Unpacking the Weaponization of the FBI
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Unpacking the Weaponization of the FBI
Ever since changes were made after 9/11, the FBI has become a political weapon, used to beat ideological opponents into submission. For the sake of truth and justice, we must pray for reform.
From WORLD. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is America’s premiere law enforcement agency. It boasts sweeping investigative authority in many areas, ranging from domestic terrorism to civil rights. It’s also an intelligence agency and can apply for warrants to wiretap American citizens via the special court set up by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Given these vast powers, the FBI could inflict enormous harm if weaponized for political ends.
Critics say that’s already happened. …
Jim Long’s phone pinged. Long, a retiree living in Mission Viejo, Calif., received a simply worded text message about the agency he once worked for.
“The FBI is corrupt,” the text said.
The message came from a former colleague and friend who had just retired. Confused, Long wondered what had happened. It took him less than 30 seconds on his computer to discover the cause of his friend’s cryptic text: Dozens of federal agents had surrounded another home, at an address with a bit more prestige than the Houcks’: Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump’s South Florida estate.
“My first response was, ‘This is a terrible day for democracy,’” says Long, who served in the FBI from 1998 to 2018. But he was not surprised. “I saw it coming.”
Long is among a group of retired agents who say the FBI is already both politicized and weaponized. They trace the roots of these problems to the massive reorganization undertaken by former Director Robert Mueller after 9/11. Citing an avalanche of intelligence failures leading up to the attacks, critics demanded reform. Mueller decided the answer was centralized control from Washington, D.C.
For most of its history, FBI operations revolved around 56 field offices. Mueller’s predecessor, Director Louis Freeh, started his career as an FBI field agent and supported the agency’s long-standing office-of-origin system. …
Mueller, by contrast, was a former federal prosecutor who had never served in the FBI. That showed in the way he approached the reorganization, Long says. “Mueller felt like headquarters knew better than anybody, and he did not trust the agents on the streets of any field office.”
Mueller created what are called flying squads, Long says: “When there was a big case, he would fly a squad in from headquarters rather than use the boots on the ground.”
Long emphasizes that his views are his own and do not represent the FBI, but he is not alone in his thinking. Kurt Siuzdak, who retired from the FBI last year, now runs a law firm representing FBI whistleblowers. He says Mueller began hiring non-FBI agents for important functions such as liaising with the public and with congressional offices. The end result of his reorganization was a cultural shift within the agency. “The politics became more important than real world investigative experience,” Siuzdak says. …
These trends accelerated under Mueller’s successor, James Comey, who took office in 2013. Three retired agents interviewed for this story all pinpointed a single day when they knew the FBI had lost its way: July 5, 2016.
That was the day Comey announced Hillary Clinton would not be prosecuted over her private email server. …
It’s normal for politics to influence the FBI’s work to some extent. …
But while a limited degree of politicization is perhaps unavoidable, managers at FBI headquarters have in recent years crossed new lines.
Take, for instance, Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI’s investigation into possible links between Russia and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. In a lengthy report, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz describes some of the abuses committed during that operation: Agents failed to follow the most basic procedures and misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court in its application for a wiretap warrant. …
More recently, the FBI’s Washington headquarters has been running the investigations into the events of Jan. 6, 2021. Nearly 1,000 people have been prosecuted for various crimes connected with that day. The House whistleblower report says the D.C. headquarters asked field offices to open cases related to Jan. 6 but in reality are running every aspect of the investigation. This runs contrary to standard practice. According to the report, one whistleblower said, “The manipulative case file practice creates false and misleading crime statistics. Instead of hundreds of investigations stemming from a single black swan incident at the Capitol, FBI and DOJ officials point to significant increases in domestic violent extremism and terrorism around the United States.”
Put plainly, whistleblowers say the FBI is cooking the books to exaggerate the threat of domestic terrorism.
Siuzdak agrees in principle that only a small fraction of Jan. 6 protesters meant harm, but the Capitol melee still broke his heart. Siuzdak was working at the FBI office in New Haven, Conn., that day. “I was in tears,” he says. He believes FBI agents in D.C. should have gone out to defend the Capitol. Still, Siuzdak considers current DOJ prosecution of Jan. 6 offenders overkill. “There were definitely people in that group actively seeking to do something bad. They had helmets and they had bottles of mace and they were in formation. Those people are dangerous.”
While such people should face criminal charges, he says, the majority were mere trespassers. …
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(Excerpt from WORLD. Photo Credit: Canva)
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Father God, bring more grassroots FBI agents forward as whistleblowers until the critical mass of agents with integrity overcomes the numbers of those who are abusing their power. Let those in positions of power to bring about reform or to hold the evildoers accountable step forward courageously. Oh, Just Judge of the Universe, bring the release of those who have been unlawfully held who were not guilty of criminal behavior in relation to 1/6/21. And bring any evil schemes related to that day to light to ensure that justice is applied correctly. God have mercy on us!
