“Full Measure” host Sharyl Attkisson speaks with FBI whistleblower Stephen Friend who says he wants to report politically motivated investigations and operations during the 2020 election campaign, including an alleged entrapment plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer while she was running for re-election and investigating non-violent participants in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
“Stephen Friend says financial incentives rewarded FBI managers who built lots of cases under the heading of domestic terrorism,” Sharyl Attkisson reports.
About the January 6-related cases, he said: “I had sort of a mixed review. There were some violent actions by individuals that probably warranted criminal prosecution, but I also saw other cases where the individual was simply walking into the Capitol building with the permission of the Capitol Police officers. I told the FBI that very same fact and on occasion, there was surveillance video to support it.”
Friend is working with a nonpartisan whistleblower group, Empower Oversight. They’ve helped him submit formal complaints to the Inspector General, Office of Special Counsel, and Capitol Hill.
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