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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
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Topic - Joseph Persichini Jr.
Hundreds of FBI agents, including the head of the Washington field office and several supervisors, cheated on a mandatory test of new procedures employees must follow when conducting investigations of U.S. citizens — the Justice Department inspector general said in the second critical report handed down against the bureau in recent weeks.
Officials from local and federal police agencies yesterday reassured the public that they are not anticipating an elevated security threat for the District's July Fourth festivities, despite recent attempted terrorist attacks in Britain.
"We do not have a specific heightened threat," said Joseph Persichini Jr., assistant director in charge of the FBI field office in Washington. "But we will be vigilant."
Mr. Persichini said law-enforcement officials have partnered with commercial vendors to monitor suspicious purchases of items such as propane.