F.BI whistleblower Allegations of abuse within the agency surfaced this week with the backing of House Republicans. created a report On their claims that there is politicized “corruption” at the top of law enforcement.
Three witnesses, FBI agents Stephen Friend and Garrett O’Boyle, and FBI personnel operations expert Marcus Allen, testified before Congress on Thursday The agency retaliated for admitting the whistleblower’s allegations.
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“The FBI will crush you,” O’Boyle, who is suspended from the FBI, told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Weaponization.
However, the FBI denied retaliation and issued a letter before the hearing, alleging that both the friend and Allen had been assaulted. stripped of security clearance For actions surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot investigation.
Democrats refused to recognize the witnesses as legitimate whistleblowers, instead calling them “people who lost their clearance because they were a threat to national security,” said Stacy of the Virgin Islands Democratic Party. Plaskett said.
Looming in Washington this week was the prospect of the government default By June 1 without Congressional action. Debt ceiling talks continue between President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (Republican, California) as Republicans seek concessions on spending cuts in exchange for increased government borrowing powers.
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Below are scenes captured during the week of May 15, 2023 by Washington Examiner Photographer Graham Jennings.
FBI whistleblower testifies In front of Rep. Jim Jordan’s Weaponization Committee
Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan wins Comes with an official portrait of the Capitol
former SVB executive testifies In Congress on bank failures
McCarthy rally the republican party Behind the debt ceiling talks with Biden
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