The House Judiciary Committee and Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government met on Thursday. It should not have been a political hearing, but it was. All Americans of both political parties should be concerned about using government agencies for political purposes. If you can use a government agency to silence your opposition, if your opposition ever gets control of that agency, they can use it to silence you. Think of Harry Reid and the ‘nuclear option.’ That is how we got three moderately conservative judges on the Supreme Court. I doubt that was Senator Reid’s goal.
On Thursday, The Daily Wire posted an article about the hearing. The article reports:
In an interim report, the House Judiciary Committee and Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government revealed testimony from whistleblower FBI agents on the “abuses and misconduct in the FBI.” The report was first obtained by Fox News.
“The disclosures from these FBI employees highlight egregious abuse, misallocation of law enforcement resources and misconduct with the leadership ranks of the FBI,” the report says.
The whistleblowers accused the FBI of “retaliatory conduct” taken against the agents after they made “protected disclosures about what they believed in good faith to be wrong conduct.”
Two whistleblowers who say they were retaliated against appeared on Capitol Hill Thursday morning to testify to the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. Former FBI special agent Steve Friend and FBI staff operations specialist Marcus Allen both told the committee that the FBI retaliated unjustly against them.
“It appears that I was retaliated against because I forwarded information to my superiors and others that questioned the official narrative of the events of January 6. As a result, I was accused of promoting conspiratorial views and unreliable information. Because I did this, the FBI questioned my allegiance to the United States,” Allen told the committee. He said he has been suspended from the FBI for the past year.
The article notes:
The report said that Friend was suspended after he made protected whistleblower disclosures about the FBI’s handling of Domestic Violent Extremism (DVE) cases related to January 6. It added that the bureau manipulated DVE data connected to January 6 to make domestic extremism seem widespread instead of originating with a single event.
“According to whistleblower information, the FBI has manipulated the manner in which it categorized January 6-related investigations to create a misleading narrative that domestic terrorism is organically surging around the country,” the report says, according to The Washington Examiner. “Ordinarily, the FBI characterizes and labels cases according to the originating field office, with leads ‘cut’ to other field offices for specific assistance in that geographic location. With January 6 cases, however, the FBI has not followed its ordinary procedure, which would have resulted in the (Washington Field Office) leading the investigation and categorizing the investigations as WFO cases.”
There are a lot of questions about exactly what happened on January 6th. It appears that because Friend questioned the narrative that the Bureau, the Democrats, and the mainstream media set up, he was a threat. The FBI does need to be disbanded and replaced with an organization with much less power and under much closer oversight. There is a place for the FBI in America, but there is not a place for the political organization it has become.