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FBI Responds to Suspension of Jan. 6 Whistleblower

The FBI responded Monday night to the suspension of an agent who blew the whistle on alleged mistreatment of Jan. 6 suspects, saying the bureau follows “an objective administrative process” and is committed to protecting whistleblowers who make “protected disclosures.”

The bureau provided a statement to Just the News after the news organization inquired about the allegations Special Agent Stephen Friend made in a complaint to the Office of Special Counsel alleging he was suspended after raising concerns about treatment of Jan. 6 suspects, the use of SWAT teams and alleged manipulation of crime statistics.

The bureau said it could not discuss the specifics of Friend’s case but addressed the process for handling such whistleblowing allegations.

“While we cannot comment on the specifics of personnel matters, all FBI employees understand they are held to the highest standards because their work is critical to fulfilling our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution of the United States,” the FBI statement said.

“Employees who don’t carry out their responsibilities are held accountable through an objective administrative process,” it added. “FBI employees who report evidence of wrongdoing through a protected disclosure are protected from retaliation. Such reporting supports the FBI’s mission and is fully consistent with our core values.”

In his whistleblower complaint reviewed by Just the News, Friend acknowledged he told a supervisor he “was going to refuse to participate in any J6 cases” because of concerns about violations of some defendants’ constitutional rights.

“I expressed my concerns about violating citizens’ Sixth Amendment rights due to overzealous charging by the DOJ and biased jury pools in Washington D.C,” he told the Special Counsel’s Office.

Just the News reported earlier that Friend alleged he believes the bureau and Justice Department are violating the constitutional rights of Jan. 6 defendants, falsifying statistics on domestic extremism and misusing SWAT teams to make misdemeanor arrests.

“I believed the investigations were inconsistent with FBI procedure and resulted in the violation of citizens’ Sixth and Eighth Amendment rights,” Friend wrote. “I added that many of my colleagues expressed similar concerns to me but had not vocalized their objections to FBI Executive Management.”

  • John says:

    FBI family members need to be forcibly incarcerated like they took these innocent January 6 people who were set up by Democrat communist fake FBI informants and agitators and let them be away from their family for six or more months every one of these three lettered scumbag corrupted Democrat communist agencies need to suffer a severe backlash for the violation of multiple constitutional rights against Real Americans, who don’t deserve to represent a real constitutional government, & not these communist New World Order Democratic pigs of the FBI who have been initiating their one world order against our country and our CONSTITUTIONALIST, these Democrat domestic terrorist are not Americans they are communist domestic terrorists,and need to be treated as such for the war crimes, they perpetrated against innocent people or there will never be peace in this country, domestic terrorists must be brought to Justice inside this corrupted Democrat government,and that includes the fraudulently elected pedophile fake hand puppet president who never won the election ,because all the proven facts have been stifled buried, and destroyed, every fake FBI raid papers removed from president Trump illegal FBI raid showing all the proof that these communist corrupted three letter communist leaning agencies R guilty of the highest crimes of treason and war crimes against American people

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