Ex-FBI agent exposes ‘retaliation’ against whistleblowers
A former FBI special agent reacted to a Thursday House subcommittee hearing on the politicization of the agency that included testimonies from three whistleblowers.
The former agent, Nicole Parker, shared the remarks during an interview on Fox News Thursday.
After heated whistleblower hearing, ex-FBI agent says current employees agree bureau has become politicized https://t.co/SwkMT17UgV
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"I watched it very closely because I was just in their shoes back in February when I testified before the same committee," Parker said.
"I understand that their security clearances were pulled. I don't know the exact details of that, but I know that without a security clearance as an FBI agent, you can't do your job. And when you feel like your security clearance is being pulled because it's either the FBI's way or the highway, that's not a good position to be in," the testimony added.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on Weaponization of the Federal Government repeatedly raised parliamentary procedural objections to disrupt a hearing on retaliation against 3 #FBI agents-turned-whistleblowers. https://t.co/NKnRtuN0Tu
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) May 19, 2023
Democrats on the subcommittee sought to disrupt the discussion that involved the three FBI whistleblowers.
"Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) had barely concluded the first opening statement by a regular subcommittee member when Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), the ranking member, complained about not having access to a transcript of Allen’s prior conversation," the Epoch Times reported.
“Just as a point of order, we have learned—that Mr. Allen did meet with you and might have testimony that was transcribed. And I understand that he was not comfortable meeting with the Democrats, but he’s comfortable being here today in this open forum,” Plaskett said.
Russell Dye, spokesman for Chair Jim Jordan (OH-04), blasted the attacks in a statement.
“It is beyond disappointing, but sadly not surprising, that Democrats would leak cherry-picked excerpts of testimony to attack the brave whistleblowers who risked their careers to speak out on abuses at the Justice Department and FBI," he wrote.
"These same Democrats vowed to fight our oversight ‘tooth and nail,’ and they are willing to undermine the work of the Congress to achieve their partisan goals,” he added.
— Weaponization Committee (@Weaponization) May 15, 2023
J6 and 'Domestic Terror' Concerns
The accusations involved testimony that the Jan. 6, 2021, rioters were misleading, as well as efforts to inflate numbers to make it look like more domestic terror incidents were occurring.
"The manipulative casefile practice creates false and misleading crime statistics, constituting false official federal statements," Friend wrote in an affidavit, the Daily Mail reported.
"Instead of hundreds of investigations stemming from an isolated incident at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, FBI and DOJ officials point to significant increases in domestic violent extremism and terrorism around the United States," it added.
The latest hearing is bringing the information not only to the House subcommittee but is also allowing Americans to hear firsthand how the FBI's bias has twisted information about domestic terrorism.
The hearings hope to provide accountability for the FBI, with calls for new leadership from many conservatives.