你的前任利用宣传运动作为执法的普遍手段。一批在学术界 ，联邦政府  和私营企业  工作的无辜华裔美国科学家因此冤枉被捕，错误地被指控背叛美国这种最严重的罪行。虽然他们的案件后来都被撒销，他们的生活和家庭已经遭受了严重的损害。
作为美国能源部的前任国家监察员，我经历了20世纪90年代的考克斯报告  所创造的仇外心理，殃涉所有华裔美国科学家。你目前的“非传统情报搜集人员”一词与当时联邦调查局使用的“沙粒群众”  非常相似。
联邦调查局鲁莽指责李博士为调查中唯一的嫌疑间谍。尽管外国情报监视法院的声誉就批准政府请求而言它仅仅是个“橡皮图章” ，但联邦调查局特工提供的可能原因就连这样法院手令的法律标准也“从未达到接近”的程度 。
美国国会亚太裔美国人核心小组前任主席Patsy Mink（D-HI）在2000年的一次国会特别指令会议上发表了关于李博士的调查和待遇的讲话。她呼吁对联邦调查局的行为和做法进行审查，这事目前在国会记录中仍然悬而未决 。
A Letter to the FBI Director：You Made a Grave Mistake
Jeremy S. Wu, Ph. D.
Dear Director Wray,
On December 7, 2017, you testified in the House Judiciary Committee hearing and made the following statement :
“Do we（the Federal Bureau of Investigations）make mistakes? You bet we make mistakes, and when we make mistakes, there are independent processes that will drive and dive deep into the facts surrounding those mistakes. And when that independent fact-finding is complete, we will hold our folks accountable, if appropriate.”
As a retired federal employee, I truly appreciate your courage and frankness in upholding the integrity of the FBI and its 35,000 employees, who make sacrifices and risk their lives in protecting our national security and enforcing the law day in and day out.
However, you made a grave mistake in the February 13, 2018 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing by targeting all students, scholars and scientists of Chinese origin as a national security threat to the United States .
The words of the Director of the FBI have consequences. I hold you to the highest esteem to pursue and punish the guilty. However, you are also responsible to protect the innocent in the American justice system that I know. Your remarks will help neither purpose.
Your predecessor also used publicity campaigns as a broad brush approach to law enforcement. A series of innocent Chinese American scientists in academia , federal government , and private industry  were caught in the dragnet and wrongfully accused of the most serious crime of betraying the U.S. Although their cases were all subsequently dismissed, severe damage was already done to their lives and families.
The FBI prides itself in bringing high-quality prosecutions to justice. And yet the system of checks and balances failed these American citizens miserably. Perhaps they were human mistakes and “collateral damage” . Perhaps it was the FBI’s bias or sinister objective to use them as convenient scapegoats for the rise of China. Be the cause human mistakes, implicit bias or explicit prejudice, the FBI has not been held accountable, instead acting as if these cases never occurred.
As the former National Ombudsman at the U.S. Department of Energy, I lived through the xenophobia created by the Cox Report  which implicated all Chinese American scientists in the 1990s. Your current term of “non-traditional collectors” is eerily similar to the term of “grains of sand”  used by the FBI at that time.
As far as I know, the Cox Report did not catch any spies. The hysteria that followed created fear and fury among many Americans in general, and Chinese American scientists in the national laboratories in particular. It inflicted irreparable damage to Dr. Wen Ho Lee, a naturalized U.S. citizen and a nuclear scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The FBI rushed and locked into Dr. Lee as the only suspect in its investigation. FBI agents “never came close” to meeting the legal standards of probable cause for a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court , despite the court’s reputation as a “rubber stamp” for approving the government’s requests .
After nine months of solitary confinement, Dr. Lee was released by the presiding judge, who issued an unprecedented apology  to Dr. Lee on the mistreatment he received from the executive branch of government, including the FBI.
Rep. Patsy Mink（D-HI）, former Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, took the House floor and spoke about the investigation and treatment of Dr. Lee in a special order session in 2000. Her call for a review of the FBI behavior and practices is still pending in congressional records .
As an Asian American, I hope your deeds will match the words of the FBI Director on December 7, 2017. The American people, including Asian Americans, vested their trust and enormous power to you to be just and fair. You are also accountable by your own words.
For the sake of the FBI workforce dedicated for its honorable duties and the FBI as an American institution to be trusted, I hope you will further justify your February 13, 2018 remarks with additional facts and evidence in public statements and future congressional oversight hearings.
It may be hope against hope that you would also review the profiling approach by recognizing that Chinese Americans have made many positive contributions to every aspect of the American society. They include former and current students, scholars and scientists.
The views and opinions expressed in this article are mine and mine only. They do not reflect the official position or policy of any organization or any agency of the U.S. government.
 YouTube（2017）. House Judiciary Committee Hearing：Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. http://bit.ly/2GDsmdk.
 C-SPAN（2018）. Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing：Global Threats and National Security. http://cs.pn/2ERs6Ki.
 New York Times（2015）. U.S. Drops Charges That Professor Shared Technology With China. http://nyti.ms/1jFui9J.
 New York Times（2015）. Accused of Spying for China, Until She Wasn’t. http://nyti.ms/1J3RKSe.
 Wall Street Journal（2014）. Wire Fraud Charges Against Former Lilly Scientists are Dismissed. http://bit.ly/1OjNbf3.
 CBS 60 Minutes（2016）. Collateral Damage. http://cbsn.ws/1Nvsii1.
 U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee（1999）. U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with The People's Republic of China. http://bit.ly/2EFgfM0.
 Washington Post（1999）. China Prefers the Sand to the Moles. http://wapo.st/2GMEit2.
 Washington Post（1999）. FBI `Never Came Close' To Threshold in Lee Case. http://wapo.st/2o8c9WG.
 National Public Radio（2013）. FISA Court Appears To Be Rubber Stamp For Government Requests. http://n.pr/2HrtmSI.
 New York Times（2000）. Statement by Judge in Los Alamos Case, With Apology for Abuse of Power. http://nyti.ms/2EVARmQ .
 C-SPAN（2000）. Rep. Patsy Mink on the Investigation and Treatment of Dr. Wen Ho Lee. http://cs.pn/2oj2dsL.
作者：胡善庆博士（Jeremy S. Wu, Ph. D.）