On Tuesday an FBI spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation that “a tag is merely a statistical tool to track information for review and reporting,” and that the “creation of a threat tag in no way changes the long-standing requirements for opening an investigation, nor does it represent a shift in how the FBI prioritizes threats.”
“The FBI has used tags to track everything from drug trafficking to human trafficking,” the response concluded.
“That really cleared things up: ‘We only use this [tag system] on drug traffickers and human slave drivers’ — and parents,” he said, criticizing the statement from the bureau, which is currently led by Christopher Wray, a former Bush DOJ official who also served as then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s attorney during the 2013 George Washington “BridgeGate” scandal.
Co-host Dana Perino said she was surprised to read that closing sentence earlier in the day on “America’s Newsroom” and pointed out that as a former communications professional in the Bush White House, she could not believe someone at the FBI didn’t flag the questionable prose.