The FBI's internal problems could lead to credibility issues

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The FBI seal on the J. Edgar Hoover building. Photo: Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images

In TIME's cover story, Eric Lichtblau reports on internal FBI problems that could jeopardize the agency’s credibility.

Why it matters: Many within the organization are concerned that credibility questions will threaten the cooperation of informants, police officials and allies overseas.