The recent finding of many sets of secret papers in various living and office locations of President Joe Biden provides ample ammo to those who have accused the FBI under the Biden administration of straying from law enforcement and entering politics. The materials date back to the White House of the Obama administration, when Biden was vice president and lacked declassification authority, and allegedly pertain to Hunter and Joe Biden’s ties to foreign problems such as the Ukraine.
Compared to the FBI search on the Trump family residence in Florida, during which investigators collected records destined for former President Trump’s presidential museum, Biden’s predicament appears to be understated by the whole government.
Just The News writes that a former FBI leader is now criticizing the organization for its political politics and other shortcomings. Chris Swecker, a former assistant director of the FBI, is urging the agency to stop its march toward politicization, arguing that the agency’s recent cultural shift is eroding its purpose and public trust.
“There’s been a seismic shift in the culture,” he told the “Just the News, No Noise” television show in an interview aired Monday night. “And it kind of got away from me. I saw it coming a little bit under [former Director Robert] Mueller, but it was not that pronounced because Mueller was fighting the fight to keep the FBI together, and he knew he had to make some changes and he had to bring in some outside elements. And it’s something that he absolutely had to do.”
Swecker stated that political influence inside the FBI increased under James Comey and Christopher Wray, Mueller’s successors. “That got out of hand, and then in comes Jim Comey, and he basically parachutes all these DOJ political appointees into the FBI, and slowly the culture shifts over Comey’s tenure,” he recalled. “And then under Chris Wray, it’s accelerated.”
Swecker, a former assistant director of the FBI who oversaw the Criminal Investigative Division, stated that as a result of changes to the hiring procedures, prospective agents are now chosen more on the basis of their philosophy and ideals than their commitment to uphold the rule of law.
He also blamed academia for openly indoctrinating American children. “I think the type of recruit they’re bringing in is more opinionated, more idealistic, more liberal — highly educated, more Ivy League,” he said. “And they tend to not just follow the facts. They tend to insert their own ideologies, their own opinions, because the indoctrination that’s taking place in the schools these days — if you’re virtuous and you’re highly educated, you can do everybody else’s thinking for them.”
Giving a prime practical example of where that indoctrination leads, Swecker said, “And you can decide that President Trump is not fit to be president, therefore we need to go after him. You can decide that domestic terrorists only exist on the right side of the political aisle, not on the left side of the political aisle. You can pick winners and losers. And that’s exactly what is happening inside the FBI.”
Swecker concluded by spelling out the consequences of the deepening politicization. “You see that some really, really good agents are leaving,” he said. “It’s no longer the ‘Let’s just follow the facts.’ I’m going to say that’s at the highest levels of the FBI, where we have these political appointees parachuting in. But I think it’s beginning to sort of percolate down to the street level as well,” Just The News reported.
Republicans have begun a series of inquiries in the House to determine whether federal law enforcement has been militarized, including whether the Biden and Trump secret document scandals have been treated differently.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Trump has decried what he feels is a double standard. When asked Monday about the classified document scandal during an interview with “Real America’s Voice” host David Brody, Trump said Biden is engaged in a “coverup.” “We have a much different situation,” Trump said. “I was president. I had the right to declassify as president. A vice president, as you know, you can’t do that … [Biden’s] under a very tough constraint … we have literally a fortress here — you could say it’s an armed fortress … and we were locked, and we were ready, and we had Secret Service … there at all times. CONTINUE READING…