So hang on your tinfoil hats. Phillip Haney, a whistleblower during the Obama administration, has been found dead, and authorities say he committed suicide. From Fox News:
Philip Haney, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower who was an outspoken critic of the administration of former President Barack Obama, was found dead Friday, about 40 miles east of Sacramento, Calif., local authorities said.
Haney, 66, “appeared to have suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. Sheriff and coroner Martin A. Ryan shared the initial details of the case.
“On February 21, 2020 at approximately 1012 hours, deputies and detectives responded to the area of Highway 124 and Highway 16 in Plymouth to the report of a male subject on the ground with a gunshot wound,” the release read.
“Upon their arrival, they located and identified 66-year-old Philip Haney, who was deceased and appeared to have suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. A firearm was located next to Haney and his vehicle. This investigation is active and ongoing. No further details will be released at this time,” the office added.
Haney was planning to write another book, wanted to return to work at the DHS, and was recently engaged to be married.
Now, before we go off on more Seth Rich type conspiracies, we should wait for more information and not draw hasty conclusions.
I mean, the guy had already spilled what he knew, so what was the benefit of murdering him now? Here’s what he said in 2016 that made such a splash:
After leaving my 15 year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack.
Just before that Christmas Day attack, in early November 2009, I was ordered by my superiors at the Department of Homeland Security to delete or modify several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the important federal database, the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS). These types of records are the basis for any ability to “connect dots.” Every day, DHS Customs and Border Protection officers watch entering and exiting many individuals associated with known terrorist affiliations, then look for patterns. Enforcing a political scrubbing of records of Muslims greatly affected our ability to do that. Even worse, going forward, my colleagues and I were prohibited from entering pertinent information into the database.
A few weeks later, in my office at the Port of Atlanta, the television hummed with the inevitable Congressional hearings that follow any terrorist attack. While members of Congress grilled Obama administration officials, demanding why their subordinates were still failing to understand the intelligence they had gathered, I was being forced to delete and scrub the records. And I was well aware that, as a result, it was going to be vastly more difficult to “connect the dots” in the future—especially beforean attack occurs.
Here’s an interview with some guy named Hannity:
And another with some obscure lady named Megyn Kelly:
We’ll definitely update with more information, but only if it is confirmed, and we’ll try not to spread irresponsible conspiracy theories. They are titillating, they are clickbait, but I really do think they are destructive of our Republic.
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Well that’s it for the weekend, we hope you had a great one! I owe y’all an open thread. But I got a lot of comment fodder for everyone. Enjoy!!
This is very clever and funny:
This is one of the many reasons I think kids need to be off devices as much as possible for as long as possible, and definitely cut them out of schools:
They monitored their 12-year-old boy's electronic devices.— ¡El Sooopèrr! ن c137 (@SooperMexican) February 21, 2020
He seemed fine.
They didn't know he had figured out a way around monitoring on a school device.
He committed suicide. https://t.co/glV9BcJKl9 pic.twitter.com/iPsbWwAN4T
Chalkboard and chalk never resulted in suicides.
the army’s new recruiting video is something else. pic.twitter.com/mqZ5PTSahh— the warax. 🦛💨 (@iAmTheWarax) February 21, 2020
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I got, “I’m not voting for him, but Mr. Bloomberg paid me $500 to ask for your support.”
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Warren goes there with Bloomberg, says he's " a big threat, not a tall threat, but a big one."— Annie Linskey (@AnnieLinskey) February 23, 2020
How about you mind your business Amy. pic.twitter.com/6hjD73F8On— The Red-Headed Libertarian ™ (@TRHLofficial) February 22, 2020
This dude made a home-made rocket and fired himself into the air twice already. Unfortunately, the third time was not the charm for him.
Rest in peace, Mad Mike Hughes.
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He is my longest running body double and he is by far the smartest.
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Ahhhhh what a fun week. Take care!!