Is Supporting Trump a Security Risk Per the FBI?

 

Empower is a whistleblower group and they have the sworn statement of an FBI agent who stated that Deputy Director Abbate told the 56 field offices in a Secure Video TeleConference (SVTC) that any criticism of the FBI’s handling of J6 would not be tolerated. Here is the meat of the affidavit:

I saw this Xeet recently and that is what started this post, but from last night to today I saw the above information and combined with this:

It paints a picture that I increasingly do not like.  Much has been said by the constitutionalists that the rank and file of the FBI are “good people™” and that it is just a few bad apples at the top that are messing up the FBI.  That may be true, but when they are actively pushing out anyone who disagrees with them, then the FBI becomes a partisan weapon—though it appears the FBI was that already. One problem that the GOP and conservatism have faced for decades is that the left owns the bureaucracy and, as a result, they tend to slow-walk any changes and reforms when the GOP is in charge, while whole-heartedly supporting and enacting Democratic reforms.

As a result, the bureaucracy has become a political weapon wielded by the left. This is one thing that I think Vivek Ramaswamy had right in his campaign. He maintained that the goal was to get rid of most of the bureaucracy.  I fully support this and would love to see a ten-year limit on gov’t service to prevent entrenched bureaucrats from being able to build empires and undermine conservative reform.

When the FBI sees support for a major political candidate as a security risk, then the FBI needs to be eradicated and broken up into two groups.  One would be the police entity— we have the US Marshall Service that can perform those duties.  The other is domestic intelligence/counter-intelligence which can be a much smaller Bureau— if we even decide that we don’t have a dozen other groups already doing that work.

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  1. Susan Quinn Member
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    Disgusting. There seems to be no end to the damage that the FBI can do.

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  2. cdor Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Disgusting. There seems to be no end to the damage that the FBI can do.

    There is no end to the damage the left can and will do. Wasn’t the name of one of the evil organizations in a Bond movie “Chaos”? That is what the left wants.

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  3. EJHill Staff
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    cdor: Wasn’t the name of one of the evil organizations in a Bond movie “Chaos”? That is what the left wants.

    It was “Get Smart,” Mel Brooks’ Bond parody. The organization was K.A.O.S..

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  4. Percival Thatcher
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    Get Deputy Director Abbate to regale us with tales of all of the investigations and convictions his application of “all appropriate resources” led to after the Summer of 2020 riots – or find another job.

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  5. kedavis Coolidge
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    A comment from someone that I saw on a YouTube video a while back, and saved:

    It’s always worth remembering that the actual saying is “one bad apple spoils the barrel”. It’s supposed to be a metaphor about how if you don’t remove corrupt individuals, they’ll quickly corrupt everyone around them! And yet somehow it’s become a cliche used to downplay concerns about systematic corruption.

    When you find “a few bad apples”, it’s a warning sign that the rest of the apples are rotting too.

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  6. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    A comment from someone that I saw on a YouTube video a while back, and saved:

    It’s always worth remembering that the actual saying is “one bad apple spoils the barrel”. It’s supposed to be a metaphor about how if you don’t remove corrupt individuals, they’ll quickly corrupt everyone around them! And yet somehow it’s become a cliche used to downplay concerns about systematic corruption.

    When you find “a few bad apples”, it’s a warning sign that the rest of the apples are rotting too.

    Heh

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  7. Ray Gunner Coolidge
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    Leftists have always talked about how they dread a coming police state, but it gets clearer all the time that they would love a police state if they got to be the police.

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  8. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    I had to sit through a security clearance phone call this afternoon.   I am glad this type of stuff did not come up.   I could never get a clearance, because the Deep State would not like my political rantings.

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  9. The Scarecrow Thatcher
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Get Deputy Director Abbate to regale us with tales of all of the investigations and convictions his application of “all appropriate resources” led to after the Summer of 2020 riots – or find another job.

    Dude! Exactly! Make this thing more public than a Ricochet post, then demand to see all the arrests and sentences being served by the rioters and the damage done compared with several broken windows at the Capitol building. Congressional hearings – that would be fun.

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  10. Percival Thatcher
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    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Get Deputy Director Abbate to regale us with tales of all of the investigations and convictions his application of “all appropriate resources” led to after the Summer of 2020 riots – or find another job.

    Dude! Exactly! Make this thing more public than a Ricochet post, then demand to see all the arrests and sentences being served by the rioters and the damage done compared with several broken windows at the Capitol building. Congressional hearings – that would be fun.

