Meet FBI Agent Steve Friend

 

This week, you may have missed this blockbuster story by Miranda Devine in the New York Post. It’s labeled as “opinion,” but it reads more like a report from an investigative reporter, which she is. If half of what former FBI agent Steven Friend alleges is true, the top of the FBI is indeed a corrupt place, and its cancer has spread to field offices.

After Miranda, author of “Laptop from Hell,” originally broke the Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020 – just before the election – fifty former intelligence agency heads and experts rushed to exclaim, “Russian disinformation.” Facebook, other social media sites, and major news outlets rushed to censor it. Twitter suspended the New York Post’s account. Each signatory has jettisoned their credibility, if not their integrity.

Eighteen months later, the New York Times, one of those major outlets that bought into the gaslighting, meekly admitted the Hunter Biden laptop was real. Polls suggest that had the laptop story not been censored, it might have changed the election outcome. We’ll never know. The story also adds growing evidence of the blatant politicization of the Capitol violence on January 6, 2021.

In its way, however, Miranda’s latest missive also confirms that dutiful and law-abiding agents still permeate the agency’s ranks. Let’s hope that more of them find their courage and help the forthcoming US House majority’s Republicans conduct badly needed oversight of this once great agency. Many are. Laws are in place to protect them, ostensibly.

Unsurprisingly if not corruptly, Attorney General Merrick Garland threatened the FBI and other Justice Department officials from talking to Congress.

Read Miranda’s story here.

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  1. Doctor Robert Member
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    Was Mr Wray Donald Trump’s worst appointment?  How did this lizard get where he is today?

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  2. genferei Member
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    Someone needs to compile a list of folks with ‘solid Washington reputations’ or who are ‘well regarded in DC circles’ so the next conservative President (he said optimistically) knows who not to hire (and who to fire or demote).

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  3. Kozak Member
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    “Hey hey, Ho Ho, the FBI has gotta go”….

    That needs to the message moving forward.

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  4. David C. Broussard Coolidge
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    We keep being told that if there is corruption at the FBI, its just a few top people and the rank and file are all good people. If this was true, then we would see much more support for Mr Friend. Too many it seems care more for their jobs regardless of what they are asked to do. While it’s possible that they are being kept in the dark about a specific operation, it would seem that afterwards it would he apparent that they are being misused and more would protest. That none seem to means that the rot is deep and widespread. 

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  5. Bob Thompson Member
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    David C. Broussard (View Comment):
    Too many it seems care more for their jobs regardless of what they are asked to do.

    Biological Leninism at work.

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  6. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Kelly D Johnston: Each signatory has jettisoned their credibility if not their integrity.

    In the words of Sen. Harry Reid after being called out for lying about Mitt Romney’s tax returns, “Well, it worked didn’t it?”   That is where the DNC is when it comes to integrity.

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  7. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Steve Friend is a Notre Dame grad. I hope that ND alums will offer him some support in his decision to expose abuses in selective and politicized law enforcement.                         

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  8. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Steve Friend is a Notre Dame grad. I hope that ND alums will offer him some support in his decision to expose abuses in selective and politicized law enforcement.

    LOL 

    That is a good one, Doug. 

     

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  9. Old Bathos Moderator
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    I am surprised that the FBI is not even pretending to be professional, non-partisan and ethical. You would think they would bust some violent leftists or BLM embezzlers as cover. 

    Whistleblowers need to touch the right bases and make disclosures to the right people to get full legal protection. Not sure how this case has played out but firing rather than an unattractive reassignment is remarkable. Here too they appear to be doubling down on the power to squash dissent regarding their new role as political enforcers and no longer caring who notices.

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