Last Updated on August 15, 2022
During an interview on Sunday evening, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) claimed that 14 FBI whistleblowers have contacted him with complaints about the politicization of the bureau. The following day, a week after Biden’s FBI raided the home of former President Donald Trump, Jordan sent letters to the attorney general, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the president’s assistant saying the Justice Department “has shattered” public confidence in the equal application of the law.
Fourteen FBI agents have come to our office as whistleblowers, and they are good people,” Jordan told Fox News on Sunday. “There are lots of good people in the FBI. It’s the top that’s the problem. But some of these good agents are coming to us, telling us this is baloney what’s going on—the political nature now of the Justice Department.”
Jim Jordan DROPS bombshell on FBI as 14 whistleblowers DROP what's REALLY going on in the FBI after MASSIVE political raid at Mar-a-Lago pic.twitter.com/cR97h71Ms3
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The FBI has been accused of targeting enemies of the political left since the 2016 Russian collusion probe. While Robert Mueller ultimately found that the Trump campaign was not in contact with the Russian government, the investigation was marred by FBI wrongdoing and conflicts of interest.
FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was charged after falsifying court documents relating to the Russian collusion investigation and subsequent surveillance. Clinesmith — the only federal official to be charged over the fraudulent probe — received probation earlier this year.
Congressman Jordan has previously claimed that FBI whistleblowers approached him with complaints in May. God bless them for doing it. Coming and talking to us about the school board issue, about a whole host of issues, I mean it’s becoming a well-worn trail of agents who say, ‘This has got to stop,’” Jordan said.
Jordan — a member of the House Freedom Caucus — has been a key supporter of election integrity efforts following the highly questionable 2020 election. His claims come just days after the FBI seized the cell phone of House Freedom Caucus leader Scott Perry (R-PA).
The Department of Justice informed Perry that he is not the subject of a federal investigation at this time, but they do appear interested in criminalizing 2020 election challenges. The FBI’s interest in Perry stems from his ties to former DOJ employee Jeffrey Clark, who Trump almost tapped as acting Attorney General in 2020.