Another FBI whistleblower has come forward to accuse the agency of having been heavily politicized against conservatives, making some shocking new revelations in the process.
In a two-part interview with talk show host and Fox News personality Dan Bongino, himself a former Secret Service agent, whistleblower Kyle Seraphin said the FBI is less of a federal law enforcement agency these days and is instead behaving more like an intelligence-gathering entity, spying on law-abiding Americans in order to advance a left-leaning political agenda, adding that thousands of agents and employees feel as though FBI leaders have betrayed them and their own oaths of office.
Seraphin told Bongino that agents are regularly ordered to spy on Americans with little or no justification while the agency’s supervisory ranks are replete with “inexperienced corporate climbers,” The Daily Wire reported. In addition, the whistleblower claimed that hundreds of agents who are exasperated and disgusted are nevertheless remaining with the bureau so they can collect their pensions.
“The number of guys who say, ‘I don’t agree with what’s going on here, but I’ve got three years to retire,’ it’s heartbreaking,” Seraphin, a five-year veteran and former member of the U.S. Air Force who has been suspended from the bureau without pay and is currently not able to find another job without quitting or first getting FBI permission.
The Daily Wire added that in a “poignant segment,” Seraphin recounted how he was sent to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., as part of his orientation as a new agent. He and the others were told that the only reason for the atrocity was that “minor government officials” who were supported by local and federal law enforcement took part.
“If anybody refuses to get with the program, it doesn’t happen,” he said. “The answer, ‘I’m just following orders,’ the Nuremberg piece, it doesn’t fly. We know better.”
He added that he was trying to adhere to that principle by coming forward to tell his story, but now he’s hypocritically being punished for doing so.
“We’re supposed to know that if they ask you to do something that is illegal, immoral, or unethical, following orders is not an excuse,” he said.
The suspended agent said he realized he was probably going to experience some retribution for refusing a COVID vaccine in late 2020 after coming down with the illness and then organizing hundreds of other agents and FBI employees to object to the mandate.
The Daily Wire notes further:
But last November, after Attorney General Merrick Garland in testimony to lawmakers denied that the Department of Justice was targeting education-activist parents with law enforcement tools reserved for terrorists, Seraphin says he blew the whistle. Seraphin, who previously worked in the bureau’s Washington field office but by last year was stationed in New Mexico, went to his local member of Congress with an email that had been widely circulated within the bureau. The email, he said, relayed Garland’s orders to use Patriot Act counterterrorism tools to target parents at school board meetings through a tag called “EDUOFFICIALS.”
The scandal blew up when it was revealed that the DOJ issued the orders after coordinating with the White House and the National School Boards Association to vilify as “domestic terrorists” parents who objected to the teaching of radical gender and race theories. The school board association later apologized as dozens of state members left in protest.
“That’s when you become part of political hatchet jobs, and I didn’t sign up for that, and nobody I know signed up for that either,” Seraphin said. “That’s not what people want to get involved in.”
In response, Bongino praised the suspended agent while predicting that a flood of other agents will start to come forward.
Recently, another whistleblower, Steve Friend, claimed that agents are under orders by supervisors who go all the way to the top to inflate the number of domestic terrorism cases. He was suspended as well after his name was leaked to the media.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has said at least 14 agents have contacted his office to date, lodging similar complaints of widespread politicization.