On Friday, House Republicans released a report outlining whistleblower claims of FBI wrongdoing and politicization at the highest levels of the Justice Department, Fox News informed.
According to the GOP assessment, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is dysfunctional under the leadership of Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The FBI’s politicized bureaucracy is the problem, not the vast majority of front-line agents who serve our nation.
According to Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, this study is the first in-depth analysis of the FBI’s current issues, which jeopardize the agency’s core law enforcement mandate.
Whistleblower testimony that is included in the study describes the FBI’s Washington, D.C., leadership as “rotted at its heart.” They claim the bureau is plagued by “rampant corruption, manipulation, and abuse” and claim there is a “systematic culture of unaccountability.”
Some of the allegations have already been made public, including claims that the FBI is inflating data on domestic violent extremism to support the White House’s narrative about the threat to democracy or that counterterrorism investigators were given orders to look into parents who spoke up at school board meetings.
The FBI is allegedly aggressively trying to “purge” workers who have conservative opinions and those who disagree with “woke” diversity, equality, and inclusion measures, according to other reports.
The FBI’s “political intervention,” according to whistleblowers, is also “dragging the criminal side [of the Bureau] down” since resources are being “taken away” from investigating crimes. Investigations into child sexual abuse material, according to one whistleblower, “were no longer an FBI priority and should be forwarded to local law enforcement organizations,” he claimed.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, has discussed a number of these charges for months. The report includes the letters he and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued to the heads of the Justice Department and FBI demanding answers to the whistleblower charges they had received.