According to reports in August 2019, the FBI warned that lurid conspiracy theories can lead to domestic terrorism in some cases. However, perhaps ironically, the FBI itself has frequently been the subject of conspiracist conjecture. But in some cases it turns out that the speculation was actually based on fact. Read on to learn about some of the most notorious examples.

4. Comey tapes over his webcam

In a Q&A session at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 2016 the then-head of the FBI James Comey admitted that he taped over the webcam on his laptop. At the time, he told the audience that, “I saw something in the news, so I copied it…Because I saw somebody smarter than I am had a piece of tape over their camera.” So was this a case of the FBI boss being duped by a conspiracy theory?

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