    They’ll try to duck out by hiding behind “ongoing investigations.” Make ’em do it anyway.

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  11. Michael Minnott Member
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    When the FBI sees support for Trump as a security risk, then the FBI needs to be eradicated and broken up into two groups. One would be the police entity…we have the US Marshall Service that can perform those duties. The other is domestic intelligence/counter-intelligence and that can be a much smaller Bureau…of we even decide that we don’t have a dozen other groups already doing that work.

    We don’t even need the FBI for domestic intelligence/counter-intelligence.  That was historically the job of the Secret Service.  It was the Secret Service that tracked down and shut down the first iteration of the KKK that emerged after the Civil War (Woodrow Wilson brought it back, using the movie Birth of a Nation as a rallying cry).

    We do not and never did need the FBI.  The same can be said for several other bureaus such as the ATF and DEA.

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  12. The Scarecrow Thatcher
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    Michael Minnott (View Comment):

    When the FBI sees support for Trump as a security risk, then the FBI needs to be eradicated and broken up into two groups. One would be the police entity…we have the US Marshall Service that can perform those duties. The other is domestic intelligence/counter-intelligence and that can be a much smaller Bureau…of we even decide that we don’t have a dozen other groups already doing that work.

    We don’t even need the FBI for domestic intelligence/counter-intelligence. That was historically the job of the Secret Service. It was the Secret Service that tracked down and shut down the first iteration of the KKK that emerged after the Civil War (Woodrow Wilson brought it back, using the movie Birth of a Nation as a rallying cry).

    We do not and never did need the FBI. The same can be said for several other bureaus such as the ATF and DEA.

    … and the Dept. of Education, and the DHS, and the EPA, and ….

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  13. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    hell, going to a Latin Mass or a PTA meeting is a security risk to the FBI

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  14. kedavis Coolidge
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    hell, going to a Latin Mass or a PTA meeting is a security risk to the FBI

    Well, they do probably know “which side their bread is buttered on.”

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  15. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    here is what Biden Admin ignores

     

    Here Are the Kinds of People Cleared to Stay in US After ‘Full Vetting’ From Biden DHS – Twitchy

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  16. Old Bathos Member
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    It is not so much an FBI move to the left or partisan support as it is a case of an institution putting its own interests ahead of its mission.  George Soros, Antifa, and the Squad may squawk occasionally about FBI abuses but the real danger to the FBI comes from the right.  The GOP (if in a big majority after a wave election) is far more likely to cut spending and make higher-ups account for themselves in front of committees now that the Soviet Communist threat has passed.

    Making the middle-class center-right voters back away from questioning the agency or pushing for accountability has clearly become more of a priority than stopping foreign terrorists or reigning in Antifa.  On the right, January 6 was seen mostly as a mistake by an unruly crowd even if there was sympathy with the concerns about election malfeasance.  But for the Washington establishment, J6 was a righteous battle or survival between unruly normals and their rightful rulers.  The FBI plant who built the mock gallows on the Capitol grounds on Jan 6 (and then went a few blocks away and changed clothes) was projecting how the regime views us disobedient normals.

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  17. Percival Thatcher
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    It is not so much an FBI move to the left or partisan support as it is a case of an institution putting its own interests ahead of its mission.  George Soros, Antifa, and the Squad may squawk occasionally about FBI abuses but the real danger to the FBI comes from the right.  The GOP (if in a big majority after a wave election) is far more likely to cut spending and make higher-ups account for themselves in front of committees now that the Soviet Communist threat has passed.

    Making the middle-class center-right voters bac

    Let’s hope so. From AceOfSpades today:

    John Solomon: The FBI Has Imposed a Political Test for Security Clearances — Supporting Donald Trump or Questioning the Covid Vaccines Makes You a Threat to the National Security of the United States

     

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  18. Kozak Member
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    Blow. It. Up.

     

    Hey hey, ho ho, the FBI has got to go.

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  19. Kozak Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    A comment from someone that I saw on a YouTube video a while back, and saved:

    It’s always worth remembering that the actual saying is “one bad apple spoils the barrel”. It’s supposed to be a metaphor about how if you don’t remove corrupt individuals, they’ll quickly corrupt everyone around them! And yet somehow it’s become a cliche used to downplay concerns about systematic corruption.

    When you find “a few bad apples”, it’s a warning sign that the rest of the apples are rotting too.

    Finding a few “rotten apples” ?

    More like finding a few Roaches.  There are thousands for every one you find.

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