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FBI WhistleblowerTestimony Highlights Government Abuse, Misallocation of Resources, and Retalliation


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To date, the Committee and Select Subcommittee have received whistleblower testimony from several current and former FBI employees who chose to risk their careers to expose abuses and misconduct in the FBI. Some of these employees—Special Agents Garret O’Boyle and Stephen Friend, Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill, and Staff Operations Specialist Marcus Allen—have chosen to speak on the record about their experiences.1 The disclosures from these FBI employees highlight egregious abuse, misallocation of law-enforcement resources, and misconduct with the leadership ranks of the FBI. Among other disclosures:

• The FBI’s Washington Field Office (WFO) pressured a field office in Boston, Massachusetts, to open investigations on 138 individuals who traveled to Washington, D.C., to exercise their First Amendment rights on January 6, 2021, with no specific indication that these people were involved in any way in criminal activity. The only basis for investigating these people was that they shared buses to Washington with two individuals who entered restricted areas of the Capitol that day. Rather than limiting the investigation to just the two people who entered restricted areas, the WFO instructed the Boston Field Office to open investigations on all 140 individuals who attended the political rally.

 

• In response to the WFO’s pressure to open investigations into all 140 individuals, the Boston Field Office asked the WFO for more evidence, including video from the Capitol, to properly predicate the investigations. The WFO provided pictures of the two individuals inside the Capitol; however, the WFO refused to provide video evidence from the Capitol out of fear it would disclose undercover officers or confidential human sources inside the Capitol.

 

• Shortly after the events of January 6, 2021, Bank of America (BoA) provided the FBI with confidential customer data—voluntarily and without any legal process. BoA gave WFO a list of individuals who had made transactions in the Washington, D.C. area using a BoA product between January 5 and January 7, 2021. Individuals who had previously purchased a firearm with a BoA product were reportedly elevated to the top of the list.:snip:

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New Whistleblower Report Details Government Abuse, Misallocation of Resources, and Retaliation at the FBI

May 18, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the House Judiciary Committee and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government released an interim report, “FBI Whistleblower Testimony Highlights Government Abuse, Misallocation of Resources, and Retaliation,” detailing egregious problems infecting the senior leadership ranks of the FBI. Whistleblower disclosures from rank-and-file agents and employees reveal a recurring theme of abuse, misallocation of resources, and retaliatory conduct.
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Furthermore, the report details how the FBI seemingly worked with a major financial institution to receive, without legal process, financial records of Americans who used credit or debit cards in the Washington, D.C. area around January 6, 2021. This invasion of the privacy of United States citizens is deeply disturbing and should concern every American. Additionally, the report exposes how FBI’s Washington Field Office pressured the Boston Field Office to open investigations into 138 individuals who simply traveled to Washington, D.C., to exercise their First Amendment rights on January 6, 2021, with no specific indication that these people were involved in any way in criminal activity.
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This report is focused on the disclosures of various whistleblowers to assist the Committee and Select Subcommittee in understanding the problems at the FBI so that Congress may consider potential legislative reforms to America’s preeminent law enforcement agency.


Read the full interim report here.
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Interesting According to Google News (Last 24 hours) House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government

Nothing in the Washington Post,New York Times a former newspaper or any other Corporate Media  sites.

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Alarm grows over whistleblower claims that FBI scooped up Americans’ bank records without subpoena

Legal experts are criticizing the FBI for allegedly obtaining the financial records of U.S. customers with Bank of America "without any legal process" following the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot

 

They spoke Thursday hours after several FBI whistleblowers made the allegations in testimony before the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

The allegations about subpoena-less bank-records gathering were included in a staff report from the full, GOP-led House Judiciary Committee that was released about an hour ahead of Thursday's hearing. :snip:

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12 minutes ago, Geee said:

I actually watched the whole hearing (god, I need a life!).  Remember when Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger testified? This was the same damn thing for the Democrats. They did discover one thing which Destroys the entire Ultra MAGA narrative.

FBI Whistleblowers Admit Taking Money From Ex-Trump Official

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Two former FBI employees acting as so-called whistleblowers about the federal government's unfair persecution of conservatives on Thursday admitted that they had received money from a former adviser to Donald Trump. At a hearing of Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, suspended FBI special agent Garret O’Boyle and former FBI special agent Steve Friend both said they’d taken money from Kash Patel. Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) pressed both on the payments, with Friend saying that he had received a “donation” from Patel last November. “Are you a charitable organization?” Goldman asked. “I was an unpaid, indefinitely suspended man trying to feed his family,” Friend answered. “And he’s reached out to me and said he wanted to give me a donation.” When asked if he thought the payments from Patel were “appropriate,” Jordan on Thursday thundered: “They got a family! How are they supposed to feed their family?”

 

Obviously Friend is nothing more than  a Paid Shill for the Evil Orange Man!

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You're gonna LOVE This.

 

Can we  say  Confession By Projection?

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I have a question. is Larry This Ignorant or this evil say these words? Because Everything he said starting at around the 2:00 mark is a....well LIE (Spin just doesn't cover it)

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@Geee

You're gonna LOVE This.

