In a recent report released by the House Judiciary Committee and Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Garret O’Boyle revealed that he and his family ended up homeless after he blew the whistle on alleged “illegal activity” within the agency.
FBI Special Agent Garret O'Boyle was transferred across the country only to be suspended on his first day.
The FBI’s actions forced his family to beg and borrow warm coats for their children because the family’s belongings were locked in an FBI-controlled storage facility. pic.twitter.com/T7BseKr0cf
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) May 18, 2023
According to the report, O’Boyle disclosed illegal actions to his Supervisory Special Agent, which led to his reassignment to a different department. This new project forced him to uproot his family and relocate across the country. However, upon arriving, O’Boyle was placed on an “unpaid, indefinite suspension” by the FBI.
This action effectively rendered his family homeless and deprived them of their personal belongings, including his young children’s clothing, which the FBI kept in storage.
The report sheds light on O’Boyle’s experience and that of other dissenters, who have faced retaliation after making disclosures about what they believed to be misconduct.
It reinforces how the FBI violated federal whistleblower protection statutes and exploited the security clearance evaluation process to hinder agents who exercised their right to report to Congress or question agency leadership. O’Boyle, a former U.S. Army infantrymen who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, received the Combat Infantryman Badge.
His statement magnifies the seriousness of the situation. The report further alleges the FBI’s leadership is engaging in a “purge” of agents who hold conservative beliefs. It also references the findings of Special Counsel John Durham’s report, which indicate the bureau has become politically weaponized.
One informant described the current state of the organization as “cancerous,” stating it has allowed itself to become engulfed in politicization and weaponization, which is a sentiment shared by two-thirds of voters.
Notably, O’Boyle stated the FBI classified every single case related to the events of January 6th as domestic terrorism, despite many of them being resolved as minor offenses such as trespassing and disorderly conduct.
He expressed concern about the agency’s categorization and emphasized that if all cases are labeled as domestic terrorism, it would naturally inflate the numbers.
The revelations from O’Boyle and other tipsters shed light on a troubling situation within the FBI, suggesting a need for further investigation and accountability regarding the treatment of whistleblowers and the politicization of the agency.