FBI whistleblower: Bosses cooked books on Jan. 6 inquiry to snooker feds for more funding

Posted on AllSides December 19th, 2022
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An FBI whistleblower has accused bureau officials of cooking the books to conceal the number of work hours devoted to the Jan. 6 investigation and inflate time spent on other cases.

According to the anonymous whistleblower, the subterfuge is intended to bolster the bureau’s budget requests to Congress when House Republicans control the purse strings next year.

According to a whistleblower disclosure submitted to Congress, a top official in the FBI’s counterterrorism unit at the Washington headquarters pressured the bureau’s field offices to stop agents from clocking hours when they are working on investigations related to...

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