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September 23, 2022

FBI J6 Whistleblower Suspended

The “purge” within the FBI should focus on politicized corruption, not those standing in the gap against such corruption.

Joe Biden recently hosted the latest installment of the Demo Party’s perennial hate and division political strategy to gin up fear ahead of the midterm elections. As I noted regarding his so-called “United We Stand” confab, Biden is once again hot on the trail of “the greatest terrorist threat to our homeland today,” the hoards of “white supremacist” bogeymen hiding around every corner. This, of course, is part of his J6 “insurrection” charade, and he has ordered the Justice Department to refocus its resources to fit that narrative.

There are white supremacist haters out there, and they are dangerous. But the rise of BLM’s violent black supremacists and the resulting surge of violence besieging our nation for the last two years is not a “white supremacy” problem. In fact, 90% of interracial crimes, tens of thousands of them, are black on white, but that does not fit the Left’s narrative.

Thus, Biden is doing everything he can to bait some sociopathic white supremacists to rise up and give him headlines that are useful as political fodder to distract from the surge of crime Demos have both incited and supported since 2020.

With that backdrop, this week investigative reporter Miranda Devine covered the consequences suffered by Special Agent Steve Friend, an FBI SWAT member in the Bureau’s Daytona Beach office where he has served for the last 16 months. Friend is an 8-year veteran agent with expertise in violent crimes (homicides and kidnappings), domestic and international terrorism (including investigation of Sovereign Citizen extremism, white supremacy, ISIS and al-Qa'ida), child exploitation and sex trafficking, and public corruption.

He is one of the more than 20 FBI whistleblowers who have contacted DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and/or members of Congress with formal complaints about the politicization of their assignments.

For his part, Agent Friend reported multiple violations to IG Horowitz, which Devine covers in detail. Friend, who did not support Donald Trump in the 2020 election, was recently removed from his investigations into child sex trafficking and exploitation, and told “domestic terrorism was a higher priority.” To that end, he was tasked with an August SWAT raid against a J6 suspect, but refused because of the “overzealous” politicization of these investigations leading to an ever-wider target list.

At the time, Friend told his superior, Senior Resident Agent Greg Federico: “I have an oath to uphold the Constitution. I have a moral objection and want to be considered a conscientious objector.” His complaint noted “manipulative case-file practice,” which he says “creates false and misleading crime statistics, constituting false official federal statements.” He advised Federico that he believed “it was inappropriate to use an FBI SWAT team to arrest a subject for misdemeanor offenses and opined that the subject would likely face extended detainment and biased jury pools in Washington, DC.” Friend added, “I suggested alternatives such as the issuance of a court summons or utilizing surveillance groups to determine an optimal, safe time for a local sheriff deputy to contact the subjects and advise them about the existence of the arrest warrant.”

Consequently, on Monday he was suspended, his credentials seized, and he was escorted out of his building. His security clearance was revoked because he “espoused beliefs which demonstrate questionable judgment [and demonstrated] an unwillingness to comply with rules and regulations.”

Regarding his suspension, Agent Friend notes, “At no point was I advised or counseled on where to take my disclosure beyond the reprising officials above; the threatened reprisal constituted a de facto gag on my whistleblowing.”

Fact is, there are legal channels agents can use to file complaints, but because of the timing of the FBI SWAT raids, there was no chance Friend would receive some dispensation on his complaint to IG Horowitz before having to execute the raids.

As I recently noted on corrupt elements within the FBI, the Bureau’s stated mission is to “protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States,” and that is precisely what most FBI agents endeavor to do every day. But the FBI is an enormous bureaucracy with plenty of places for benevolent incompetence and structured corruption to hide. There is still an active “star chamber” cell of corrupt leftist deep state bureaucrats within the Department of Justice, now doing the bidding of Biden’s abjectly corrupt AG Merrick Garland, and those corrupt officials continue using select FBI managers on the seventh floor of the Hoover Building to carry out their politically-motivated operations.

Other whistleblowers have started to shed light on political corruption at the highest levels of the Bureau, which was likely the catalyst for the “retirement” of FBI ASAC Timothy Thibault, a senior agent at the center of what can only be described as politically motivated investigations including the Russia collusion hoax and Hunter Biden’s non-hoax ChiCom collusion scheme with Joe.

That led the mild-mannered former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy to ask, “What the hell has happened to the FBI?”

Political researcher Ben Weingarten notes the stark contrast between the fact that the FBI paid Russian national Igor Danchenko as an “informant,” but condemned Special Agent Friend. As you recall, Danchenko was the Russian disinformation-spinner who fabricated the fake Russian dossier, which was then used to justify FISA warrants, which then became the basis for the entire DOJ/FBI investigation into Donald Trump for three long years.

Fact is, the “purge” within the FBI should focus on politicized corruption, not those standing in the gap against such corruption. Meanwhile, actions like those to punish Agent Friend are taking a heavy morale toll among field agents.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776

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