by Stephen Dietrich, Associate Publisher
A legal subpoena is not usually something a person wants to see cross their desk. But according to Fox News’ Sean Hannity and investigative journalist Sara Carter, up to 28 current FBI agents are asking to be legally put on the record so they can expose FBI corruption during the 2016 investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server.
Dozens of disgruntled FBI agents are eager to tell their story — but they won’t come forward unless they’re legally given a subpoena, insiders say. The agents are fearful of retaliation from the political establishment in Congress.
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These “FBI agents who want to testify against their superiors to Congress feel they can’t due to an ineffective whistleblower protection law,” The Daily Caller reported last Tuesday. “These agents believe the sluggishness of the law exposes them to an inordinate risk of reprisal, so they have remained in hiding and afraid to speak the truth.”
Hannity dropped more information on the bombshell last Friday when discussing allegations of corruption in former President Barack Obama’s administration.
“We have an [Inspector General’s] report coming out — and I’m told as many as 28 people that have knowledge of the Clinton email server scandal want to be subpoenaed so they can tell the story of corruption at the highest levels of the bureau at that they love,” Hannity revealed on Friday’s show.
“There are a lot of FBI agents that want to come out and speak. A lot of them are current agents, which makes it very difficult for them. So they need to be subpoenaed. These are the things that Congress needs to act on,” Carter agreed.
What’s the difference between these agents and former FBI Director James Comey’s loyalists that botched the first investigation?
These 28 (or more) agents are hardworking rank-and-file members that aren’t loyal to politicians. Instead, they’ve remained loyal to the oath they swore when they joined the bureau.
“Basically, there’s a massive schism within the FBI between the upper levels — which are inhabited by Trump-hating Obama holdovers — and the rank-and-file FBI agents, who are patriotic public servants,” BizPac Review reported.
But these 28 agents say it’s far too dangerous to come forward without better legal protections for whistleblowers.
“It’s a question of basic credibility — Congress, the executive, and oversight are not seen to have any gravitas or seriousness,” one of these FBI agents told The Daily Caller. “The inmates have been running the asylum and they don’t respect, much less fear, their [Trump administration] overseers. We know we’ll be hung out to dry.”
“It’d be suicide,” another FBI agent said. “I hate to say it, but neither the judiciary nor the executive branch is wielding any kind of effective oversight right now, and the top managers know it. You still have a ton of bad people in place.”
The agent continued: “Unless that changes, and I haven’t seen any degree of seriousness on the part of ranking members nor staffers, I’m not meeting with anyone nor willing to be subpoenaed. I’m not coming forward until they get their act together. Right now, it’d be sacrificing a career for cheap political points.”
You can see video of Hannity’s report here —
Indeed, it is time to demand Congress act and give these agents the adequate legal protection they need.
Even the implication that the FBI has become an impartial political weapon is a dangerous threat to our American democracy. It erodes the faith American voters have in their government institutions. These institutions are supposed to protect citizens, not politicians that govern us.
The bureau relies on the trust and faith of the American people. In many ways, it has lost that trust.
That means it’s time for the American people to hear the truth.
— Stephen Dietrich, Associate Publisher of The Horn News.