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Mike Rogers on FOX News: If Biden won’t fix a bureau in crisis, it will be destroyed

As a former FBI Special Agent, LEAD founder Mike Rogers says the ongoing politicization of the FBI will end in ruin. To fix the FBI, he calls on President Biden to change the outlook of the Bureau. Read his full opinion piece in FOX News.

I was an FBI Special Agent and if Biden won’t fix a bureau in crisis, it will be destroyed.

By Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Michigan)

The FBI is in crisis. It pains me, as a former special agent and the former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, to warn that if we don’t fix it now, we risk irrevocably breaking not only the greatest law enforcement agency in the world, but America’s trust in this invaluable institution.

If you needed any more graphic evidence of institutional and cultural rot affecting the bureau, just this week Charles McGonigal, the former special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the FBI’s New York field office was arrested for ties to Oleg Deripaska, a sanctioned Russian oligarch.

It should be common sense that a senior agent should not be working for a criminal, any criminal, let alone a Russian oligarch with ties to Vladimir Putin, but apparently common-sense ethics are no longer common, and that speaks volumes about the state of the FBI.

From this most recent and staggering security vulnerability, to leadership failures and a lack of accountability at the top, to a seemingly creeping lack of accountability in field offices and the appearance of politicization across the FBI, much of the country now doubts the bureau’s credibility and integrity.

Many now believe that the FBI is merely an arm of one political party, and for a good portion of the country, they believe that the bureau is being “weaponized” against them or their political beliefs.

Why should we be surprised that Americans feel this way when the highest profile cases are handled not with discretion, focus and equal justice under the law, but instead with unwarranted partisan intent from the start?

There is no shortage of cases tainted by politics. There was the poor handling of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election (one certainly further called into question with this latest arrest). The appalling management of the Hunter Biden investigation.

This is an excerpt from LEAD Founder Mike Roger’s opinion piece in FOX News. For the full story, click here