In a Tuesday letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, criticized the agency after a whistleblower came forward saying it was "reclassifying" cases to reinforce the Democrats' narrative about the threat of domestic extremists, and moving away from other cases like child sex abuse.
"New whistleblower information reveals that the FBI is moving agents off of child sexual abuse investigations to instead pursue political investigations," the House Judiciary GOP, of which Jordan is a member, posted on Twitter on Tuesday with a copy of the letter. "The whistleblower recounted being told that ‘child sexual abuse investigations were no longer an F.B.I. priority.'"
In the letter, Jordan said a whistleblower notified him and other members of the committee that the upper management at the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office was "pressuring agents" to reclassify cases that did not meet the criteria as "domestic violent extremism" to further the left's narrative about the main threat to the country.
"New whistleblowers have come forward with concerning information about how the F.B.I. is deliberately manipulating the way case files related to Jan. 6 investigations are maintained in order to create a false and misleading narrative that domestic violent extremism is increasing around the country," the letter said. "The whistleblower alleged 'the F.B.I. has not followed regular procedure' with respect to Jan. 6 cases."
In the letter, Jordan said instead of the cases all going through the Washington field office, the information was being distributed to offices where the suspects live, giving the impression that it is a widespread problem, instead of an incident that happened at the U.S. Capitol alone to fit the "political narrative."
In addition, Jordan said agents are being told to re-prioritize cases, dropping investigations into things like child sex abuse, referring them to local law enforcement, in favor of Jan. 6 cases.
"Such a posture is not only a dereliction of the F.B.I.'s mission to investigate violations of federal laws but is a grave disservice to the victims of child sex abuse and other crimes that do not advance the F.B.I. leadership's political agenda," Jordan wrote.
During a televised interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Jordan said the agency was "cooking the books" to inflate the numbers of domestic extremist crimes.
"The way I view it, they are juicing the numbers and cooking the books," Jordan told Carlson on Monday night. "They are so focused on this they are willing to pull agency from child trafficking cases to foster this narrative that Joe Biden in front of Independence Hall with the red background, clenched fist talking about half of the country being extremists."
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