(SNews) – Elon Musk has dropped a bombshell on Twitter as evidence mounts up against the FBI regarding the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
Musk called attention to a new report from investigative reporter Michael Shellenberger on Twitter.
Shellenberger’s report states: “FBI says it won’t release Jan 6 surveillance video because it would show too many undercover government agents and informants.”
“The FBI & Democrats say the whistleblowers who testified today are ‘a threat to our national security,’ but they’re not,” Shellenberger wrote.
“Rather they are honorable public servants who are being attacked for exposing abuses of power related to January 6.
“The FBI whistleblowers who testified before Congress today are not actually whistleblowers, say the FBI and Democrats.
“Rather, they are disloyal Americans who undermined investigations into the January 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.”
Shellenberger quoted Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI), the ranking member of the House weaponization subcommittee, who said:
“My [Republican] colleagues have brought in these former agents, men who lost their security clearances because they were a threat to our national security.”
“Who out of malice or ignorance or both have put partisan agenda above the oath they swore to serve this country.”
“But there is no evidence that any of the FBI whistleblowers are or were ever a threat to national security,” Shellenberger notes.
“One of them, Marcus Allen, won two medals fighting in Iraq and Kuwait,” he explains.
“Another, Garret O’Boyle, served in the Army in Iraq, worked as a police officer, and graduated with honors in criminology and law.
“Democrats pointed out that the FBI had revoked the security clearances of two whistleblowers, Allen, and Steve Friend, earlier this month.
“That news came in a letter that Christopher Dunham, the acting assistant director of the FBI, sent to the House Judiciary Committee last night.
“The FBI claimed that Allen ‘expressed sympathy for persons or organizations that advocate, threaten, or use force or violence, or use any other illegal or unconstitutional means, in an effort to prevent federal government personnel from performing their official duties.’
“But neither FBI nor Democrats presented evidence that Allen, Friend, or the other FBI whistleblowers who testified participated or even sympathized with the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building.”
Shellenberger quoted Allen, who testified:
“I was not in Washington D.C on January 6, played no part in the events of January 6, and I condemn all criminal activity that occurred.”
“Others suggested the FBI agents were exaggerating,” Shellenberger added.
Rep. Gerald Connolly told the whistleblowers:
“You all have employment grievances.”
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz also tried to smear the FBI whistleblowers, claiming:
“That doesn’t make you whistleblowers…
“We’re listening to sad tales of certain individuals.
“These individuals have been determined not to be whistleblowers.”
“But the FBI agents testifying followed the legally required whistleblower protocols within the FBI and were not fringe agents,” Shellenberger notes.
“Allen, for example, was the 2019 Employee of the Year for the Charlotte Field Office.
“Friend, a Special Agent at the FBI for eight and half years, O’Boyle, and Allen all said they made protected whistleblower disclosures and yet were retaliated against by the FBI.
“Allen was suspended without pay in January 2022.
“O’Boyle was transferred to a new unit, moved his family across the country, and was placed on an unpaid suspension the first day he arrived.
“For decades after the FBI was caught spying on Martin Luther King, Jr. and abusing its powers for political ends, Democrats emphasized strong constraints on domestic spying and the importance of whistleblowers.
“Now, Democrats are savaging these former public servants as threats to national security. Why is that?”
Elon Musk responded to Shellenberger’s report, saying:
“‘FBI says it won’t release Jan 6 surveillance video because it would show too many undercover government agents and informants.’
“Uhh … this is insane!!
“How many were there?
“I’m mean … just approximately.”
“FBI says it won’t release Jan 6 surveillance video because it would show too many undercover government agents and informants”
Uhh … this is insane!!
How many were there? I’m mean … just approximately.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 19, 2023