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FBI Uses Security Clearances to Manipulate Dissenting Employees

If you don't agree with the established narrative in the FBI, you can expect your security clearances to be suspended or even revoked.

In a concerning revelation, an FBI supervisory special assistant has blown the whistle on the bureau’s apparent politicization of the security clearance process. His accusations? That the FBI is using security clearances as a weapon to sideline and silence employees whose political or medical views don’t align with certain powerful echelons within the agency.

This whistleblower has documented troubling instances where the FBI‘s Security Division not only suspended but revoked the security clearances of individuals who dared to challenge the prevailing narratives. One such narrative surrounds the events of January 6, challenging the official story and thereby finding themselves in a bureaucratic limbo, stripped of their clearances and incomes, essentially coerced into silence.

The timing of the revocation of FBI Special Agent Steve Friend’s clearances, right before his testimony to Congress on the overemphasis on January 6 at the expense of other significant investigations, reeks of intimidation and manipulation. This misuse of power extends beyond individual cases, touching on broader issues like the bureau’s disproportionate response to the Capitol riot compared to the 2020 riots in Washington, D.C., where the FBI logged substantially fewer hours.

We Must Question the Integrity of Government Institutions

It’s an egregious tactic, exploiting the security clearance process to enforce ideological conformity and punish dissent. This is not the mark of a free society but the stain of a surveillance state, where loyalty to the party line trumps truth and justice. The fact that these actions are being defended or ignored by those at the top is a stark reminder of how deep the roots of corruption can go when oversight is weak and accountability is lacking. Adding insult to injury, the FBI‘s cozy relationship with groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, known for its skewed labeling of conservative and Christian organizations as “hate groups,” only compounds the sense of a justice system being weaponized against ideological opponents.

This saga unfolding within the FBI demands more than a cursory glance or a shrug; it requires a robust response from those in power and a recommitment to the principles of impartiality and fairness in our federal institutions. If not checked, these practices threaten the very fabric of our democratic society, turning the tools meant to protect us into weapons of political warfare.

Robert B. Chernin

Robert B. Chernin

Robert is a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser, and former radio talk show host. He studied political science at McGill University in Montreal and has spent over 25 years deeply involved in civic affairs at all levels. Robert has consulted on a variety of federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition.