Since the controversial FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, numerous whistleblowers within the FBI have come forward.
Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said an alarming number, 14 whistleblowers, quickly came forward with concerns about the Department of Justice’s alleged political bias. “Fourteen FBI agents have come to our office as whistleblowers, and they are good people. There are lots of good people in the FBI. It’s the top that is the problem,” Jordan told Fox News.
“Some of these good agents are coming to us, telling us … what’s going on… the political nature now of the Justice Department,” he added. Just The News reports on completely separate sets of whistleblowers that came forward before the raid, also alleging political bias within the DOJ and FBI:
One contingent alleged that Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault showed political bias in his handling of investigations by withholding the partisan nature of evidence against Trump to convince his superiors to approve an investigation. He further allegedly worked to falsely discredit evidence against President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
A second group asserted that former Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division and Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch Jill Sanborn pressured her subordinates to reclassify cases as “domestic violent extremism” (DVEs) to provide statistical support to the Biden administration’s narrative that the issue presented the “greatest threat” to the United States.
“The are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump said in a statement after the raid. “Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before.”
“I’ve seen enough,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wrote on Truth Social. “The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization. When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned. Attorney General Garland, preserve your documents and clear your calendar.”
“If I’m in the majority, and I’m chairman of the Judiciary Committee, again, I intend to pursue all of these things until we get to the bottom of it,” Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Saturday.
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In a turn of events, the House of Representatives made history on Friday with a vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), marking the first such expulsion in over two decades. A moment fraught with gravity unfolded as Speaker Mike Johnson wielded his gavel to formalize Santos’ removal, setting a precedent in congressional annals.
Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.
Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.
Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.
Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.
Santos himself predicted the outcome in an exclusive morning interview on “FOX & Friends.” This vote not only underlines the House’s rare use of expulsion powers but also sets a critical precedent in handling members facing severe legal challenges.
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