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Three FBI whistleblowers have said that the FBI’s handling of cases has created false and inaccurate crime statistics.
The FBI’s Washington Field Office has used cases to “overstate” the “domestic violent extremism” (DVE) threat in America.
In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, a whistleblower wrote that the FBI did not follow standard investigative protocol on January 6.
The letter stated that the January 6 cases “should all be officially led by the WFO [Washington Field Office] and categorized as WFO cases. but instead, a “task force” dispatched instructions to open investigations to local field offices nationwide.”
The Washington Field Office conducted most of the work, making it look like the local offices were handling the cases.
United States Rep. Jim Jordan wrote in a letter, “The manipulative casefile practice creates false and misleading crime statistics. Instead of hundreds of investigations stemming from a single, black swan incident at the Capitol, FBI and DOJ officials point to significant increases in domestic violent extremism and terrorism around the United States.”
Jordan also noted, “Such an artificial case categorization scheme allows FBI leadership to misleadingly point to ‘significant’ increases in DVE threats nationwide,” supporting a narrative perpetuated by the Biden administration.
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he whistleblower allegation comes after at least two other whistleblowers indicated to Jordan in July that FBI officials were pressuring agents to reclassify cases as domestic violent extremism despite there being limited evidence to do so.
Jordan’s office clarified to Breitbart News that the latest revelation about January 6 cases specifically came from a new whistleblower, meaning at least three FBI whistleblowers have now come forward to Jordan about the FBI inflating domestic violent extremism case numbers.
In July, Breitbart News first reported that one of these whistleblowers accused embattled former Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault, who later resigned from the FBI, of being one of the senior officials at the agency who pressured agents to reclassify cases.
Thibault is also under investigation for potentially violating the Hatch Act and has been accused by whistleblowers of shutting down a line of investigation into “derogatory Hunter Biden reporting” and of handling investigations, including those on election-related matters, inconsistently.
Thibault retained legal counsel upon his resignation and released a statement through his counsel that denied some allegations against him while ignoring others.
Jordan demanded numerous communications and other documents from Wray in Monday’s letter about the latest whistleblower allegation, although the Ohio Republican has repeatedly expressed dismay over the limited responses he has received from the FBI and Justice Department.
Jordan, who is expected to serve as chair of the Judiciary Committee next year should Republicans take the majority, has vowed to investigate what he describes as the politicization of the FBI based in part on the well over a dozen whistleblower allegations he has fielded from the agency.
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