The Two Words These Google Employees Heard After Their Anti-Israel Protest Blew Up...
Here's Who Bob Menendez Might Throw Under the Bus During His Corruption Case
Biden Said He Warned Israel Not to Move on 'Haifa'
That Civil War Movie Is a Symptom of Hollywood’s Problems
Conservatives Should Stop Embracing Liberals Just Because They Say Something We Like
Student Suspended for Using a Legally Correct Term in Classroom Discussion
A Lengthy Argument Broke Out Between Raskin, Comer During CCP Hearing
Undercover Video: Top Adviser Claims Who's the Second Most Powerful Person in WH...and...
Eroding the Electoral College Erodes Americans' Voting Rights
USC Is Wrong to Cancel Radical Anti-Israel Valedictorian's Speech Over Alleged 'Security'...
43 Democrats Vote Against Resolution Condemning Pro-Genocidal Phrase
Is America a 'Failed Historical Model'?
Biden’s Corporate Tax Hike Will Harm U.S Households and Businesses
Our Armchair Revolutionaries
Defend America by Reauthorizing Warrantless Section 702 Queries
Tipsheet

FBI Whistleblower Exposes FBI Politicization and Abuse Against Conservatives

AP Photo/Eric Risberg

Last September, 30 former FBI agents, including a retired deputy assistant director, head of counterterrorism, and five SWAT team members, stood up to defend Stephen Friend, a suspended FBI agent who blew the whistle on the agency’s political game. 

Advertisement

Now Friend has written his story to show how the FBI discriminates against Conservatives. 

The former FBI agent said that what he saw in the agency during the January 6 investigations was “disturbing,” adding that he has “lived a few years over the last few months.” 

“I never sought this path for myself. I had my dream job,” Friend said. “The decision I made was tied to the oath that I took. I took the oath to protect the constitution. I truly believe that raising the flag is consistent with my oath of office.”

However, according to Friend, working for the FBI was far from that reality. 

Friend “soon uncovered efforts by the FBI and Department of Justice to manipulate statistics and exaggerate the nationwide threat of domestic terrorism. [He] spotlighted how the politicized FBI was cooking the books to support an ongoing narrative from the Joe Biden administration to label Donald Trump voters as violent extremists,” the former agent’s tell-all book reads. 

He allegedly witnessed extreme practices to harass conservative Americans, realizing the FBI was turning its investigative process into a punishment.

Following Friend’s public concerns about how the agency handled the January 6 incident, the 12-year FBI veteran was suspended without pay. 

Last year, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) sent a scathing letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to step in and intervene with Friend’s suspension, accusing the FBI of retaliating against a protected whistleblower. 

Advertisement

However, Friend’s suspension was never lifted. 

In response to Friend’s tell-all memoir, the FBI and Department of Justice sent a statement to the Washington Examiner. 

“The FBI’s top priority is to detect and stop terrorist attacks against the American people. We focus on individuals who commit or intend to commit violence and criminal activity that constitutes a federal crime or poses a threat to national security. We do not investigate ideology, and we do not investigate cases based on a person’s political views,” the statement read. “The FBI’s authority to investigate a case as domestic terrorism requires the existence of a potential criminal federal violation, the unlawful use or threat of force or violence, and ideological motivation of any type. We follow the facts of each case and classify our investigations accordingly and appropriately. We are committed to upholding the constitutional rights of all Americans and will never open an investigation based solely on First Amendment activity,” the statement continued. 

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement