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GOP’s FBI ‘Whistleblowers’ Have Clearances Yanked Over Jan. 6 Misconduct: NYT
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May 17, 2023 9:16 pm
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Three FBI agents, including two who were set to testify before a House Judiciary subcommittee this week, had their security clearances revoked recently over concerns about their views on—and participation in—the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, according to The New York Times.

The individuals who had their security clearances pulled were identified as Stephen Friend, Marcus Allen, and Brett Gloss in a letter from the bureau to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. All three men have been suspended by the FBI as investigators review their cases, the Times said. Friend and Allen, identified as “whistleblowers” by the committee, are expected to answer questions from its Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government in a Thursday hearing.



All three lied to their fellow FBI agents and/or their superiors about January 6th rioters and the riot, including their own activities and participation in the illegal events of that day. Yup, very credible witnesses that the House GOP collected! 🙄

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Comments on "GOP’s FBI ‘Whistleblowers’ Have Clearances Yanked Over Jan. 6 Misconduct: NYT":

  1. by HatetheSwamp on May 18, 2023 3:41 am

    So, Curt, you willing to acknowledge, yet, that "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap's" string pullers are running a Banana Republic?


  2. by oldedude on May 18, 2023 4:56 am
    Notice that none of the "whistleblowers" in neither the J6 or the Trump trial were fukked with illegally. This is because no one was saying anything the swamp didn't want them to. These whistleblowers have talked about the sham Trump kangaroo court, and/or J6, and about how illegally those were done.

    This is pretty common swamp "payback." It's nothing more than a "legal" way to get them to quit the bureau and discredit them. Jordon didn't move fast enough to keep the swamp from "killing" them. Or maybe that was purposeful. Jordon may use this information to make more of their case the FBI is run like an organized crime group. To be fair, although DOJ (inclusive) is the worst about this, all the agencies have the same mentality. Other than DOJ, IRS (Treasury) and State Dept are a close second.

    I've watched two whistleblowers working for the feds in DC. They had lawyers that kept their jobs because every time the swamp monsters would fuk with them illegally, the lawyers would take note and go to OPM with written violations of federal law.

    For those that are quick to kill them in their own way, "Hear now this, O foolish people, without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not.”
    grammarhow.com


  3. by Curt_Anderson on May 18, 2023 8:52 am
    You two amuse me with your unflailing support and defense of liars and traitors.


  4. by Ponderer on May 18, 2023 9:54 am

    Don't they though, Curt?


  5. by oldedude on May 18, 2023 11:28 am
    "You two amuse me with your unflailing support and defense of liars and traitors."

    Ya'll amaze me with your complete naivety of the liars, thieves, provable traitors, and cons you would die for. It's no wonder the real world calls you sheep and "delicate" "men."


  6. by oldedude on May 18, 2023 12:23 pm
    hodedoor for a second.

    Both of you supported known traitors. We'll start with Snowden and Assange. You also supported cliton in the leaks of classified over open sources via her unclassified phone. Notably, the British Prime Minister (et.al) visiting the US, which is classified TS/SCI/FVEY.

    And then of course there was the traitor Bradley manning. He was charged with 22 offenses, including aiding the enemy, which was the most serious charge and could have resulted in a death sentence. She was held at the Marine Corps Brig, Quantico in Virginia, from July 2010 to April 2011, under Prevention of Injury status—which entailed de facto solitary confinement and other restrictions that caused domestic and international concern—before being transferred to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where she could interact with other detainees. She pleaded guilty in February 2013 to 10 of the charges. The trial on the remaining charges began on June 3, 2013, and on July 30, she was convicted of 17 of the original charges and amended versions of four others, but was acquitted of aiding the enemy. She was sentenced to 35 years at the maximum-security U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. On January 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted Manning's sentence to nearly seven years of confinement dating from her arrest in May 2010. After release, Manning earned a living through speaking engagements.

    She was "pardoned" by another traitor, Barack obomber.

    So as you talk sht about "Traitors" remember your own traitors that have been convicted.
    en.wikipedia.org


  7. by HatetheSwamp on May 18, 2023 12:30 pm

    Gang,

    I just watched the three agents' opening statements. If anything they said is true...

    ...I suspect it all is...

    ...the FBI is filthy.

    It should be defunded, scrapped and replaced. The Swamp is an ugly thing!


  8. by Curt_Anderson on May 18, 2023 1:18 pm
    "Both of you supported known traitors. We'll start with Snowden and Assange." ---OD

    I have never supported Snowden or Assange. I have been critical of both of them. Snowden is a traitor. Both are in league with our foreign adversaries. I have no sympathy for either.


  9. by Curt_Anderson on May 18, 2023 1:47 pm
    "I just watched the three agents' opening statements. If anything they said is true..." ---HtS

    So what allegations did they make? Are they alleging laws were broken? Is it hearsay or firsthand knowledge?




  10. by HatetheSwamp on May 18, 2023 2:14 pm

    Laws? Broken? Dunno.


  11. by Ponderer on May 18, 2023 2:54 pm

    "You also supported cliton in the leaks of classified over open sources via her unclassified phone." -olde dude

    And I have never supported Clinton in the leaks of classified over open sources via her unclassified phone. Whatever that is supposed to mean. You're oh-fer two there, od.

    All I recall ever saying about Hills was that if she committed any crime, indict her for it, try her for it, convict her for it, and sentence her for it. The Republican party back then had all the opportunity that they could have ever wanted to get it done. It's neither my nor Hillary's fault that after years and millions of dollars worth of Republican investigations, it turned out that she didn't do anything criminal to lock her up for. (Hmmmmm, that sounds familiar...)


    "So as you talk sht about "Traitors" remember your own traitors that have been convicted." -olde dude

    And have served their sentences for the crimes they were sentenced for committing. I notice that that never seems to matter to you MAGA Republicans. Manning served the longest sentence for such a crime of anyone ever found guilty of it.

    You know olde dude, true patriots face and deal with being locked up for their political convictions.

    There's a famous letter someone famous once wrote from a Birmingham jail that I would recommend you read. But dang it, I can't seem to remember what it was called...


  12. by Curt_Anderson on May 18, 2023 2:58 pm
    HtS,
    You just said if what the "whistleblowers" said is true, "the FBI is filthy". If you didn't mean laws were broken, are you saying the FBI is unkempt and lacking hygiene?

    What did you mean?

    I hear the sizzle of another nothing-burger!


  13. by HatetheSwamp on May 18, 2023 3:28 pm

    In those opening statements, the repeated accusation is that the FBI practices discrimination. Criminally? Unlike po and you, I'm not a constitutional scholar. I can't say. But, in lay terms, if there was any truth in the whistle-blower testimony? The FBI is filthy.

    Look for the Dem's question about Marcus Allen's tweet. Baha baha baha.


  14. by oldedude on May 18, 2023 3:33 pm
    You mean (as Durham said repeatedly in his report) that there was no reason to initiate a case on Trump, and everything they used against Trump was fabricated by 1. DOJ/FBI, 2. Auspices of the Democratic party, or 3. the IC.

    To any thinking person with a reasonable IQ, and with a minor understanding of our laws and Constitution would see that as those three groups are nothing more than a third-world shithole dictatorship. Something they use in Saudi, or Afghanistan (now) where clerics are the voice of what is right or wrong, not a constitution. YOUR clerics are nothing better than Taliban clerics in Iran under a single Ayatollah. Your Ayatollah, much like in Iran, is an old man who "likes" children.


  15. by Ponderer on May 18, 2023 3:38 pm

    So wait a second just so I can get this straight...

    We're talking about FBI agents who participated in the January 6th capitol riots... and then lied to their superiors about their participation in illegal activities... And had their security clearances justly and none-too-soonly revoked...

    And they're going to be witnesses in Jordan's MAGA Elephant Circus testifying about how... the FBI was filthy on Jan 6th.....?


    Have I got that pretty much right Curt...?


  16. by Ponderer on May 18, 2023 3:49 pm

    "You mean (as Durham said repeatedly in his report) that there was no reason to initiate a case on Trump, and everything they used against Trump was fabricated by 1. DOJ/FBI, 2. Auspices of the Democratic party, or 3. the IC." -olde dude

    Wow, od.

    I can only imagine just how much sense you must think all that made to believe that it's true.

