An FBI whistleblower has alleged that top Bureau officials have been scheming to distort cases related to the Jan. 6 riot in an effort to “overstate” the threat of “domestic violent extremism” in America.
The whistleblower’s allegations against the FBI’s Washington Field Office have been revealed by Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
Jordan disclosed the unidentified whistleblower’s testimony in a letter addressed to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday.
The whistleblower alleges that the FBI office did not follow standard investigative practices for the January 6 cases.
They state that protocol was broken when the FBI moved the cases to various local Field Offices around the country based on where the case subjects were from.
Jan. 6 cases “should all be officially led by the WFO [Washington Field Office] and categorized as WFO cases,” according to the letter.
However, a “task force” dispatched instructions to open January 6 investigations to local field offices nationwide instead.
Those local offices received the cases, making it look as if they were conducting investigations on the cases.
But in reality, the Washington Field Office continued to conduct the bulk of the work, according to the letter.
The whistleblower told Jordan:
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.
In the letter, Jordan notes that “such an artificial case categorization scheme allows FBI leadership to misleadingly point to ‘significant’ increases in DVE threats nationwide.”
This misleading data supports a narrative being perpetuated by Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration.
The whistleblower also alleged that January 6 cases were inappropriately taking priority over other cases.
They cite an instance of being “told that child sexual abuse material investigations were no longer an FBI priority and should be referred to local law enforcement agencies,” according to the letter.
The 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 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 reported that one of these whistleblowers accused the embattled former Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Timothy Thibault, of being one of the senior officials at the agency who pressured agents to reclassify cases.
Thibault later resigned from the FBI, as Slay News reported.
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.”
He is also accused 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.
However, the Ohio Republican has repeatedly expressed dismay over the limited responses he has received from the FBI and Justice Department.
Jordan is expected to serve as chair of the Judiciary Committee next year, should Republicans take the House majority.
He 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.