cases revealed, innocent members of the public have been assaulted, maimed, shot and even killed while the FBI looked the other way to allegedly further investigations. That is inexcusable. As the Judiciary Report has consistently maintained, you can't break the law to uphold it.
Exclusive: FBI allowed informants to commit 5,600 crimes
The U.S. Justice Department ordered the FBI to begin tracking crimes by its informants more than a decade ago, after the agency admitted that its agents had allowed Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger to operate a brutal crime ring in exchange for information about the Mafia. The FBI submits that tally to top Justice Department officials each year, but has never before made it public.