Department of Homicide Security?

Two years ago, a man named Philip Haney was “found deceased” in  Amador County, California, killed by a gunshot to the chest. As the sheriff noted, the death was not a suicide and Haney was no ordinary victim.  

As Haney explained in The Hill on May 5, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security ordered him “to delete or modify several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the important federal database, the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS).” The DHS investigated Haney nine times, revoked his security clearance, and finally ginned up fake complaints about his job performance. 

The whistleblower chronicled his travails in See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad, which doubtless troubled the DHS. In early 2020, according to Kerry Picket in the Washington Examiner, Haney was “in contact with top officials about returning to work for the DHS” or possibly coming out with another book. 

“Haney’s controversial accusations that the Obama administration could have prevented terrorist attacks were polarizing among Americans,” Laura Hoy of Capitol & Celeb News (CCN) reported on February 23, 2020. As Hoy explained, “Haney’s death is likely to become political ammo for Republicans heading into the 2020 presidential elections.” According to sources close to Haney, the DHS whistleblower was planning a new book that “would help boost support for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.”  

After Haney was found deceased, the Amador County sheriff “reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in analyzing documents, phone records numerous thumb drives and a laptop that were recovered from the scene and Mr. Haney’s RV. Those items and numerous other pieces of evidence were turned over to the FBI. The FBI has performed a forensic examination of these items. We expect to receive these reports within the next few weeks.”  

That was on July 22, 2020, and since then the Amador sheriff has received no news on the thumb drives, documents, laptop, and other materials in the FBI’s hands. Observers of the case might find that rather strange.  

The FBI recently arrested Colombian national Mario Antonio Palacios, 43, charged with “conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping outside the United States and providing material support resulting in death.” The charges relate to the July 7, 2021, assassination of the Haitian president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince. The FBI is investigating the case with other law enforcement partners, “including Homeland Security Investigations.” 

Here the FBI swiftly arrests a Colombian national for a crime committed in Haiti. On the other hand, in two years, the FBI has made no arrests in the murder of Phillip Haney, the former DHS whistleblower gunned down in Amador County, California, USA.  

A February 7 DHS bulletin cites “a heightened threat environment,” fueled by several factors, including “misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM).” That is a reference to “widespread online proliferation of false or misleading narratives regarding unsubstantiated widespread election fraud and COVID-19.”  

In response to the heightened threat, the DHS and FBI will “continue to share timely and actionable information and intelligence”  with “our partners across every level of government and in the private sector.” No word of their record in past operations.  

As embattled Americans might recall, the DHS and FBI failed to prevent terrorist attacks at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 (13 dead, more than 30 wounded); San Bernardino, California, in 2015 (14 murdered, more than 20 wounded) and Orlando, Florida, in 2016, with 49 murdered and more than 50 wounded. In the case of Fort Hood, the FBI had the communications of Major Nidal Hasan to al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki.  

As Lessons from Fort Hood notes, the Washington office of the FBI dropped the case and the FBI and DHS did nothing to prevent Nidal Hasan from murdering 13 Americans. Make that 14 if you count the unborn child of Private Francheska Velez, who Hasan shot in the chest. The Department of Defense called it “workplace violence,” not even gun violence. 

The composite character David Garrow described in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama named not a single victim, and neither did Vice President Joe Biden. As Biden had it, the soldiers only “fell” in a “senseless tragedy,” and neither politician named the shooter.

Philip Haney was good at digging up information on actual terrorists but the Department of Homeland Security didn’t want it. Somebody tracked down the author of See Something Say Nothing and shot him dead. Two years later, the FBI has announced no suspects, and no word about the contents of the murder victim’s thumb drives, laptop computer, and documents.  

To the victim’s friends and relatives, and those concerned about Islamic terrorism, it might look like the FBI and DHS have Haney right where they want him. For both agencies, the real terrorists are those who have questions about the 2020 election, object to the racist indoctrination of their children, resist draconian COVID-19 mandates, and remain less than worshipful of Joe Biden.  

Under the Biden regime, what Jack Mitchell of the local Ledger Dispatch reported last year may turn out to be the final outcome: “A stalled case, no answers from officials and what appears to be an investigation that not only may never be processed, but its findings never released.” 

In other words, Philip Haney is not resting in peace.

About Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Hollywood Party and other books including Bill of Writes and Barack ‘em Up: A Literary Investigation. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Spectator (London) and many other publications. Billingsley serves as a policy fellow with the Independent Institute.

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