Lord, the faithful saints have their eyes on You and are eagerly awaiting the plans you have for the Church to participate in the awakening of your people. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. Satan has already been defeated. Help your people to see that and lay down our lives at your feet to use us as you desire. Our hearts are filled with Your mighty love and grace that you have so freely given to us. We rebuke the spirit of fear and stand on Your Word. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear Your heartbeat for this nation. This is our finest hour with Your Holy Spirit’s help. Thank you, Lord, for you are greater than any man or evil spirit. We look to You! Amen.
The message is loud and clear: The FBI is corrupt. Boundaries have been crossed and violated by persons full of pride. God your kingdom come and your will be done .
Heavenly Father, You are the God of truth and justice. You give wisdom, knowledge and understanding. You are the God of integrity guarding the paths of justice and preserving Your saints. We call upon Your name to restore these things which have been distorted, misused and maligned. As we seek forgiveness as a nation, incline Your ear to our plea and dismantle false towers of power/agencies that have been led astray by pridefulness, greed and evil acts. Place Your chosen representatives to serve in positions of authority under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Continue to expose corruption, refute the lies and convict the evil actors. We pray for salvation for those who have gone astray, draw them to Yourself and establish Your kingdom of true authority to reign. In Jesus’ majestic name. Amen.
Heavenly father I pray for our country as it is progressively falling into a cesspool of sin. We are reaping the results of God being taken out of our country and out of our lives and until we have a move of God; in other words a Great Awakening, this nation will continue down the path that it is now on and nothing but trouble is in our future. Help the Congress of the United States to call upon you and to seek you for Direction that this nation desperately needs.
Father, we pray you end the corruption of our government agencies, especially those causing harm on innocent Americans.
Abba Father, I pray for all leaders in our government and all our spiritual leaders that they turn to you humble themselves before you to repent of their sins and put you back in our government, churches, homes, businesses, school, and our communities where you belong.in Jesus name. Amen
It’s very obvious that the extremism is actually coming from Washington DC. In fact I see and hear a lot of things that points to the J 6 event being orchestrated by those in the Government agencies. It’s a sad thing that the Government that was started BY The People and For The People has been overthrown. There needs to be a house cleaning and I seriously hope Congress is up to the task.
Defund, disband the FBI and start all over.
Father we come be before you with our hearts crying out to you to bring and end to this evil
In the previous name of your son Jesus
Yes, we cry out. Father, end this evil. But we also speak for the success of ending the evil. We speak light over our government to bring righteousness. And we praise your name for what you doing in answer to our prayers.
Prayers for all leaders of our country and the world. FBI agents bow before our Lord and confess to all wrong they have committed against our country, our Christian leaders and citizens. I prayed. Amen
The FBI coordinated Jan 6th. They and the Capital Police encouraged the people to come in. The Unselect Committee is a farce! praying for exposure and justice!
God please root out corruption and give boldness to the agents still working there who know this is wrong. Please bring reform quickly.
Declaring “Your Kingdom come Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven in the FBI today and the days ahead. Thank you Father Your bringing Your ways as in Isaiah 26:9 “My skull yearns for You in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgements come upon the earth, the people of the world will learn righteousness, though grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they on doing even and regard not the majesty of the Lird”. 🙌 have Your way Lord! Amen 🙏
Politics have made the FBI into a ravenous shark to destroy us within while international terrorism gets away with destroying us without.
Dear God, cleans the FBI of all it’s evil powers. Change the FBI into an honorable branch of our government. We ask of this in the name of your son Jesus.
Lord protect the whistleblowers and those who come forward with the truth of the weaponization by the FBI against our fellow citizens and those who believe in our constitution and it’s precepts which have been keeping the USA safe for centuries. Protect those who protect and defend the honest whistleblowers and keep evil from thriving in our government. In Jesus’s name we pray.
The American Stasi. How could we expect any less? With Alumni like Comey and likes of J. Edgar (MARY) Hoover, what do you expect? The FBI is nothing more than another Demroid weapon that is way beyond its shelf life. If you want to defund something, DEFUND THE FBI.
Father, the FBI needs reform, but real reform can only come from changed hearts. As You did in the Welsh revival, do so within the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, both of which have become too large and too oppressive. Thank You, Father, for whistleblowers coming forward. Lord, open the eyes of our legislators to tear down organizational structures that have become too powerful. Make our government smaller. Invade the hearts of every person in these organizations so that their worldview is changed to Biblical thinking. All for Your glory and for the saving of this nation You created. Amen.
