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Trump’s Pick to Lead the FBI Will Be Critical to Restoring the Organization’s Reputation

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Trump’s selection to lead the FBI will inherit a heavy burden to restore the organization’s reputation.


The fall of now former FBI Director James Comey was due in large part to his loss of trust by the bureau’s boots on the ground. And though debate about the way his firing was handled continues, one thing is certain- that in order to regain its credibility and morale, it will be incumbent for the next director to have an appreciation and experience for the work and mission being carried out by our nation’s most elite law enforcement organization. Who do you think it should be?

Brandon Blackburn

Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer. During his time in the CIA, Blackburn served multiple tours in the Middle East; including Iraq, Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Since departing the agency, Blackburn co-founded Tip Of The Spear Productions and Consulting, where he and his team work on media productions aimed at telling the stories of law enforcement and military and also consults with law enforcement and private businesses on national security related issues. Additionally, he is a Consulting Producer for “Live PD” on A&E and co-hosts and produces the Talking Terrorism Podcast, along with reformed terrorist Mubin Shaikh. Blackburn also holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business.

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