FBI is ‘purging’ staffers with conservative viewpoints and retaliating against whistleblowers

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Joe Biden’s socialist-globalist handlers don’t want anyone at the Federal Bureau of Investigations going out of lockstep so they are implementing a ‘purge’ in the ranks. That’s according to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan.

Democrats have the FBI on a continuous witch hunt into anything that former President Trump does or has done or said, yet the same isn’t true when it comes to Hillary Clinton’s “lost” emails, or Hunter Biden’s laptop(s). The politicized FBI is working overtime to damage the opponents of socialism and globalism ahead of the midterm elections.

Conservatives and whistleblowers who have exposed political bias are being purged from the FBI, says Jordan.

According to Fox News, Jordan wrote to FBI executive assistant director of the Human Resources branch Jennifer Moore on Thursday, highlighting cases of alleged retaliation and asking her to sit for an interview with Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee.

‘During the course of this investigation, we have received protected whistleblower disclosures that the FBI is engaging in a “purge” of employees with conservative views by revoking their security clearances and indefinitely suspending these employees,’ Jordan explained to Moore.

The letter was sent to her because ‘many of the formal notices’ had been signed by her.

He told Moore he had information suggesting she ‘retaliated against at least one whistleblower who has made protected disclosures to Congress.’

That specific whistleblower, Jordan relayed to Fox News, “shared information with the committee notifying them about the Justice Department’s efforts last fall to set up a threat tag label against parents to identify threats at school board meetings against faculty and to then “prosecute them when appropriate.””

“As we informed Director Christopher Wray, we take whistleblower retaliation seriously and we therefore require that you appear for a transcribed interview as soon as possible,” Jordan said.

The FBI said it does not punish employees for expressing their views and nor does it retaliate against whistleblowers.

“The FBI does not target or take adverse action against employees for exercising their First Amendment rights or for their political views; to allege otherwise is false and misleading,” an FBI spokesperson told Fox News. “The FBI is required to follow established policies and procedures, to include a thorough investigation, when suspending or revoking a security clearance.”

According to the FBI it “takes very seriously its responsibility to FBI employees who may make protected disclosures under the whistleblower regulations.”

“FBI employees who report evidence of wrongdoing through a protected disclosure are protected from retaliation,” the spokesperson went on.

As a condition of employment, FBI employees must maintain Top Secret clearances.

In an interview with Fox News, a government official said that security clearance eligibility is determined by Executive Order (E.O.) 12968: Access to Classified Information. In accordance with that order, the adjudication process ensures that those granted access to classified information are individuals “…whose personal and professional history affirmatively indicates loyalty to the United States, strength of character, trustworthiness, honesty, reliability, discretion, and sound judgment, as well as freedom from conflicting allegiances and potential for coercion, and willingness and ability to abide by regulations governing the use, handling, and protection of classified information.”

The official told Fox News that in deciding whether or not a person should retain a security clearance, the FBI is obligated to follow the guidelines which were established for all United States Government civilian and military personnel, consultants, and contractors who require access to national security information.

Those guidelines state that “any doubt concerning personnel being considered for national security eligibility will be resolved in favor of the national security.”

Jordan said that FBI whistleblowers have told the committee that Moore has been “involved with the security clearance revocations for those employees targeted for their conservative views.”

Jordan went on to say that those FBI employees had told him and other Republicans on the committee that there is pressure inside the FBI to designate cases as “domestic violent extremism.”

In addition, Jordan said he has been informed by whistleblowers that the FBI has been “pulling agents off of child trafficking cases to focus on this political narrative that you see.”

“We refer to that as juicing the numbers—its pressure that is existing at the FBI to satisfy this narrative from President Biden, where he called half the country fascist and extremist,” Jordan stated, referencing Biden’s remarks about “MAGA Republicans” threatening democracy.

“Jordan said that under Title 5 of the United States Code, once a whistleblower makes a protected disclosure, an agency is prohibited from retaliating against the employee for that disclosure by taking or failing to take a personnel action,” Fox added.

Jordan said that “the law is clear.”

“You don’t retaliate against whistleblowers,” Jordan continued. “We’ve had multiple agents come to us, and tell us about just how political the Justice Department has become.”

When asked how the FBI learned that employees claimed whistleblower status and met with Congress, Jordan said it was unclear, and said the FBI likely would say suspensions were due to something “unrelated.”

Both the Justice Department and the FBI are under the legislative and oversight jurisdiction of the House Judiciary Committee. As part of his oversight, Jordan said Moore’s testimony was “necessary.”.

He also requested that Moore and the FBI preserve all existing and future records and materials related to the subjects discussed in his letter.

“You should construe this preservation notice as an instruction to take all reasonable steps to prevent the destruction or alteration, whether intentionally or negligently, of all documents, communications, and other information, including electronic information and metadata, that are or may be responsive to this congressional inquiry,” Jordan’s letter demanded.

“Step back and view it in context—this is all happening in addition to the FBI raiding the home of a former president; in addition to the FBI taking the phone of a sitting member of Congress; in addition to the Democrats and Joe Biden passing legislation which is going to unleash 87,000 IRS agents on we the people, we the taxpayers,” Jordan explained.”So, when you view it in context, it’s almost like, just when you think it can’t get worse, they ratchet it up another level.”

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