Disheartened FBI agents, fearful of reprisals (if they speak out) from Obama disciples still lurking within the deep state, are calling upon congress to issue subpoenas compelling them to speak.
The highly unusual request from career agents illustrates just how embedded and corrupt the FBI has become. Disgruntled agents are so afraid of retaliation if they voluntarily speak out against the agency, they’ve requested being subpoenaed rather then relying on lawmakers promise of protecting them under the “Whistleblower Law.”
Agents believe that the ambiguity of the law exposes them to career ending risks and revenge from those still hidden deep within the FBI, and will not risk their careers regardless of the evidence they may have to offer.
A former White House official told reporters he knows of two FBI agents who 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 just released transcripts, 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.”
Adding, “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.”
He continued, “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.”
When asked about being subpoenaed, another special agent acknowledged, “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.”
Moreover a just released Rasmussen poll shows a majority of Americans believe that the 2016 election was illegally rigged for Hillary Clinton to beat Donald Trump, and when that failed senior officials in both the DOJ and FBI broke the law, framing the President-elect regarding the Russian collusion hoax.
The poll was conducted by both telephone and online survey and found that 72% of likely Republicans believe that senior management within both the DOJ and FBI “likely broke the law” in an attempt to stop Donald Trump from becoming elected president.
However only 29% of Democrats believe top law enforcement officials “likely broke the law” still that number is significant because it increased the “likely” vote from 22% to 29% among Democrats, a jump of 7% from an earlier poll conducted in February
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley defended the Whistleblower Protection Act he spearheaded through congress stating, “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.”
Grassley obviously isn’t listening to those individuals who stepped forward in reporting malfeasance. Although the bill does a credible job in protecting the whistleblower from unfair prosecution, it does little in protecting the whistleblower from going bankrupt defending themselves legally against retaliatory legal actions by those agencies looking to simply tie the whistleblower into financial litigation, with the sole intent of driving them into financial ruin, and sending a message to others.
Case in point: In 2013 an FBI agent came forward to report a series of FBI improprieties committed by some senior agents, under the Whistleblower Protection Act, and found himself experiencing “personal humiliation, stress-related illnesses, and a huge financial loss, requiring my wife (who had undergone two cancer surgeries) to go to work so we could make ends meet.”
Moreover the use of a subpoena can give the whistleblower financial protection should the renegade agency attempt any legal financial reprisals as a weapon to intimidate and bankrupt the agent.
One congressional source said, “It would force whatever agency the [government worker] is from to pay for attorney’s fees should they retaliate.”