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Frank Figliuzzi

MSNBC Columnist

Frank Figliuzzi is an MSNBC columnist and a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. He was the assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, where he served 25 years as a special agent and directed all espionage investigations across the government. He is the author of "The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence."

Frank Figliuzzi is an MSNBC columnist and a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. He was the assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, where he served 25 years as a special agent and directed all espionage investigations across the government. He is the author of "The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence."

Latest from Frank Figliuzzi

6d ago

Gold bars are a big part of Bob Menendez’s corruption trial. There’s a reason for that.

Last week, in Sen. Bob Menendez’s trial, newly released photos provided a peek at the gold bars the FBI seized from his residence as evidence of alleged bribes.
8d ago

Greg Abbott pardoning killer of Black Lives Matter protester sends chilling message

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pardoning Daniel Perry, who was convicted in the murder of a Black Lives Matter protester sends chilling message to supporters of that cause.
20d ago

Far right militias are returning to Facebook — and it’s looking the other way

Armed, antigovernment militias and other like-minded groups are organizing and recruiting on social media at a scope and pace not seen since Jan. 6.
32d ago

Larry Nassar’s victims deserved better from the FBI

The Department of Justice settled 139 claims from people who say they were harmed by USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar and by the FBI dragging its feet to investigate.
45d ago

Republicans are choosing NRA funding over safeguarding American lives

On Thursday, President Joe Biden took a giant step toward making us safer from gun violence by making it harder for someone who shouldn’t possess a gun to buy one.
53d ago

The disturbing irony behind a disgraceful new endorsement of Trump

On Tuesday, the 12,000-member Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) disgraced itself by endorsing Donald Trump for president.
77d ago

The GOP’s war on the FBI is paying off for Trump

Speaker Mike Johnson's budget proposals that cut the FBI, DOJ and ATF are a way of exacting revenge on behalf of Donald Trump.
94d ago

Republicans need to explain when they learned the truth about Alexander Smirnov

The Justice Department says an FBI informant lied about an alleged bribery involving Joe Biden. Republicans were using that as a basis for an impeachment.
102d ago

Lots of guns and few gun restrictions make securing open-air events near impossible

In August, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson chastised the mayors of Kansas City and St. Louis, the state’s largest cities, for proposing two new gun safety laws.
108d ago

Tucker Carlson just gave Vladimir Putin exactly what he wanted

Carlson let himself be used by Putin at just the wrong time. But while the former Fox News anchor was a 'useful idiot,' he still did U.S intelligence a favor.
118d ago

This Idaho plan to get rid of domestic terrorism doesn’t involve fighting it

Idaho Senate Republicans voted to redefine "domestic terrorism" as including foreign involvement. It's an odd legal definition for a state filled with militia.