Former representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, called on FBI agents in Friday’s tweet to oppose superiors who are abusing their power.
“The time has come for all good FBI agents to stand against any boss who misuses his power to att*ck political opponents.” Gabbard he wrote.
Gabbard also shared an article published in Post office in New York on FBI special agent Steve Friend, who filed a complaint with an informant on Wednesday, saying the agency had exaggerated claims of internal terrorism and used the investigation into the Capitol riots of January 6, 2021 to att*ck conservatives.
A friend allegedly refused to participate in the raids related to the January 6 investigation, according to Post office in New York column. He was suspended from the agency on Monday in Florida.
On Twitter, Gabbard said FBI officials should take up the Friend case.
“Follow the example of a Friend who has put aside self-interest for our democracy. The loyalty of every FBI / law enforcement officer must be to the Constitution / Americans, ”wrote the former congresswoman.
Newsweek he contacted Gabbard and the FBI for comments.
After the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago in August as part of an investigation into classified material mishandling, some conservatives att*cked federal law enforcement officials.
In post on your social networkTruth Social, Aug. 27. Trump asked, “When the great agents and others in the FBI say, ‘we are not going to put up with this anymore,’ as they did when James Comey read the list of all Crooked Hillary Clinton crimes, only to say that no a reasonable public prosecutor will not prosecute. ‘
“The great FBI guys went completely crazy, so Comey had to step back and run a FALSE INVESTIGATION to stop them. We won the final result in 2016 (and MUCH better in 2020!). But now the “Left” has lost its mind !!! “Trump added.
Other Republicans defended the FBI after the raid on Mar-a-Lago. In August, an Illinois Republican representative Adam Kinzinger accused Trump supporters of increasing violent threats against the FBI following law enforcement action.
“It’s obviously ridiculous about what the ex-president did about saying,” This is an att*ck on my house, I didn’t do anything wrong, “and of course, from what we know, it certainly seems there are good reasons for the FBI. it did what it did, ”Kinzinger said in an interview with CNN.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, also defended the FBI in August, saying that “if the GOP is to be a law enforcement supporter, law enforcement includes the FBI.”
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