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October 3, 2022

Just the News

President of Empower Oversight Whistleblowers and Research, Jason Foster, discusses the mistreatment of whistleblowers and their families when they come forward.

“The FBI is notorious for retaliating against whistleblowers,” Jason Foster told the “Just the News, Not Noise” show Monday. “They’re just getting smarter at it by using security clearances as a pretext.”

FBI special agent Steve Friend is a whistleblower who spoke out against wrongdoing regarding the January 6 Capitol riot and as a result, he was suspended from his position.

According to Foster, Friend’s wife had her account suspended on Facebook for merely having sent a private message. 

“What’s been reported to me is that his wife sent a private message to someone who had reached out through an intermediary and asked if there was any way that they could be helpful to Steve given what he was going through,” Foster explained. 

“Within 30 minutes, her Facebook account was was suspended,” Foster explained. “She identified herself in the private message as Steve’s wife.”

Part of the reason Friend spoke out against the FBI was that he believed the January 6 investigations were violating constitutional rights. 

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