NPR REPORTING -Terror Probes Have FBI’s Informant Numbers Soaring

In today’s post 9/11 America, there are 15,000 informants working with the FBI. That’s nearly three times as many as there were 25 years ago.

Over the years, when there has been a surge in the number of informants the FBI recruits and uses, there’s a specific target in the FBI’s sights — first organized crime, then drug smuggling, and now counterterrorism.

And while the FBI uses many informants the traditional way — pointing the finger at wrongdoers — a new review of post-9/11 prosecutions reveals the increasing presence of informants in terrorism investigations.

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