FBI Agents Ready to Testify on Bureau’s Misconduct…but Fear Repercussions
According to a new report from The Daily Caller that is certain to put the fear of God in some higher-ups in the federal law enforcement community, there are several FBI agents who are ready to testify to Congress that the Bureau brass broke the law in their efforts to stop the candidacy of Donald Trump in 2016. They were there, they saw the memos, and they know the rot that was eating the FBI from the top down during the last year of the Obama presidency. The only question is whether they’ll take their whistleblowing public.
A former White House official provided interview transcripts with two current FBI agents to the Daily Caller’s reporting team this week. Through those transcripts, the investigative website found that while honest patriots within the Bureau were ready and willing to expose the wrongdoing of their superiors to the world, they were conflicted on whether or not they could do that without sacrificing their own careers in the process.
From The Daily Caller:
The former White House official who maintained direct contact with at least two agents told TheDC they are “hunkering down because they see good people being thrown to the dogs for speaking out and speaking out does nothing to solve the problems.” He believes that “Congress and DOJ are so weak and clueless and can’t be trusted to follow through.”
According to transcripts he shared with TheDC, one special agent said, “It’s a question of basic credibility — Congress, the executive, and oversight are not seen to have any gravitas or seriousness. The inmates have been running the asylum and they don’t respect, much less fear, their overseers. We know we’ll be hung out to dry.”
The agent added, “And don’t get me wrong, there are still a few good people scattered about, but main Justice and the bureaucrats are running the show, want to run out the clock on this administration, and keep the status quo.”
Over the past week, we read at least one liberal op-ed saying that even if you believe that the higher-ups in the Obama administration had wanted to conspire against Donald Trump, the conspiracy would have to be so wide and deep that it defies common sense. He pegged it at hundreds of individuals, at the least, who would have to be involved to make it all work.
This is nonsense. It could not have, wouldn’t have, and didn’t involve hundreds of people. We reckon it may have directly involved no more than ten, and even that’s pushing the envelope. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to posit some grand conspiratorial plan to explain the events of 2016. You just have to look at the evidence and see that the FBI, the CIA, and other factions of the executive branch stretched the law too far in trying to make a case against the Trump campaign. Everything after that is just basic bureaucratic/political coverup. It’s not some huge conspiracy; it’s a few bad apples making a call because they did not, for whatever reason, like Donald Trump. A huge scandal, yes. A sense-defying conspiracy of epic proportions? Not at all.
And this is part of it. You have bad actors at the top who are more interested in protecting their cushy jobs and the so-called “reputation” of the agencies to which they belong than in getting to the truth. And if that means they have to squash some bugs along the way, well, when has that ever stopped a man of high ambition and low moral character?