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To the editor:
There are few people more destructive to society than corrupt cops, and fortunately for the American people, they are a small minority in the federal, state and city police forces.
However, one group of particularly dangerous cops are the FBI agents who refuse to enforce the law against the insurrectionist traitors who assaulted good cops, tried to hang Vice President Mike Pence and tried to overturn the presidential election on January 6, 2021.
Frank Figliuzzi, a former assistant director for counterintelligence for the FBI and the director of espionage investigations across the government, said that FBI Special Agent Steve Friend refused an assignment to help arrest a man suspected of a crime on Jan. 6. Friend was suspended by the FBI and immediately went to pro-Trump Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson for help. They reported Friend's complaint and demanded answers from the FBI by October 10. I guess for these senators, anything to help a friend of Trump.
Figliuzzi said that as many as 14 FBI employees have chosen to refuse valid assignments related to those suspected of crimes on Jan. 6 by running to Trump-supporting Members of Congress. Such action is a violation of FBI regulations.
Hundreds of current and former police officers are listed as members of the domestic terrorist militia, the Oath Keepers. Two thirds of the Oath Keepers (somewhere between 5,000 and 38,000 members) are thought to be current or former members of police departments or the military. Many of them participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Some FBI agents defend their actions.
Fortunately, with the support of Attorney General Merrick Garland, the FBI has been suspending and firing employees who violate policies in defense of the insurrectionists of Jan. 6. Figliguzzi calls the rogue FBI Agents "dupes who've lost their compass." I'd call them corrupt cops and traitors.
Michael J. Gorman
The writer is a retired NYPD lieutenant.
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