Short answer–I doubt it. But it is a legitimate question to raise because there are still some patriots serving within the ranks of the FBI who are beyond distraught over the gross politicization of their once proud, respected organization. Some of the men and women with 20 years in are simply counting days and hours until they can punch out. There is genuine, deep seated hatred for Christopher Wray and his coterie of lackeys eager to suckle on the teat of the Deep State.
The final straw for many in the bureau is the dishonest response to the January 6 swarm at the U.S. Capitol. For starters, the FBI had intelligence about Antifa’s plans to infiltrate the crowds of Trump supporters and incite violence. But the FBI also was manipulating some of the very groups labeled as “white supremacists”, e.g. the Proud Boys.
Proud Boy President, Enrique “Henry” Tarrio, we now know has been an FBI provocateur/informant since 2013:
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained by Reuters.
In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio’s own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling.
Tarrio, in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, denied working undercover or cooperating in cases against others. “I don’t know any of this,’” he said, when asked about the transcript. “I don’t recall any of this.”
This is an old ploy of the FBI. Use an informant or cooperator to infiltrate a group. Once inside that person can become the spark for enticing other members to commit criminal acts. For example, the “infiltrator” could start talking up the need to carry weapons to a protest and be prepared to fight an outside agitators, such as Antifa. He could even provide money and weapons to make it happen. Anybody who embraces the idea and agrees to act is now entrapped. Once the suckers are arrested and locked up the FBI gets to take a victory lap and claim it stopped terrorism. See how it works?
Was Tarrio used to set up Proud Boys at the Capitol on January 6? Was Tarrio the idea guy who encouraged actions that subsequently created legal risk for those who tried to carry them out. And Tarrio? He was conveniently out of the picture, having been arrested shortly after arriving in DC on January 4th and kept away from the mayhem at the Capitol.
Go to any website for any of their field offices and you will find a list of “things” that local agents have done. In most cases, it is with local LEOs because FBI has Z-E-R-O HUMINT abilities – if they cannot find it on a phone or a computer, they are lost and basically not interested.
It’s amazing to read their websites – they all must have very long arms to pat themselves on the back with so much vigor.
Ten years back, I provided them with evidence of bank fraud – and was told it “would not hold up in court”. Funny, I had the signatures of the perps on the documents transferring private assets to a bank, and the IRS documents showing the bank paying taxes on these same stock certificates, along with the bank actually listing these certificates in their asset register.
The FBI is as un-salvageable as the CIA. This is why two field agents I have known for over 20 years hung it up a decade ago – they were disgusted by raw perfidy all around them – their choice of word, not mine.
I guess we should not be surprised since J. Edgar was their ‘Big Daddy”….
“once proud, respected organization.”
Just when it stopped being proud and respected would be different for different people depending on when they found out about what really goes on. All the players, left and right, have been manipulated in this way and co-ordinated in a larger scheme.
I know that the author is in the know and the facts bear out his view of what they entail. It has become an increasing problem over the decades and again corroborates the view that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The end justifies the means and the rule of law is sidelined. We have a situation where a sort of Stasi (state security: the East German version, or worse the Gestapo (secret state police) can develop. It has been known for quite awhile that many if not most “terrorist” events in the US are in fact the result of provocations from operatives working for secret police agents.
This has been #1191 in the series: “Easy answers to obvious questions.”
That it is a federal crime to lie to the FBI illustrates just how deeply this nation has strayed from its former status as a nation of free people. I would say we are well past the tipping point and what our founders established cannot be regained. If we had not passed it by November 2020, we passed it on that date.
Why no follow-up on the bloody pigs heads delivered to both Pelosi and McConnell’s homes a few nights before the “riot”, along with the oh-so-careful sprawl of “graffiti” on Pelosi’s garage door but avoiding and damage to the brick walls.
And not a single surveillance camera on the entire block in this well-heeled San Francisco neighborhood showing the perpetrators?
The dogs that did not bark.
The Nashville bombing that destroyed a building and an RV was solved in hours. Case closed and stop asking what was in either one.
Nashville, yes. Perpetrated by A Q Warner (seriously?) the day after HRC tweeted about celebrating small-scale ways to “keep each other safe” – note the missing comma.
After Trump totally ignored Nashville, Hillary’s choice of New Years Eve poem was even more interesting. The Twitter ‘comms’ started with the WH account tweeting an Evergreen hanging 3 days before Christmas (odd, as the tree was delivered weeks before). Or maybe it’s all in my imagination.
“After Trump totally ignored Nashville”
You think Chris Wray told him the truth about that given what we know now about the FBI and January 6th?
No Fred, I do not, but others may have. The above exchange was what convinced me that Trump really was at war with the Clinton branch of the Deep State.
I agree. That’s why I convinced a number of people in MI to vote for Trump in 2016. I see on day 36 of the new administration we’re back to bombing Syria.
Trump had solid policy ideas and the big picture.
BUT, like most “big picture” people, a terrible manager and reader of people.
Chris Christy was removed from the transition team and 6 months later Trump took his recommendation for Wray at FBI.
What’s wrong with this picture?
A “big picture” guy surrounded by incompetents and back stabbers and not willing to make the really big move.
Tweeting about the swamp does not drain the swamp.
It just shows the swamp that Trump is all bark, no bite.
Now, we have Joe dementia and his America-hating, juvenile puppet masters.
We’re screwed both coming and going.
Why do we have a president (little p)? What does a congress (little c) do besides take’s one money for their personal slush funds, why do we have a congress?
A ‘justice’ department? A ‘bureau of investigation’? Today, both are nothing more than terms with little to no meaning, no substance. Both have become nothing more than a re-run of the old Max Sennett and his Keystone Film Company’s comedy shorts.
So the only person to recommend Wray as head of the FBI was Christie? I think not.
The Spygate gang returns to government power:
More on Biden’s Justice Department:
By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
February 27, 2021 6:30 AM
From the article:
[AG nominee Merrick Garland] emphasized that his top priority is domestic terrorism.
But not all domestic terrorism.
It is domestic terrorism as Democrats are defining it — viz., white supremacism, as instantiated by the rioting at the Capitol on January 6.
I’ve previously detailed how Democrats are laser-focused on domestic terrorism as a political narrative more than an enforcement priority.
If it were the latter, they would not be stressing white supremacism (used interchangeably with “neo-Nazism”) and soft-pedaling other iterations of insurrectionist violence —
particularly the radical Left’s still-ongoing mayhem, which dominated 2020 and is poised to surge next month when Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis cop charged with murdering George Floyd, is scheduled to be tried.
The Biden/Garland Justice Department will be in lockstep with the Democrats’ anti–white supremacism march …
[The] radical lawyer who ran the [Civil Rights] division during the original Obama presidency, Vanita Gupta, who is moving up in the world.
Gupta will be the Biden/Garland DOJ’s highly influential No. 3 official.
For Gupta, race is the full-field explanation for all that ails America.
Election integrity laws, such as requiring voter identification? Racist.
Broken-windows-style, intelligence-driven policing? Racist.
Police sharing of information on illegal aliens with ICE? Racist.
Police establishment of task forces against gang crime? Racist.
Police providing security at schools plagued by violence and crime? You guessed it . . . racist.