Several FBI whistleblowers have come forward to expose the politicization of the Bureau, revealing that the federal agency “rewards” agents for being “woke.”
Federal Bureau of Investigation insiders reportedly told The Washington Times that the politicization of the FBI is being implemented by the promotion of liberal agents into positions of authority.
Meanwhile, agents who support conservative causes face punishment or dismissal.
The whistleblowers warn that the politicization of agents institutionalizes a liberal bias in the upper ranks of the FBI while transforming the nation’s premier law enforcement agency into a radicalized arm of the Democratic Party.
The insiders blew the whistle to The Washington Times’s Kerry Picket, who has lifted the lid on the FBI’s increasingly leftist agenda.
“In one high-profile example, an FBI agent on duty demonstrated solidarity with Black Lives Matter marchers in Washington by ‘taking a knee’ as the protesters passed,” Picket writes.
“The agent was rewarded with a promotion to a supervisor rank.”
According to Picket, the promotion of the pro-BLM agent inspired other agents to “get woke” in an effort to advance their careers.
“The BLM march in Washington in 2020 was part of protests and riots that swept the country in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis,” she recounts.
“Some law enforcement officers began kneeling with BLM protesters in Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles; Coral Gables, Florida; Buffalo, New York; and elsewhere.”
Picket discusses an incident when on-duty agents in FBI gear “took a knee” for BLM protesters in Washington.
Following the kneeling incident, one female agent, Larissa Knapp, was rewarded with a top post at the Washington field office as a counterterrorism special agent in charge.
After moving up the ranks, Knapp embraced those agents who joined her in kneeling for the BLM protest.
One FBI whistleblower details incidents where he directly witnessed acts of partisan recruitment at the bureau.
“FBI whistleblower Kyle Seraphin, who has been suspended from his job at the bureau, said he witnessed Ms. Knapp shower praise on the agents when all the employees gathered in the conference room of the assistant director in charge to discuss ‘presence patrols’,” the report reveals.
“Ms. Knapp hugged each of the ‘kneeling agents’ for their action at the protest,” Seraphin said.
“He said he shook his head in disbelief before Ms. Knapp yelled at him.”
“So she focused her tirade about how ‘they were heroes … saved lives and they did the right thing’,” he recalled.
Seraphin recalls Knapp telling the other agents:
“I called [Director Christopher A. Wray] to say how proud I was they de-escalated things [a potentially violent incident]. I don’t want to see anyone looking sideways at them.”
Picket notes that the FBI disputed Knapp raising her voice.
The FBI Agents Association (FBIAA), a private association, told The Times it provided gift cards of “modest value” and personal notes to those agents for “exercising their professional judgment to diffuse a tense situation and avoid violence.”
“Our efforts in support of these Agents had nothing to do with supporting any group or movement. Outreach like this to Agents is a normal course of action when the FBIAA wants to show support for members, and I wanted to show support for these members after a challenging situation,” FBIAA President Brian O’Hare told The Times in a statement.
However, a former FBI official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, backed up the assessment that the agents’ actions were inappropriate.
“Some people were like, ‘That’s pretty disgraceful what they did. We’re not supposed to take sides,’” the former official said.
Interestingly, the insiders reveal that there were FBI agents on the other side of the partisan divide.
The whistleblowers stated that agents were punished simply for showing support for President Donald Trump.
After some FBI employees attended Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, 2021, the bureau punished them by dismissing them from their posts and stripping them of their security clearances.
“The entire world has changed in the last year and a half after June 6 [sic, Jan. 6], and news started to come out about FBI employees who simply attended a rally having their clearances pulled,” one former FBI employee said.
The insiders concluded that the general view among FBI leadership is that far-left rioters are “heroes” while supporters of President Trump are “insurrectionists.”