FBI whistleblowers have come forward with numerous examples of how the radicalized law enforcement arm of the Democratic Party has been rewarding ‘Woke’ agents with perks and gifts after they demonstrate their loyalty to the bureau’s left-wing agenda.
The Washington Times’ Kerry Picket this week blew the cover off the FBI’s unethical influencing of agents to subscribe to the radical left’s 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.”
“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. One female agent, Larissa Knapp, was rewarded with a top post at the Washington field office as a counterterrorism special agent in charge following the kneeling incident. She embraced those agents who chose to kneel for the BLM protest.
The Times report turns to an FBI whistleblower who 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 notes. “Ms. Knapp hugged each of the ‘kneeling agents’ for their action at the protest,” Mr. Seraphin said, adding that, “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.” 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,’” Mr. Seraphin recalled her saying.
Picket notes that the FBI disputed Ms. 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.
But 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, there were FBI agents on the other side of the partisan divide who were punished simply for showing support for President Trump.
After some FBI employees attended President Trump’s ‘Stop the Steal’ rally on Jan. 6, 2021, the bureau punished them by dismissing them from their posts and pulling 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.
This is how the FBI became a partisan asset of the Democratic Party. It is no longer strictly a ‘law enforcement’ agency, it is an agency for rewarding the party’s allies and punishing Americans who are on its ‘enemies list.’
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