    Durham never concluded any such things. At all. In any way. Shape. Or form. Even once.

    What you described in that itemized hallucination are crimes that people could and should be held accountable for in a court of law. Unfortunately for you, they didn't happen. That's also why Durham was left with nothing to show for his efforts.

    And after how many years he couldn't even narrow it down more than to those four entities as suspects? Sad.


  17. by oldedude on May 18, 2023 3:52 pm
    Actually, I'm using the Durham report to say that. So it's not only me, it's that report that found it to be true.

    Just a question. How are the unicorns, lollypops, and rainbows in your world?


  18. by Curt_Anderson on May 18, 2023 4:25 pm
    Ponderer,
    You have it pretty much right. Additionally, Jim Jordan (like HtS) claim the FBI is unfairly “discriminating” against conservatives. Conservatives = January 6th insurrectionists and their apologists.

    The first three of these witnesses whose testimony Jordan received were not really “whistleblowers,” but disaffected former FBI employees receiving financial backing from Trump ally and advisor Kash Patel. None of them have been given whistleblower protection status by the Department of Justice.


  19. by Ponderer on May 18, 2023 4:55 pm

    Right. And Jordan seems to think that he can just declare people "whistle blowers".

    And I love how they do lings like refer to transcripts that they won't give the Democrats copies of because their "whistle blower" doesn't want them to see them.



  20. by oldedude on May 18, 2023 5:30 pm
    So you're familiar with the whistleblower protections for FBI agents?

    Or did you just vomit what you were told to because you're a sheep. You've already proven that you can't actually think, so my guess is that you just bleated your cud.


  21. by oldedude on May 18, 2023 6:04 pm
    So here's the Cliff Notes version. Citation (as always) is below.

    Yes it was a fiery day in the house. After the Bureau pulled two of the whistleblower's (Steve Friend and Marcus Allen) clearances due to "improper actions" (no definition given or offered). This was the first time FBI whistleblowers were on live Television. Dems argued the action as "illegal" because they were not whistleblowers. They brought this up several times, mostly by Plaskett (D-VI).

    Republicans also released an interim report of their own on Thursday entitled “FBI whistleblower testimony highlights government abuse, misallocation of resources and retaliation.” In the report, Republicans accuse the bureau of “egregious abuse, misallocation of law-enforcement resources and misconduct with the leadership ranks of the FBI.” They also accused the FBI of using the security clearance review process to punish whistleblowers.

    Tristan Leavitt, a president of Empower Oversight, noted that the Justice Department inspector general is investigating Friend’s and Allen’s claims.

    The GOP conducted some of its investigation without Democratic involvement, which emerged as a point of contention throughout Thursday’s hearing. The GOP report noted that Allen requested to speak only to committee Republicans. Allen argued during Thursday’s hearing that he was worried Democrats would leak parts of his transcript.

    Democrats had previously accused another witness, Garret O’Boyle, of not detailing why he had been suspended from the FBI and not sharing equal information with both Republicans and Democrats on the committee. O’Boyle confirmed during Thursday’s hearing that his suspension was still being adjudicated.


    As with any case, lawyers inform their clients not to discuss the case with anyone. Obviously, Trump doesn't heed this at all. Regarding the dims "leaking the information prior to the session" this has been a trait during the Trump impeachments. It is also the right of a whistleblower during preliminary interviews.

    Jordan was supportive of the whistleblowers, have been meeting with them prior to them getting suspended.

    “They came forward, and I want to thank them for doing it. But because they did, man oh man, have they faced retaliation," Jordan said.

    The new House Republican report blasted improper “retaliation” by the FBI against the whistleblowers who testified on Thursday: FBI special agent Stephen Friend, FBI special agent Garret O’Boyle, and FBI staff operations specialist Marcus Allen.

    “Whistleblower testimony makes clear that the FBI rid itself of employees who dared to speak out against FBI leadership or to raise good faith concerns about FBI operations," the report states. "The FBI has taken personnel actions against whistleblowers who raised concerns within the Bureau and, later, to Congress. In several instances — Friend, O’Boyle, and Allen — the FBI weaponized the security clearance adjudication process to silence employees who fight against the politicized ‘rot’ within the FBI leadership.”

