A former FBI whistleblower and retired special agent is urging Congress to protect those who are coming forward about the politicization of the agency, according to Just the News. The request comes after Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo to all personnel within the Department of Justice, informing them that they are not to communicate with Congress directly, but only at the discretion of the Office of Legislative Affairs.
“[N]o department employee may communicate with Senators, Representatives, congressional committees, or congressional staff without advance coordination, consultation, and approval by OLA [Office of Legislative Affairs],” the memo reads.
Bassem Youssef is a retired special agent during the 9/11 era who claims that something must be done when so many whistleblowers are coming forward. So far, at least 20 whistleblowers have communicated with Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson and Rep. Jim Jordan over concerns that the FBI has been biased and manipulated political investigations, including the agency protecting Hunter Biden by shutting down an investigation alleging “misinformation.” They also opened up a probe into the former president using sources from the leftist mainstream media.
“I hope to God that Congress takes note and protects them,” Youssef told the Just the News, Not Noise television show. “When you have one whistleblower on a major issue, I think we should take note. But when you have many whistleblowers, I think we have no choice but to take note and see what can be done about the issue.”
Youssef also criticized the FBI’s raid on Trump’s estate in Mar-a-Lago, saying that the matter could have been settled through negotiations. “This was escalated to a level, especially against a former president, that’s just not just unprecedented, but it was incredulous, really when you think about it,” he added.
Republican Senators Grassley and Johnson claim that if these whistleblowers are correct, then the FBI deliberately impeded a congressional investigation into Hunter Biden’s role sitting on the board of Burisma Holdings.