Reader 05/18/2023 (Thu) 22:42 Id: 1c6060 No.21026 del
Hageman’s statement before the hearing, seen in the video below, reflects her sentiments on how the FBI and the DOJ are weaponizing the government against the FBI whistleblowers and the American people.

Steve Friend was a Special Agent for the FBI for 8 1/2 years. He told the Committee he once thought of a job at the FBI as his “dream job.” As a Special Agent, he investigated “approximately 200 violent crimes such as aggravated assaults, murder, child abuse, rape, robbery, child molestation, child pornography, and human trafficking.”

Friend also served on the FBI SWAT team and was a law enforcement officer in Georgia. In August 2022, he shared what he thought would be protected whistleblower disclosures with his supervisors about the Jan. 6 investigations. Friend disclosed “departures from case management rules established in the FBI’s Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide.” He worried that the FBI was unjustly bringing J6 prosecutions to “inflate the FBI statistics on domestic extremism.” Friend also shared concerns that the FBI abused the “use of SWAT and large-scale arrest operations to apprehend suspects who were accused of nonviolent crimes and misdemeanors.”

“FBI weaponized the security clearance processes to facilitate my removal from active duty within one month of my disclosures. In addition to an indefinite, unpaid suspension, the FBI initiated a campaign of humiliation and intimidation to punish and pressure me to resign. In violation of HIPAA individuals that the FBI leaked my private medical information to a reporter at the New York Times. In violation of the Privacy Act, the FBI refused to furnish my training records for several months.”

The FBI Inspection Division also “an illegal gag order in an attempt to prevent me from communicating with my family and attorneys,” Friend added.

“FBI collusion with Big Tech to gather intelligence on Americans, censor political speech, and target citizens for malicious prosecution. A dysfunctional promotion process fosters a revolving door of inexperienced, ambitious FBI supervisors ascending the management ladder within the agency. FBI informant protocols that are broken and abusive. The FBI skirts the Whistleblower Protection Act and exploits the security clearance revocation process to expel employees who make legally protected disclosures.”