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Former Agent: There Are Two FBIs

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In a shocking new opinion piece published by Fox News, a former special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) detailed why she recently left the agency.

Nicole Parker worked on the top floor of the World Financial Center in New York City when the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, unfolded.

While she and her colleagues at Merrill Lynch safely evacuated, they witnessed the destruction and terror that day up close.

Soon after, Parker “vowed to God” that she would “give back and serve” her country. She did so by leaving her job in finance and applying to become a special agent within the FBI.

Of the nearly 45,000 new applications for the position of special agent that year, Parker succeeded in making the cut. After her training, she was assigned to the FBI field office in Miami.

Parker reflected on her early years with the FBI fondly, recalling her work on multiple high-profile shooting incidents, including the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, as well as her work investigating Ponzi schemes, bank robberies, murders for hire, and more.

However, according to Parker, during the course of her career, the “FBI’s trajectory transformed.”

“On paper,” the FBI’s “mission remained the same,” Parker said, but its “priorities and governing principles shifted dramatically.”

Parker put it plainly:

“The FBI became politically weaponized, starting from the top in Washington and trickling down to the field offices.”

She particularly lamented the behavior — and subsequent reaction by the FBI’s leadership — of agents during a June 2020 protest.

After the murder of George Floyd roiled the nation, protests broke out in major cities across the United States, including the nation’s capital.

Parker claimed that images of FBI agents on official duty — wearing FBI-marked ballistic vests — kneeling before the protestors went viral.

Acknowledging that every American has free speech rights, Parker nevertheless condemned the agents for lending “political support” to protestors while on duty and in uniform.

However, what upset Parker even more, was how the FBI treated the agents afterward. She claimed no reprimands were issued, and many of them soon received “highly sought-after promotions” from the agency.

The agents that kneeled even received substantial gifts from the FBI Agents Association, a non-profit support and advocacy organization focused on the welfare of active duty and retired agents.

Parker said the handling of the kneelers was “upsetting” to agents across the nation who struggled with their peers endorsing political protests while on duty and their subsequent treatment as “heroes” by FBI management.

While Parker said the majority of agents uphold their oaths and act with integrity and fairness, “two FBIs” have arisen in her time there.

She claimed the effects of this division within the agency have had a staggering impact on its performance.

“As a result, teams are less cohesive, less trusting of each other, and less safe,” Parker wrote. “For many, becoming a special agent was their calling in life, but now it’s merely an extremely high-risk job with minimal contentment.”

She continued, “Wary of the consequences that come with voicing their displeasure, these agents keep their heads low, work hard, stay off the radar, and count down the days until they collect their well-deserved pension.”

For Parker, however, it all became too much. She knew it was her time to step away.

“I love the FBI I joined,” she recounted. “And while I sincerely pray for the FBI’s future success, the FBI’s troubles of late are bigger than anything I could change.”

The FBI has not issued a response to the op-ed by Parker at this time.

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J S
J S
11 days ago

Clearly this individual doesn’t know the true history of the FBI and similar agencies. This sort of thing has been happening since day one. It just becoming more wide spread and known

Bill
Bill
10 days ago

She is simply describing the FBI as it has operated since day one. The only difference is that they are no longer able to hide it and they are tilting significantly to the left.

C. Edward Jones
C. Edward Jones
10 days ago

We have such short memories. There was a time the FBI had only white agents, and was under the leadership of Herbert Hoover for over 30 years. What was the agenda of the agency then. what about how they treated the Black Panthers? This the opine of a Karen in sheep clothing. It was only after 9-11 that she wanted to sever her country. Why did she choose Fox news as a platform to express her dissatisfaction? this is clearly a hit job on the FBI to give the Republican majority a avenue to investigate the agency. What a surprise there are two FBI’s HELL there are two America one White, and the other one Right.

SCR
SCR
Reply to  C. Edward Jones
10 days ago

J. Edgar Hoover, not Herbert Hoover.

Kent
Kent
Reply to  SCR
10 days ago

Obviously a scholar that knows exactly what they’re talking about.

Pap
Pap
Reply to  SCR
10 days ago

You’re correct. LMAO

Keepin it real!
Keepin it real!
Reply to  C. Edward Jones
10 days ago

Believe me, there are just as many right-wingers in the FBI! I do agree that any policing organization must maintain the appearance of neutrality. Otherwise, we have cops killing black people and the FBI doing nothing.

Janet
Janet
Reply to  C. Edward Jones
10 days ago

You are so correct. The FBI under J. Edgar Hoover was viewed by many in the Civil Rights movement as a right-wing goon squad. As part of the Justice Department they are supposed to be dedicated to finding the facts and following the law without fear or favor. Everyone who works a job has a personal political view or opinion. Most organizations have a “code of business conduct” which employees are expected to follow. Seems to me the agents she refers to may have been attempting to bridge the gap of distrust between the rioters and law enforcement. Who knows what there personal political views or opinions of the George Floyd protest were. If they were violating the “code of business conduct” policies set by the FBI, it was up to the FBI to deal with it. To write an op-ed of left wing influence in the FBI with a right wing complaint is not saying much, except showing which side of the political aisle SHE is on.

Kent
Kent
10 days ago

Go back to the days of J Edgar and the Kennedys and see how volatile it could get.

Anna
Anna
10 days ago

To think, I used to believe the FBI agent’s were untouchable and above any hint of scandalous acts!! I believe barry hussein ovomit would say I STUPIDLY believed that. I’ll never trust any government agency again in this lifetime! They’re all corrupt and evil.

R B
R B
10 days ago

She was fine as long as the FBI was only anti Black but now there’s supposedly two sides she had to leave lol. Not surprised.

Djea3
Djea3
9 days ago

We can only hope that she kept book on those that were weaponized politically if she knew of them. Then we can hope that she is brought before the investigation that Congress is about to perform.

The FBI needs to be disbanded and about 5 separate new agencies formed with extremely limited purview each. FBI needs to have its ability to make arrests taken away as well as the ability to obtain warrants on its own. That should be LOCAL LEO and US Marshalls ONLY. US Marshalls should be required to attend any and every motion for warrant and the FBI agents should have to answer all questions regarding exculpatory knowledge prior to the Marshalls receiving a warrant. FBI lying to any Marshall or Court regarding exculpatory information or fact needs to be a Mandatory felony prosecution against that agent.

George
George
Reply to  Djea3
9 days ago

A totally unworkable idea.

Ren
Ren
8 days ago

This is just her opinion.
Remember that.