It is no secret that the FBI and most of the nation’s security apparatus has been weaponized by the Biden administration. Now, with the help of agent-turned-whistleblower Steve Friend, the picture is getting clearer.
Friend told NTD News recently that he spent most of his nine years with the bureau “keeping my head down and working the cases in front of me.” However, what became apparent was the growing chasm between agents and the agency’s leadership.
What increasingly came down from the top of the FBI was a political agenda. Friend said many agents feel that way and just continue to push through their workload.
But the higher on the ladder one climbs, the more political it becomes.
As a glaring example, Friend noted the wildly differing treatment afforded pro-life and pro-abortion activists. Mark Houck is an abortion opponent who had his home raided by a swarm of agents over a minor incident outside of a Planned Parenthood facility.
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However, when hundreds of abortion advocates descended onto the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices, they were left alone. This despite the fact that their protests were blatantly against the law and in many cases threatening.
Friend is now in the private sector. He is a senior fellow with the Center for Renewing America and has many pointed observations about his former employer.
The ex-agent observed the FBI could be described as “a weaponized apparatchik of the presidential administration.”
Friend encountered fierce opposition and was ultimately suspended from the agency last year after expressing concerns about how cases involving children were handled.
He believed that many other cases were inappropriately labeled as “domestic extremism.” The former agent also objected to the FBI’s deployment of SWAT teams to take Jan. 6 protesters into custody over misdemeanor charges.
Friend described the Capitol incident as a “mixed bag” of people who did “deplorable and abhorrent things” and others who merely exercised their First Amendment rights.
It is a dark day when the once-proud FBI has to fend off credible accusations of political favoritism and operating as an administration’s private police force. The sooner politics can be weeded out of the bureau, the sooner it can recapture its rightful stature to most Americans.