We’ve reported on how whistleblowers have come forward reporting on the politicization of the FBI, including in regard to the Hunter Biden case, Trump matters, and domestic terrorism cases.
But now, even more whistleblowers are coming forth, revealing that the Bureau’s management is “out of control” in offices across the country.
Whistleblowers are complaining about a culture of “corruption, cover-ups and retaliation” against agents who are trying to expose it in offices in Miami, Salt Lake City, Buffalo, and Newark.
The complaints included allegations that supervisors forced agents to sign false affidavits, made up terrorism cases to falsely inflate their performance statistics, sexually harassed, or engaged in other sexual acts with a subordinate.
One of the whistleblowers — who said that superiors, including FBI Director Chris Wray, ignored her complaints about sexual harassment — also said that the “bureau suffers from a “mob-like mentality.”
“The FBI is completely out of control and its culture and structure needs to change. Not only is the political bias completely out of control and disgustingly obvious, the FBI knows they will not be held accountable for their illegal behavior and misconduct,” she said in a letter to Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican on the Judiciary Committee.
One of the other whistleblowers who worked in Buffalo said because the FBI leadership focused on the volume of cases, some supervisors falsely inflated numbers–like for terrorism cases–to help their performance reviews.
“You have to have so many terrorism cases per year in your office, or else you fail,” he said. “So they would come to us and say things like ‘Open up a case. I don’t care if it’s got merit or not. Just open it up. We only have nine, and we need 10 for me to pass.’”
Kurt Siuzdak who is representing some of the FBI whistleblowers, detailed even more.
“Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, there’s a number of field offices, and the SAC picks somebody for everybody to follow because it helps them with their metrics,” Mr. Siuzdak said. “So they pick somebody to scrutinize, often without merit from wherever, and that’s the bad guy you need to follow and put your assets on.”
Mr. Siuzdak said different field offices have different names for these holiday operations, such as “Turkey Day Terrorist” or “Thanksgiving Day Terrorist.”
That’s crazy, a waste of time and money, and so wrong. But it gets worse.
Siuzdak said that some of his clients were coerced to sign a false affidavit. That of course could potentially be a crime, if they were making a false representation to a judge and attesting to it.
That shows a very concerning problem in management, if they are coercing or forcing false affidavits. How prevalent is that?
It also raises a big glaring question, given the unprecedented FBI raid on President Donald Trump that they refuse to give the reason for, and perhaps explains why they don’t want the affidavit unsealed. Is the reason that they gave to the judge legitimate? Did they tell the judge that Trump had been cooperating with the government? Or did they make up some nonsense to be able to go in and grab whatever they wanted?
We already know the warrant was incredibly overbroad, not just allowing them to grab any document that was made during Trump’s presidency, but even any documents stored near the documents they wanted. On top of that, we then found out that the White House lied when they said they didn’t have any prior knowledge of the raid. Not only that, but the Biden White House was involved in it from the start, working directly with the Justice Department and National Archives to instigate the criminal probe into the alleged mishandling of documents.
Republicans are going to have a lot on their plate if they take back the House, to help clean out all the mess. But we must take it back, if we are going to fix any of this.