In The News
March 10, 2023

Sharyl Attkisson

Empower Oversight’s President Tristan Leavitt has sent a letter to the Inspector General of the Department of Justice seeking confirmation that former FBI Special Agent Steve Friend’s concerns have not been “rejected” by the Inspector General’s office, contrary to mischaracterizations in widely trumpeted Congressional leaks attacking several whistleblowers.

In Friend’s whistleblower complaint to the Department of Justice inspector general, Friend alleged that the FBI has been manipulating case-file management in order to falsely inflate the threat of domestic terrorism, and using unconstitutional excessive force against political dissenters, specifically in the events surrounding January 6, 2021 events. Friend was ultimately suspended for refusing to participate in FBI raids on nonviolent January 6 suspects.

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