WHAT is the “spirit” behind the politics within the FBI? Leftist Marxism with an emphasis on “globalism – Tower of Babel” which is anti-Christ in nature. The same FBI that ran the “entrapment” in the Governor of Michigan case also ran the same “entrapment operation” on January 6th 2021. Spiritual Warfare has come to the ekklesia – time to “Armour up” and “put on CHRIST” and look to the LORD for intercessory strategies to combat the advancements of Baal, Jezebel, Mammon, Molech, idolatry of all kinds (Colossians 3:5) inspired by anti-Christs. Sometimes the ekklesia is so focused on “the Anti-Christ” we overlook the “many anti-Christs” doing the “leg work” (1st John 2:18-19) including “church infiltrators”. Watchmen take your posts!!!🔥😇🙏🏽🇺🇸
Father expose expel and break the demonic stronghold over 3 letter agencies in US. Any beauracracy that is doing ungodly work raise up and protect the whistle blowers i pray. John 8:32
On todays episode of Give Him 15 Dutch Sheets related to listeners a book by Eric Metaxas about th American church.. Quite frightening actually but we’d better consider and pray diligently regarding our FBI. Please check it out
I have been giving away these books. probably up to 50 now. most relevant book for believers who walk in the fear of God and not man.
I have a friend who is a traveling nurse. She leaves copies of this book in coffee shops, and little libraries (as well as books by Mark Hitchcock, Erwin Luther, Billy Crone, and others).
Father God, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, I pray that you will protect the law abiding people of the USA. Please remove from power all of those who seek to benefit financially while in those positions. Remove the wealth of those who are no longer in power but have illegally gained much being ‘’public servants’’ to those who rightfully reside in this once great nation. Please destroy the dominance of the Chinese who want to rule the world, and not in a benevolent way. Remove the presence of Chinese nationals in many different countries who seek to establish a police state and have a presence in those countries…Curtail the power of V. P. going forward. Thank you for destroying the evil you see but that we may not realize you’ve been working on. Punish and destroy those who have in the past have had leadership positions and abused it. The power they’ve given to create these super agencies. Destroy those who have benefited financially from a position of authority of governing the rightful citizens and legal aliens of this American country. Those who have created the power given to the FBI, the CIA, the IRS and any other alphabet agencies I may have missed. Heavenly hosts protect these people who rightly live in the USA. Please take away the over reaching powers that the government and high ranking men and women have instituted to use to take control and take away our freedoms. Take away their power over us that they have obtained illegally and through subterfuge. Lord, your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. In the end, they will be dealt with. It is the interim that needs to lead to the eventual destruction of them and all like them, for all eternity. We ask that you give us the strength to endure and strength to continue to pray that your will be done on Earth. We need you! Amen
I heartily agree with your wonderful prayer. Amen and Amen
It already has. Please dear Lord help us.
Dear & king of the Universe with the full power of you who created this world & every human being with all of the Holy Family I pray that you will remove all the weaponization of every City & State government agency , strip the powers of all of the corrupt American paid elected officials who have gone bad past & present who have gone bad, as well al all Foreign Nationals who have abused their entrance to the USA with the endangerment of all of their children who have conducted themselves as if they are lawless every human being has laws, to respect one another & one another property past & present . Expose all corrupt American elected officials as well as corrupt Foreign presidents who have not done their jobs, to replace them with good public servants so that not only American citizens but people of foreign country’s can live peacefully in their own foreign Country’s with their children to receive their benefits with the Foreign Aid Americans send to their President so they do not steal from others /Americans what is rightfully belonging to /Americans or anyone else Americans, I pray you strip Vladimir Putin of his powers, to end the Ukraine war, so the people of Ukraine can live in peace with their own President & economy .Remove any & all tyrants, communists Spies, terrorists , socialist out of this universe to never survive another day destroying this universe ever again Strip Mr. G. Soros of his greed & power destroying American elections for good so that another life will never be lost due to his destruction . do not allow any American paid official disrespect his Oath of office , nor another American citizen be abused, mistreated or cheated out of rights , benefits or justice to be done due to wrong doing past or present. Hold Accountable corrupt elected officials in the Deep state regardless of color nobody is above the law . bring full monetary compensation to Americans who got hurt on the job by their employers both medical & financial with out harming the American citizens due to spiteful misconduct any further . Dear lord those on Social Security Whom are American citizens have paid their taxes they should not be paying any further taxes due to improper leadership I place Americans in your hands. I ask all Foreign Nationals be placed back in the hands of their own leaders , where they were born to be cared for with the aid Americans have sent to their own country. Please place a full National Security & fully fund all border walls where necessary to end pandemics Drug cartels & the entrance of illegal guns, etc so the USA becomes energy independent for good. Amen , I thank you Lord & all of the holy Family & guardian Angles for all of your help protection I have faith you will be at Avery Americans side