Revenge of the deep state? Obama-era DHS whistleblower found shot to death as friend and GOP lawmaker claims “it can’t be suicide’”
02/23/2020 / By JD Heyes / Comments
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Revenge of the deep state? Obama-era DHS whistleblower found shot to death as friend and GOP lawmaker claims “it can’t be suicide’”

As the criminal investigation into the origins of the “Spygate” probe deepen, it seems like the Deep State is getting nervous about the entire plot being blown wide open.

That much is obvious given the recent increase in Left-wing attacks on Attorney General William Barr coupled with reports that his handpicked U.S. attorney, John Durham, has expanded the investigation beyond the 2016 timeframe into 2017, empaneled a grand jury, and has added staff and investigators.

Now, another potential warning sign that Durham and Barr are getting close surfaced over the weekend: Philip Haney, a former Department of Homeland Security official who blew the whistle on the Obama administration regarding some shady policy decisions that thwarted terror investigations and may even have led to attacks in the U.S. that could have been prevented has been shot and killed near his home in California.

It needs to be said straight away that there is no indication Haney was murdered. The Amador County Sheriff’s Department, which is working the case, issued this statement Feb. 22, after Haney’s body was discovered by CalTran workers near his car: 

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. 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.

As USA Features News reported, Haney was set to be married next month after losing his wife of many years last year. He was also in contact recently with DHS officials about a possible return to the department. 

In June 2016, Haney testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during which he alleged that the Obama administration ordered him to delete hundreds of files regarding suspected associates of Islamic terrorist organizations. 

‘Phil Haney didn’t kill himself’

He argued during his testimony that several attacks including some in the United States could have been prevented if many of the files had not been deleted. 

In a February 2016 column in The Hill, Haney claimed that President Obama had thrown the U.S. intelligence community “under the bus” for failing to “connect the dots” after a Nigerian Muslim terror suspect was tied to a failed bombing plot on Christmas Day 2009.

He wrote that he was ordered to “scrub” files involving “Muslims with terror ties.”

The Christmas Day incident he referenced involved 23-year-old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Explosives that were hidden in his underwear malfunctioned, however, and passengers managed to subdue him. But the incident led to Obama’s criticism, which Haney said destroyed morale at DHS.

But he claimed that the databases he was ordered to destroy also contained information that could have prevented attacks by Islamic extremists in May 2010, the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, an Oklahoma beheading in 2014, and attacks on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 2015.

For his part, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), wrote on Twitter that he doesn’t believe that Haney killed himself. 

“Phil Haney was a friend & patriot. He was a target because of all he knew of Islamic terrorist coverups. He insured his life by archiving data that incriminated the highest levels of the Obama administration. Phil Haney didn’t kill himself. RIP, Phil,” he wrote. 

Again, as of this writing, the investigation by the sheriff’s department is ongoing and so far inconclusive. But given what we know about the deep state’s capabilities and desire to remain aloof and anonymous, this incident is most definitely suspicious.

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