A coalition of former senior FBI agents have spoken out about what they claim is a “politicization” of the country’s top domestic security agency based on recent statements and positions that favor incumbent President Joe Biden.
Speaking with the Daily Caller, the agents — each of whom served for more than 20 years — cited several instances of favoritism for Biden:
“We agree privately and uniformly that [the] FBI is heading in the wrong direction and has been too entrenched with partisan politics, starting from Director Comey and intensified under Director Christopher Wray. We identified with Nicole Parker’s claim that ‘The FBI became politically weaponized, starting from the top in Washington trickling down to the field offices,’ illustrated by inflating domestic violent extremism statistics, directing big tech companies to censor Americans, conducting an unprecedented raid on President Trump’s home while suppressing key details related to the Hunter Biden probe as ‘disinformation’ and so on. We have observed firsthand that too many FBI current agents are suffering low morale and too many Americans have lost trust in FBI,” wrote the agents.
Before his firing, former Director James Comey famously investigated President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn, and current Director Wray authorized the sweeping search of Trump’s Florida resident under the auspices of recovering classified materials. In April, House Republicans claimed Biden Secretary of State Anthony Blinken worked with former intelligence officials to categorize Hunter Biden’s laptop as “Russian disinformation” ahead of the 2020 elections.
In February, former FBI Agent Nicole Parker testified before Congress about partisanship spilling into the bureau’s ongoing investigations, citing as an example an instance where agents kneeled in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protestors. She added that changes in recruitment policies have diluted the FBI’s ability to find quality field agents.
The group of former agents echoed Park’s call for a top-down house cleaning at the FBI:
“It is no exaggeration to say that [the] FBI has no longer functioned as an apolitical agency, an agency with no bias. The top two floors of the Hoover building are filled with self-served and greedy bureaucrats, not doers, just talkers. It’s time to clean house, restore public trust and start over. A thorough investigation is justified. Creating a select subcommittee and opening up investigation is a step in the right direction. More FBI agents need to come forward, tell the truth and uncover the extent of the FBI’s weaponization. Change only happens when we fight for it. I believe deeply that we need a reformed FBI. To address and fix the problems, we should first identify the problems,” wrote the agents.