ps why did Trump buy the CIA/mob money laundering front Resorts International and not get investigated by the FBI?
Authoritarianism, white supremacy and misogyny are part of the agency’s institutional DNA. Its entire history, especially under J. Edgar Hoover, is associated with criminal conduct. Its sordid history includes murders, collaboration with the Mafia, harassment and suppression of labor, civil rights, social justice movements, the left, disruption of the Black Panther Party, involvement in the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and JFK, COINTELPRO, etc.
The FBI’s professed function is law enforcement including against counterterrorism, financial crimes, espionage, drug trafficking, etc. Even though the law enforcement community leans strongly to the right, there is a struggle between extreme right and more moderate factions over upholding democratic norms.
For example, Mueller, Comey and FBI Director Christopher Wray are all registered Republicans. But all three were involved in dramatic efforts to block the Bush administration from renewing the program authorizing surveillance on American citizens, which they stated was unconstitutional.
On the other hand, during the 2016 election right-wing elements in the FBI illegally leaked information about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails to Rudy Giuliani.
Thus prior to the election, Clinton’s emails were investigated while criminal activity by Trump and his associates weren’t including the suppression of the Steele Dossier.
In addition, right-wing FBI agents in its New York office conspired with Giuliani and Erik Prince and a right wing network in the New York Police Department to force Comey to reopen the Clinton email investigation days before the election. Trump later appointed Prince’s sister, Betsy DeVos, to the position of Secretary of the Department of Education.
Opinions differ on how much this move contributed to Clinton’s defeat but according to FiveThirtyEight analysis of polling data the Comey letter “probably cost Clinton the election”.
The FBI and intelligence community can in no way be counted on to save democracy. But these criminal actions give an idea how the FBI and other governmental agencies would function if Trump were able to purge them of resistance and bring them totally into the service of consolidating his power.
[source : Trumpian threat to democracy raises stakes for 2018 elections, People's World, https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/trumpian-threat-to-democracy-raises-stakes-for-2018-elections/, 15th February 2018]