By
G. McConway
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September 27, 2022

REPORT: FBI Using Security Clearances to Muzzle Critics

The FBI is now in full revenge mode.

For those that dared to speak up about the nonsense going on at the agency right now, revenge was in order.

One agent had his security clearance suspended, and his attorney is coming clean.

Revenge

Special Agent Stephen Friend claims he was suspended after bringing issues regarding the January 6 suspects to light.

He is now being represented by Jason Foster, a former Senate investigator and head of the Empower Oversight whistleblower group.

Friend's security clearance was suspended last week, more or less leaving him hanging and unable to perform his duties.

Foster stated, "This is a common tactic that we have seen with the FBI.

"They're using it more and more, because they know that there's less oversight and less scrutiny of a security clearance decision because of the nature of it.

"It's harder to do oversight and have any kind of independent scrutiny.

"So rather than just suspending the person on a claim that they didn't do their job, or that they engaged in some misconduct, they'll simply suspend their clearance, which means that they can't do the work that they would normally do, then they can take them off the payroll, take their badge and gun, sideline them, and then hope that, you know, they can just sort of grind them into compliance or get them to quit rather than continue to fight because they don't have any money."

The FBI says it is doing nothing wrong and this was just a suspension to hold Friend accountable for not doing his job properly.

The FBI responded, "Employees who don't carry out their responsibilities are held accountable through an objective administrative process.

"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."

Friend reportedly did not have a ding on his record until he reported the alleged wrongdoing in the January cases, so this sure looks like a retaliatory strike to me.

What do you guys think?

Is the FBI out for revenge against the whistleblower?

Tell us in the comments section below.

Source: Just the News

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