    The GOP report added that “because a security clearance is necessary to work at the FBI, revoking or suspending an agent’s security clearance effectively indefinitely suspends the agent and leaves the agent to languish in an unpaid purgatory.”

    politico.com
    msn.com


  22. by Curt_Anderson on May 18, 2023 10:08 pm
    If that’s the Cliff Notes version, I’d hate to see the extended one. So other than Republicans SAYING those disgraced FBI agents are whistleblowers, where is the evidence that they have whistleblower Protection status


  23. by HatetheSwamp on May 19, 2023 3:39 am

    The first three of these witnesses whose testimony Jordan received were not really “whistleblowers,” but disaffected former FBI employees receiving financial backing from Trump ally and advisor Kash Patel. None of them have been given whistleblower protection status by the Department of Justice.

    So you did watch Curt? Let me guess. And,...you watched on Fox. Baha baha.

    How did you acquire this information!!!!!

    I ask because you could know this from watching. It's the Dem spin. It won't fly. But, it's the political spin.

    Here's the truth: What I posted stands. IF, as po'd say, effin, ANYTHING THEY SAID IS TRUE, THE FBI’S FILTHY.

    Honestly, I think the fibbies are cooked. If the best retort is "Well, yeah, that's true but technically, they ain't whistle-blowers," the fibbies are cooked.

    The call to dismantle and defund the FBI is going to resonate.

    KilltheSwamp.


  24. by oldedude on May 19, 2023 5:28 am
    Although the sheep would love you to believe that "dismantling" means eradicating the FBI. It doesn't. It means to get rid of the bad cops. Those abusing their power. The same as the right wants with police departments. That hasn't changed.

    This is like going to Chicago pre- (well, maybe yesterday). The department was absolutely corrupt. The heads were on organized crime's payroll (like many other cities, so I'm not just picking on them), as well as the beat cops. The antithesis of this is that there ARE great cops and agents. Those that put their families in jeopardy every day because the gangs follow them home and will murder their children because these folks fight the good fight. And they do it all within the laws.

    The "people" that orchestrated Crossfire Hurricane were trash. Human waste that chose a political option completely outside our laws and constitution. One of the whistleblowers was sent across the US to a small office. The family moved and sold the house in the prior city. When they were settled, he was immediately placed on "non-paid leave" leaving his family without means to support themselves. Actions like this were the reason Trump got involved.


  25. by HatetheSwamp on May 19, 2023 6:12 am

    I was listening to Rich Zeoli yesterday. He's the big-time Philadelphia afternoon talker. He's pretty sharp. He fills in on national shows...

    ...including the gay Guy Curt never heard of.

    He says this FBI thing cuts at the heart of Swamp oppression and intrusion. I agree. If you compromise the FBI, you weaken Big Brother.

    No wonder Curt's pi$$in his Levi's.

    This is where it's at! They know it.


  26. by Ponderer on May 19, 2023 6:34 am

    "So you're familiar with the whistleblower protections for FBI agents?" -olde dude

    I'm familiar with the fact that there are specific steps that one is required to go through in order to receive official, legal whistleblower status.

    And I'm familiar with the fact that none of these guys took any of those steps.


    Like Trump seems to think about his ability to declare anything he wants to be declassified, apparently Jordan thinks he can simply declare someone to be a whistleblower.

    MAGA Republicans have shown time and time again that they couldn't give a flying rat's ass about laws, rules, or regulations when they don't suit their purposes. They appear to believe that they can just make up their own interpretations of the rules however they want to.


  27. by oldedude on May 19, 2023 6:37 am
    I'm familiar with the fact that there are specific steps that one is required to go through in order to receive official, legal whistleblower status.

    And I'm familiar with the fact that none of these guys took any of those steps.


    cite?


  28. by Ponderer on May 19, 2023 6:46 am

    What... you want me to present all of the documents and forms that they never filled out...?


  29. by HatetheSwamp on May 19, 2023 7:35 am

    Here's a video of Linda Sánchez asking FBI whistle-blower Marcus Allen if he agrees with a tweet from someone else named Marcus Allen. Baha baha baha.

    View Video


  30. by Ponderer on May 19, 2023 8:25 am

    .......................And?


