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Former FBI Agents Slam Agency for Politicization

'It's time to clean house and start over...'

(Corine GattiHeadline USAA group of former senior FBI agents were sounding the alarm about the bureau’s shift toward politicization.

The retired agents, each of whom served in the FBI for two decades, called out the agency on its alleged transgressions, beginning with the 2016 shenanigans of disgraced former FBI Director James Comey and several of his top “seventh-floor” surrogates including Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, and lawyers Lisa Page and James Baker

Though several were fired or forced out during the Trump administration, the culture has not improved under his replacement.

 “We agree privately and uniformly that [the] FBI is heading in the wrong direction and has been too entrenched with partisan politics, starting from Director Comey and intensified under Director Christopher Wray,” one agent who spoke on behalf of the group told the Daily Caller.

The statement served as a stark warning about the potential dangers of politicization within law enforcement agencies.

As the group noted, the FBI has traditionally been viewed as a nonpartisan agency, one that is committed to upholding the law regardless of political affiliations.

However, under the two-tiered justice system of current Attorney General Merrick Garland, it has become the de-facto attack-dog arm of the Biden administration, spurring some critics to call for the agency to be defunded or decentralized.

The group of ex-agents cited recent examples of weaponization including top-down corruption and manipulation of domestic violent extremism statistics, censorship of Americans by tech companies, and the suppression of vital information related to Hunter Biden and President Trump‘s homes.

Additionally, the retired agents told the news outlet, they related to Nicole Parker, an FBI special agent from 2010 to 2022, who shared her resignation letter with Fox News in January before testifying before the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, knowing that such actions often carried consequences within the bureau.

The group of former FBI agents is calling for a thorough investigation into the agency to restore the public’s trust.

“It’s time to clean house and start over,” they said, noting that the top two floors of the Hoover Building were filled with bureaucrats who are more concerned with their own advancement than serving justice.

“More FBI agents need to come forward, tell the truth and uncover the extent of the FBI’s weaponization,” the group said.

“Change only happens when we fight for it,” they continued. “I believe deeply that we need a reformed FBI. To address and fix the problems, we should first identify the problems.”

The bureau denied the allegations of being politically motivated in a statement to the Daily Caller.

The FBI stated it was “committed to protecting the American people from terrorism, violent crime, cyber threats and other dangers.”

They insisted that they, in fact, were the ones being victimized by political attacks simply for doing their jobs.

“Put quite simply: we follow the facts without regard for politics,” the statement claimed. “While outside opinions and criticism often come with the job, we will continue to follow the facts wherever they lead, do things by the book, and speak through our work.”

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