‘We Anticipate More’ FBI Whistleblowers Will Speak Out: Rep. Jim Jordan

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 18, 2022 Updated: August 19, 2022

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said on Aug. 17 that he expects more FBI whistleblowers to emerge in the near future following the bureau’s recent actions.

Jordan said this week that over the past several months, 14 FBI whistleblowers came forward and provided him with information about a range of issues, including reports last year that showed the FBI was taking counterterrorism measures against parents who spoke out about left-wing policies at school board meetings.

The whistleblowers have spoken about “all kinds of issues, but the overall theme here is the political nature,” Jordan, who is the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, told Breitbart.

“Fourteen whistleblowers have come to us, and, frankly, we anticipate more,” he said.

There were erroneous reports this week indicating that the 14 whistleblowers came forward in the wake of the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence last week. However, Jordan told Fox News that had occurred over several months and was related to different issues, including a memo about a purported rise in harassment and threats of violence against school employees and board members nationwide.

“It started when we realized what the Justice Department was doing relative to parents and the whole school boards issue,” Jordan told Breitbart, noting that his office has to vet the whistleblower allegation—usually with other FBI whistleblowers. “This is truly not something I’ve ever seen, where you have this many people, all FBI agents, all coming to us as whistleblowers.”

‘We Can’t Subpoena’

“I think the reason they come to us is they know they can trust us and we will work with them,” Jordan said of the whistleblowers. “But when they come to us in the minority, all we can really do is begin to tell their story. We can’t subpoena. We can’t do the things that you can typically obviously do in the majority, but yet they’re still willing to come forward, which I think underscores how political that place has become.”

About two months ago, he announced that six FBI whistleblowers have come forward. Two came forward about the memo related to alleged violence and intimidation at school board meetings and four in connection to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach.

“Some of these good agents are coming to us, telling us … what’s going on—the political nature now of the Justice Department … talking about the school board issue, about a whole host of issues,” Jordan said.

In the Trump raid case, a search warrant released on Aug. 12 after the unprecedented raid on Aug. 8 shows that Trump allegedly had 11 sets of classified documents at his home. The Justice Department stated that it had probable cause to conduct the search based on possible Espionage Act and obstruction of justice violations.

A federal magistrate in West Palm Beach, Florida, agreed on Aug. 18 to unseal some parts of the affidavit connected to the Mar-a-Lago search warrant.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.