NYPD and FBI Still Not Playing Nice

Call me maybe.Photo: Andrew H. Walker/2011 Getty Images

Although presumably both are interested in protecting New York City, the NYPD and FBI just can’t stop bickering. The latest little dust-up concerns the disrupted Yemeni underwear-bomb plot, a plan Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was pissed he wasn’t told about. "That’s the type of information, quite frankly, that we need, deserve," Kelly said last week, illustrating the constant push and pull between the agencies when it comes to intelligence (frequently punctuated by passive-aggression). "Just a suggestion for the continued good operation, give him a call on this," peacemaker Chuck Schumer told FBI Chief Robert Mueller at a Senate panel yesterday. "He didn’t ask me to ask you to, I am. Do that. Thanks." Mueller, playing right into the rocky-marriage vibe, said, "As I told Ray, he’s always welcome to call," leaving Schumer to sigh, "Let’s not get into who calls whom. I am asking you to call." Do it for the kids!