There have been murmurings for years that the F.B.I. has played a role in a number of killings, including that of former presidents. It is not only the POTUS that needs to look over his shoulder, however. The Daily Caller has confirmed that “a new Rasmussen poll shows a majority of voters believe senior law enforcement officials broke the law to stop Donald Trump from beating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election” and F.B.I. workers who know the truth are afraid to come forward.
It is also rightfully believed that America does not have “an ineffective whistleblower protection law.” This truth is obvious considering Edward Snowden is exiled to Russia and Jullian Assange is trapped in an embassy.Is it any wonder that these agents are terrified to testify?
Those who step forward to reveal what their superiors have done in the F.B.I. fear that the law opens them for “an inordinate risk of reprisal” and few are willing to risk it.
The Daily Caller has even spoken to agents who confirm this worry.
One of the F.B.I. agents said that everyone there is “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 also feels that “Congress and DOJ are so weak and clueless and can’t be trusted to follow through.”
The agent added, “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.”
He continued by stating, “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.”
A different agent in response to being subpoenaed admitted, “This is a great opportunity for senior or [soon to be retiring] guys, not for someone like me. It’d be suicide. I hate to say it, but neither the judiciary nor the executive branch is wielding any kind of effective oversight right now, and the top managers know it.
“You still have a ton of bad people in place. Unless that changes, and I haven’t seen any degree of seriousness on the part of ranking members nor staffers, I’m not meeting with anyone nor willing to be subpoenaed. I’m not coming forward until they get their act together. Right now, it’d be sacrificing a career for cheap political points.”
It does show the lack of bravery and the failure to be driven to do the right thing that many in the F.B.I. now showcase. It should be far more than mere “cheap political points” to expose wrongdoing when the taxpayers are funding it. This should be something that they feel driven to do because it is the right thing.
“I’ve worked hard to strengthen legal protections, especially for FBI employees. You have a right to cooperate with Congressional inquiries, just as you have a right to cooperate with the Inspector General. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley as he seemed to defend the Whistleblower Protection Act.
If this were true, why would agents have said what they did to the Caller? They must not feel very safe, regardless of what Grassley wishes to convey to the contrary.
In part, it is “the possibility of going bankrupt from attorneys’ fees when defending themselves against retaliatory legal actions by their agency” that stops many from coming forward, a very understandable concern. “They leave you penniless, unemployed, and unemployable. Those who work those issues in the government who are aware of the score recognize the roadkill they will become if they come forward,” confessed one Department of Defense worker.
If something is not done (if not already the case, at least to some degree), soon elections will matter even less than they do now and the alphabet agencies will be running everything along with their unelected deep state thugs.
Therefore, costs or not, let’s pray that a few good men step forward and that Grassley and others supply them with the funds needed to flourish when they are done.