  31. by oldedude on May 19, 2023 1:59 pm
    MAGA Republicans have shown time and time again that they couldn't give a flying rat's ass about laws, rules, or regulations when they don't suit their purposes. They appear to believe that they can just make up their own interpretations of the rules however they want to.

    You mean like "Crossfire Hurricane"? Where there is absolutely ZERO ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE? (If there was, they would have been able to use it in any of the multiple impeachments).


  32. by Curt_Anderson on May 19, 2023 2:28 pm
    OD,
    Funny how that "zero admissible evidence" resulted in convictions and guilty pleas by Trump associates:

    Paul Manafort, former chair of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign is convicted by a federal jury on 8 felony counts.

    Roger Stone is convicted on all counts relating to his obstruction of congressional investigations into the Trump campaign.

    George Papadopoulos reaches a plea deal with Mueller and pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about his efforts to put the Trump campaign in contact with Moscow.

    Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about his discussions with the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition and enters a plea agreement with Mueller.

    Rick Gates pleaded guilty to one count of false statements and one count of conspiracy against the United States.


  33. by Ponderer on May 19, 2023 3:07 pm

    And the list is yet to end......................


  34. by oldedude on May 19, 2023 6:20 pm
    Curt- I think what's more interesting is if all of those convictions are overturned based on DOJ lying to the courts and illegally obtained evidence. If I were any of the people, I would have already called my lawyers. The second step is to sue DOJ/ FBI and anyone that was a part of the hoax.

    Simply put. FRUIT OF THE POISONOUS TREE. Now the fun begins.

    The people involved are personally liable for the hoax, along with the agency, and along with anyone that knew about it. This includes obomber and pedojoe.

    There's also shifty for defamation of character from Trump and everyone else. Heck! Mike Flynn might recoup every frigging cent it cost him in his defense.

    That's a great start to pedojoe's campaign! Although personally I'd like to see it a month or two after the dim convention when they can't raise a dime and have to ax the pedo.

    Unfortunately, Trump will also gain a bunch of momentum. I'm really not happy with that, but it will keep FL strong so there's that.

    "Don't Californicate My Florida"


  35. by Curt_Anderson on May 19, 2023 6:48 pm
    “ Curt- I think what's more interesting is if all of those convictions are overturned based on DOJ lying to the courts and illegally obtained evidence. If I were any of the people, I would have already called my lawyers.” —-OD

    That won’t happen. Trump pardoned them.


  36. by HatetheSwamp on May 20, 2023 4:48 am

    .......................And?

    Holding one man named Marcus accountable for what another man named Marcus tweeted makes, as you'd say, EFFIN sense to you, does it? Baha baha baha.


  37. by Ponderer on May 20, 2023 6:05 am

    "Holding one man named Marcus accountable for what another man named Marcus tweeted makes, as you'd say, EFFIN sense to you, does it? Baha baha baha." -Hate

    Of course that wouldn't make sense.

    But that's not what she was doing. She was asking him if he agreed with the statement or not. She even acknowledged that it wasn't him who said it.

    If someone else says something, it's not possible for you to agree or disagree with it?


  38. by HatetheSwamp on May 20, 2023 6:10 am

    Then why did she make such a big effin point of the Twitter account having his name!!!!!?

    You are our second most notorious Good German.

    I've been mentioning that the right-wing media often uses Kammy's word salads as lighter side stories.

    This Marcus Allen exchange has, temporarily, has put Kammy's moronism far in the rear view mirror! Baha baha.


  39. by oldedude on May 20, 2023 6:13 am
    That won’t happen. Trump pardoned them.

    First, I don't know if you saw this post at the bottom from another thread. So in fairness, I'm going to assume you didn't.

    A pardon is far, far different than an expungement. To be pardoned, means you are guilty, but there was pity taken on you so they let you out. Expunging a case means prosecution used illegal evidence. It erases all information the crime and the trial ever existed. In essence, it's a mea culpa to those wronged by the government. This is the first step in filing civil lawsuits against all of those involved.

    Why didn't they use ANY of Crossfire Hurricane on the other two? AND even what they got, if any of that was even close to the evidence of that case, it's now considered illegal evidence. It'll go to federal court to expunge both cases.#37 below
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