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“Participating in any way was going to be a moral problem.” In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, FBI whistleblower Jane Turner talks with Special Agent Steve Friend. Friend‘s allegations about the FBI’s handling of the January 6, 2021, insurrection investigation made waves on Capitol Hill.
Friend talks about his life before joining the FBI, becoming an agent, and rising in the agency ranks. Friend tells Turner about his involvement in the FBI’s January 6 investigations, his sympathies for some of those investigated, and his personal moral objections to participating in the arrest raids of suspected insurrectionists.