A Rare Salute to the Boston FBI for Refusing Jan. 6 Improper Investigations on Citizens
The Boston office of the FBI finally got something right, and I salute them for doing so.
The above is a sentence I never dreamed I would be writing, but there’s a first time for everything, and this is it.
This unanticipated turn of events unfolded this week during a Congressional hearing under the new Republican majority.
A former FBI intelligence analyst from Boston testified that after the Jan. 6 disturbances, the Boston office adamantly refused to conduct improper investigations on American citizens whose only crime was (or might have been) being a supporter of Donald Trump.
George Hill is a 64-year-old whistleblower – 26-year military veteran, five years with the National Security Agency (NSA) and more than a decade with the FBI as an intelligence analyst.
What Hill told Congress wasn’t a complete surprise, given the recent breathtaking corruption of the FBI (there I go again!). But Hill’s story did lay out some local angles of the FBI/Democrat conspiracy against the Constitution in greater depth than was previously known.
And I repeat, the Boston FBI office refused to have anything to do with it. Fantastic news!
The FBI’s proposed targets for the Boston Field Office were seven New Englanders with Bank of America credit cards, as well as 140 people who took buses to Washington on Jan. 6 under the auspices of a woman from Natick who just got a 15-day prison sentence for her role in the “insurrection.”
Think about that. If you simply use the wrong bank’s credit card to purchase the wrong product, or even if you just hop on the wrong bus, the FBI may unleash the unlimited power of the federal government to destroy your life and throw you in prison.
Welcome to 1984, the Democrats’ dream, a free people’s nightmare.
I interviewed Hill on Friday night about his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
The showdown between the Boston and Washington FBI offices started when Bank of America decided to do a deep dive into its customers’ activities around Jan. 6. No subpoenas, it was just one cell of Democrat Deep State fellow travelers assisting their comrades at the J. Edgar Hoover Building.
“We all know how many ‘intelligence’ officials are in Silicon Valley,” Hill said. “Now somebody needs to ask, why would BOA do this to their customers – without a subpoena? Did somebody high up in the FBI call up one of their former colleagues who’d gone to BOA and said, ‘Why don’t you do us a solid?’”
BOA’s sordid role facilitating the FBI’s descent into Stasi-status has been known for a while, but they’re saying nothing.
As for the FBI, I asked the Boston office Friday for a comment on the events Hill outlined under oath. They referred it to the Kremlin, I mean D.C., and the FBI National Press Office sent back this pap:
“The FBI conducts all our investigations in accordance with the law. Our agents work closely with federal prosecutors to bring charges when appropriate….”
Blah blah blah.
Hill continued: “BOA took it upon themselves to data-mine their customer base – bank credit cards, debit cards, and to see whether they had bought anything in DC, or purchased a plane ticket to DC around Jan. 6. If you showed up on either of those lists, and if you had ever purchased a firearm with one of their credit cards, whenever, then you went to the top of the list. There were no allegations of any crimes committed, only that the person was just using a legally-purchased product that they owned….”
But the Washington Field Office runs wide open, KGB-style, doing whatever must be done to advance the fundamental transformation of America. So the FBI comrades sorted the names by region and sent out directives to the outlying field offices.
Boston handles four states – Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. Seven BOA customers here had purchases that identified them to the American Gestapo as enemies of the state.
The Boston field office was instructed to open an investigation into the BOA Seven.
The Boston guys, God bless ‘em, pushed back. What exactly were the “predicate acts?” The Democrats in DC didn’t care about no stinkin’ rights. Just ask the owners of Betsy Ross flags, or Catholics who attend Latin Masses. They too have been deemed subversives by the FBI.
The briefers in Washington said, in effect, just open the cases and we’ll find out if they did anything.
Or as they used to say in the old Soviet Union, “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime.”
Hill says the bureaucratic struggle first raged at the GS-14 level, supervisory special agents. Then it moved up to the assistant special agent in charge, a GS-15, who in Boston was a former F 18 pilot and US Naval Academy grad.
Finally the boss in Boston put his foot down. Since the local FBI won’t comment, I won’t name him, but dammit Joe, we’re all proud of you.
“I still don’t know if Washington got some other field office to do the investigations,” Hill says.
Then there were those 140 bus passengers. These were the people on the Super Happy Fun America trip out of Natick. Through the discovery process during the prosecution of the organizer, the feds had obtained the bus manifest – the passenger list.
So they did what any secret police anywhere in the Third World would do — they decided to go after everybody who’d gotten on the bus.
“Washington wanted us to open up 140 ‘preliminary investigations,’” Hill said. “These weren’t people who were loading ammo and body armor onto the bus – they were taking a ride to Washington.”
When the feds identify a real Public Enemy – say, a Steve Bannon or Peter Navarro – they deploy search warrants, Title III wiretap authorizations, PEN registers on phones, pole cameras, etc. The Natick 140 didn’t rise to quite that level.
“These were supposed to be preliminary investigations, where you use the least intrusive measures. Search criminal history by name, social media, blog posts, that sort of thing.”
The Boston FBI office asked if they could see some of the Capitol surveillance video to determine if any of the Natick 140 warranted probes. The response was chilling:
“There may be some people in that footage whose identities that we need to protect.”
Can someone say, agents provocateur? The more you learn, the more it appears that Jan. 6 is being used by the Democrats the way the equally murky Reichstag fire in 1933 was used by the Nazis – as a pretense to suspend civil liberties under the guise of national security.
Hill is retired now. Some reporters are calling him, but no one from state-run media, obviously. He recalled sitting at a long table and speaking to Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida.
“It’s sad, it really is,” Hill said. “I looked Gaetz in the eye and said, ‘This is killing, not literally but figuratively, good men and women who took the oath and believed it. Now they’re being asked to do things like this, and it’s taking a toll on them, emotionally.”
But finally, the Boston FBI office put its foot down. Better late than never.