More FBI whistleblowers are coming forward to reveal what they decry as inner workings of corruption.
Rep. Jim Jordan said Monday he has successfully coordinated the testimony of former FBI officials Garret O’Boyle, Steve Friend, and Marcus Allen, all of whom faced suspension for voicing their concerns.
The witnesses are scheduled to give testimony on Thursday about the purported retaliatory measures they have experienced from the FBI as a consequence of their outspokenness.
As per The Daily Mail, allegations include officials within the FBI manipulating data related to domestic violent extremism to conform with the political narratives of the Biden administration.
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The hearing, slated for Thursday at 9 a.m. ET, will focus on the alleged abuses of power witnessed by the former officials. They will be afforded the opportunity to present detailed testimonies regarding the retaliation they assert to have endured at the hands of the FBI.
The O’Boyle and Friend participated in a closed door transcribed interview in February conducted by the select committee.
According to notes from the interview, the former agents specifically expressed concerns with instructions from FBI leadership that they focus on pursuing ‘domestic violent extremism’ probes and disregard standard investigative procedures in January 6 cases.
In addition, the former officials told the committee that they were instructed to pursue Jan. 6 investigations over child sex crime cases, because they were ‘no longer a priority.’
Specifically, the former agents accuse the FBI of inflating statistics on ‘domestic violent extremism’ to fit the Biden administration’s political narrative that extremism is on the rise nationwide.
“The manipulative casefile practice creates false and misleading crime statistics, constituting false official federal statements,” Friend wrote in an affidavit.
“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,” he added.
Last week, former FBI agent Kyle Seraphin provided information about the pipe bombs found near the RNC and DNC buildings before the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. Seraphin claimed that the devices were not functional and posed no real threat, contradicting the FBI’s official statement.