Has the Obama FBI looked the other way in the theft of docs from the Heartland Institute?
On Thursday, Mother Jones also reported that Bast sent another email to donors stating that the group had reported the identity theft and computer fraud to the police and FBI…
Ross Rice, an FBI special agent in the Chicago field office, said Thursday that “nothing has been reported to our office” from the Heartland Institute.
After reviewing some of the media reports, Rice added, “It would appear that the items were given to outsiders under false pretenses as opposed to a breach of their IT system or theft.”
“As such, there would be no legal basis for us to investigate,” Rice said…
It would seem, however, that using e-mail to fraudulently obtain private documents is theft and/or wire fraud — except possibly to the Obama FBI?