"The FBI has long been an iconic institution in American life. From Elliot Ness to Clarice Starling, the image of the FBI — unflappable, smart and relentlessly fair — has been sterling."
Eliot Ness was never an agent of the FBI. He worked for the prohibition branch of the Treasury Department, and later for the States of Illinois and Ohio.
And do you remember Clarice Starling? Yeah, here she is:
Well, that's what Chris came up with to illustrate the sterling qualities of the FBI: A guy who was never in the FBI, and a character in a movie.
You might as well cite Chewbacca to prove how noble Wookies are. And for this sort of writing, Chris gets a platform at one of the nation's most important newspapers, and one hell of a salary.
And that is why Donald Trump is polling above five percent.
By the way, I recommend that you click on the link and read the Daily Kos story, which has a day by day account of the actions that the FBI has taken the last week or so, to undermine democracy in this country and put a tool of a foreign country in the White House. This is nothing but a record of deliberate subversion, and should be treated as such.