In recent congressional testimony, a former FBI intelligence analyst revealed further details about the bureau’s attempts to disproportionately persecute anyone who even attended the peaceful protest in Washington D.C. on January 6th, 2021, from bank account surveillance efforts to pressuring local field offices into launching investigations.
Just The News reports that George Hill, a military veteran and former analyst for the National Security Agency (NSA), testified before the House Judiciary Committee in a transcribed deposition. In his testimony, he revealed that FBI leadership in Washington tried to pressure agents in Boston to open up additional criminal investigations into at least 140 people who did nothing more than take a bus ride to D.C. on January 6th. The Boston agents, Hill said, refused to do so due to the lack of criminality on the parts of the 140 people in question.
“There’s no evidence of a crime being committed here,” Hill said in an interview. “We cannot open up preliminary investigations on someone for using a financial instrument in the District. And so they pushed back, and Boston did not take any action on those names. Getting on a bus and participating in a political rally is not predication for a crime or a preliminary investigation.”
Hill also revealed that the FBI mined the banking data of thousands of Americans just to find out who was in D.C. on January 6th, without court authority and despite no probable cause to do so. In addition, Hill says that the bureau has refused to release key video footage from the protest that day since the footage could identify undercover agents who had infiltrated the crowd.
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, praised Hill for providing this crucial information into possible misconduct by the FBI in the aftermath of January 6th.
“I appreciate this brave whistleblower coming forward,” said Jordan. “He’s worked in the military and then as an FBI agent. And he gave us a lot of valuable information that will be the foundation for our weaponization investigation going forward.”
One of the top priorities of the new GOP majority in the House of Representatives is to investigate the “weaponization of the federal government” by the Biden Administration, including the FBI, the DOJ, and other federal law enforcement agencies. Since January 6th, the Biden Administration has deliberately targeted political enemies for criminal charges despite no crimes actually being committed. Former advisers in the Trump White House, including Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro, have faced politically-motivated charges, in addition to thousands of supporters of President Trump who were in attendance on January 6th.