FBI Director Says Congressional Budget Cuts Will Impact the Agency's Abilities

"I'm required to cut 3,500 positions, to cut my operations to the bone, to do things like ration gas money and to stare at the prospect of sending my folks home for an extended period"


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Attorney General was in town for the International Chiefs of Police Conference (see related story).

And today, the Director of the FBI made a plea to reverse impending budget cuts that he says will impact the agency's ability to combat crime.

It's the first time he's spoken publicly about the situation.

Lots of concern, looks of concerns and words of concern from top police officials from all around the world here as the Director of the FBI announced for the first time, formally, that congressional budget slashing would have a major impact keeping the Bureau from doing its vital job.

(H/T Charles WT)