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Another FBI whistleblower has made new claims that likely will sow further mistrust in the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency.
According to Rep. Jim Jordan, the leading Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, one bureau insider says the FBI is “rotted at its core” with overt politicization against conservatives and conservative organizations.
Jordan, of Ohio, outlined the new claims in a scorching letter to FBI Director Chris Wray over allegations that the bureau is mostly targeting conservative groups and individuals including one that is led by a veteran, The Daily Wire reported.
Jordan, in his letter, accused the FBI of classifying those groups and individuals as extremists and domestic threats to advance a left-wing narrative.
The outlet noted further:
Jordan began by noting that as far back as July 27 he had written to Wray about “whistleblower disclosures that FBI officials were pressuring agents to reclassify cases as ‘domestic violence extremism’” even if the cases did not meet the criteria to be classified as such, and said that Wray had refused to respond.
He pointed out that a whistleblower had revealed the FBI, in its “Domestic Terrorism Symbols Guide” on “Militia Violent Extremists” included symbols such as “2A,” the “Betsy Ross Flag” and the “Gadsden Flag” as extreme symbols.
Jordan then turned to the FBI “characterization” of the group American Contingency — which was founded by former U.S service member Mike Glover — as a domestic violent extremist group. Citing a whistleblower, Jordan said that the FBI investigated Glover’s life by perusing his military records, veteran’s disability rating, and monthly disability benefit. According to documents provided to Jordan, the FBI found in 2020 that Glover’s group only “desires to assist Americans in preparing themselves for catastrophic events and not to overthrow the United States Government.”
“This whistleblower information suggests that the FBI opened an investigation into an American citizen — and deemed him a potential ‘threat’ — simply because he exercised his First Amendment right to speak out in protest of the government,” Jordan said. “It seems clear that this is an instance where an FBI employee reported something because it didn’t align with their own Woke ideology. I think this is a primary example of how woke and corrupt the FBI has become.”
“This disclosure comports with other whistleblowers who have described how the FBI is pressuring its employees to recharacterize cases as DVE cases to artificially pad its data and advance a misleading political narrative,” Jordan noted further in his letter.
“One whistleblower described the level of politicization within the FBI’s leadership as ‘rotted at its core,’” Jordan said. “As we have detailed, multiple whistleblowers have disclosed how the Biden FBI is conducting a ‘purge’ of FBI employees holding conservative views. You have ignored these concerns and instead suggested the FBI is above any criticism or accountability.”
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Last month, Jordan said that more than a dozen FBI whistleblowers had contacted him and Republicans on his committee and in the Senate with similar complaints: Senior leaders were being politically biased in their actions.
Jordan told Fox News host Trey Gowdy, himself a former GOP lawmaker from South Carolina, that some 14 FBI whistleblowers have come forward following the raid a week ago on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., earlier last month.
“Fourteen FBI agents have come to our office as whistleblowers, and they are good people,” Jordan noted. “There are lots of good people in the FBI. It’s the top that is the problem. Some of these good agents are coming to us, telling us what is baloney, what’s going on — the political nature now of the Justice Department — God bless them for doing it — talking about the school board issue, about a whole host of issues.”
Earlier in the summer, Jordan told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that a half-dozen agents had approached his committee regarding a controversial order from Attorney General Merrick Garland for the FBI to begin monitoring parents who showed up to local school board meetings angry about divisive curriculum and sexually explicit materials in libraries.
In addition, four of the six agents expressed concerns regarding the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building, he said