An FBI Whistleblower has made Claims that the FBI Supressed his Investigations into Former President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani – Whistleblower Protections are needed. Find out more
A veteran FBI counterintelligence agent has claimed that his supervisor ordered him to stop investigating both former President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giulani, as well as to cut off contact with any sources who reported on corruption by associates of Trump, according to a whistleblower complaint.
As originally reported by Insider, the agent, who served over a decade as a special agent for the FBI, including a run in Russia-counterintelligence, said in a statement that his bosses interfered with his work in “a highly suspicious suppression of investigations and intelligence gathering”, aimed at protecting some “politically active figures” who were connected to Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs.
Those figures, according to the statment, included people “in the White House and any former or current associates of President Trump”.
The statement, prepared for the Senate Judiciary Committee, was allegedly leaked and posted in mid-July. It has since been obtained by sources such as Insider, its authenticity has also been verified.
The whistleblower claims that he was motivated by a desire to improve the FBI, which he says is “essential, as imperfect as it is” due to its power to “hold policy makers accountable” regardless of their political leanings.
In an interview with Insider he made claims about whistleblowiing retaliation from the FBI, where he is still employed, and is currently attempting to seek whistleblower protections from congress. He wishes to remain anonymous.
The whistleblower, in an interview with Insider, claimed that he was finally ordered to stop investigating Giuliani and the rest of the Trump White House in August 2022; after months of what he said were persistent efforts to slow and get in the way of his work.
The agent also claims that in early 2022, the FBI ordered that the informant who had given the best intelligence on Giuliani be cut off from further FBI contact. These experiences, among others, were part of what compelled him to share what he knows with Congress. Not to damage the FBI and its reputation, but to improve it and correct public misconception. “There are people in the FBI who are biased,” he said. “But the bureau itself has integrity. It’s necessary”.
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