 

Can we  say  Confession By Projection?

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I have a question. is Larry This Ignorant or this evil say these words? Because Everything he said starting at around the 2:00 mark is a....well LIE (Spin just doesn't cover it)

 

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May 19, 2023

MSNBC calls it a 'dud.' The FBI calls it 'old news.' And while the Durham Report outlines long-standing and widespread corruption in the FBI, it recommends no criminal prosecution -- which is getting to be the norm for Federal-level law-breaking. Can the Bureau be saved? Or more to the point, SHOULD it be saved?

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May 19, 2023

Megyn Kelly is joined by Dan Bongino, host of "The Dan Bongino Show," to talk about what most people aren't talking about regarding the Durham Report, how the report reveals the rot in the FBI and the deep state, what Bongino learned as a Secret Service agent for President Obama, and more.

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FBI ‘misused’ digital surveillance tool almost 300,000 times on Jan 6 suspects, others

On Friday, a newly unsealed court document revealed that the FBI misused the Section 702 electronic database over 278,000 times between 2020 and 2021, a problem the agency blamed on a misunderstanding between its employees and the Department of Justice lawyers. 

According to The Washington Post, the agency used the database against crime victims, January 6 riot suspects, rioters after the police killing of George Floyd, and 19,000 donors to a congressional candidate. The report comes as lawmakers consider renewing the law the database shares its name with, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The database was built after the September 11, 2001 terror attack when the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was enacted in an effort to target foreign intelligence and terrorism. It can be used by the FBI and the National Security Agency (NSA), but only when they believe that it will produce evidence of crimes or for foreign intelligence purposes without a warrant. :snip:

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45 minutes ago, Geee said:

FBI ‘misused’ digital surveillance tool almost 300,000 times on Jan 6 suspects, others

On Friday, a newly unsealed court document revealed that the FBI misused the Section 702 electronic database over 278,000 times between 2020 and 2021, a problem the agency blamed on a misunderstanding between its employees and the Department of Justice lawyers. 

According to The Washington Post, the agency used the database against crime victims, January 6 riot suspects, rioters after the police killing of George Floyd, and 19,000 donors to a congressional candidate. The report comes as lawmakers consider renewing the law the database shares its name with, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The database was built after the September 11, 2001 terror attack when the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was enacted in an effort to target foreign intelligence and terrorism. It can be used by the FBI and the National Security Agency (NSA), but only when they believe that it will produce evidence of crimes or for foreign intelligence purposes without a warrant. :snip:

As Andrew C. McCarthy has said (I paraphrase) "After 9-11 the FBI went from a Law Enforcement Agency to an Intelligence Agency."

Farewell, FBI: The bureau I once knew and loved is gone - my bud

JimmyG  @JamesAGagliano

truly does love the Bu, as do I … very sad … https://nypost.com/2023/05/19/farewell-fbi-the-bureau-i-once-knew-and-loved-is-gone/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nypost_sitebuttons

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‘Nothing Is Off The Table’: Jim Jordan Outlines Response To Durham Report
Daniel Chaitin
May 21, 2023

Special counsel John Durham‘s long-awaited report serves as a guide for how Congress can further investigate the Russiagate controversy, according to a top GOP lawmaker.

During an appearance Sunday on Fox News, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) spoke about ways in which he might pick up on investigative leads from Durham’s report, which heavily criticized the FBI’s probe into alleged links between Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign and Russia.

“We’re going to talk with our lawyers,” Jordan told “Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo. He also said there would be talks with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on “where to proceed from here.”

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FBI whistleblower wins settlement from agency, including restoration of pay, security clearance

The FBI reached a settlement with whistleblower Marcus Allen after he was suspended without pay and had his security clearance pulled after he made protected disclosures regarding the testimony of Director Christopher Wray concerning the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Nonprofit watchdog Empower Oversight announced the settlement Tuesday after it filed an appeal on behalf of Allen in October 2023. The settlement includes 27 months of back pay and benefits that the FBI withheld from Allen since he was suspended in February 2022. Separately, the FBI also restored his security clearance.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said the FBI's decision to reinstate Allen's security clearance was a "total vindication for a great patriot" who "bravely stood up to expose misconduct at the FBI, despite attacks from FBI bureaucrats and congressional Democrats."

Allen, who resigned voluntarily from the FBI this week, said the bureau retaliated against him for his disclosure.:snip:

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Watchdog Group Calls On DOJ IG To Release Findings In FBI Whistleblower Settlement

nonprofit whistleblower watchdog group is calling on the inspector general for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release the findings of an investigation into an FBI retaliation case settled last week.

On Friday, the FBI reinstated the security clearance of whistleblower Marcus Allen, a Marine combat veteran who was suspended without pay for more than two years. Allen’s clearance was revoked over making protected disclosures related to FBI Director Christopher Wray’s testimony following the turmoil on Jan. 6, 2021. The FBI walked back its retaliation against Allen before the DOJ inspector general released a final report on the improper suspension.

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