Philip Haney (66) som varslede om at Obama-administrationen slettede tusindvis af filer med efterretning om jihad, er fundet død, skudt ved en vej udenfor Sacramento.
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.
Sheriffen siger, at Haney havde et skud gennem hovedet, og mener det var selvpåført. Men der er en række mærkelige omstændigheder omkring Haneys død.
Haney was recently in contact with DHS officials about a possible return to the agency, the Washington Examiner reported, adding that he was also engaged to be married.
Haney var på vej tilbage til Department of Homeland Security og skulle giftes.
Han vakte opsigt, da han stod frem og anklagede Obama-administrationen for med overlæg at slette et helt arkiv med efterretninger om jihad.
Haney arbejdede for DHS i 15 år.
In June 2016, Haney testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he alleged that the Obama-era DHS had ordered him to delete hundreds of files about reputed associates of Islamic terrorist groups. Haney made the case that several attacks in the U.S. could have been prevented if some of the files had not been deleted, the Examiner reported.
Writing in The Hill in February 2016, Haney claimed Obama had thrown the U.S. intelligence community “under the bus” for failing to “connect the dots” after a Nigerian Muslim terror suspect was linked to a failed terror plot on Christmas Day in 2009.
“Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused,” Haney wrote, referring to Obama. “His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material — the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots. The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.”
Hans ord peger hen imod en politisk kamp indadtil i USAs sikkerhedsapparat. Haney mente, det svækkede USA’s sikkerhed og skrev en bog om sine erfaringer:
“See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad.”
In November, Haney contacted the Examiner about plans to publish a sequel to the book, the newspaper reported.
Haney ville skrive en opfølger. Det var så sent som i november.
Haney studerede islamistisk teologi for at forstå grundlaget og baggrunden for jihad.
Haney, who retired in 2015, studied Arabic culture and language while working as a scientist in the Middle East before becoming a founding member of DHS in 2002 as a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture officer.
Haney synes at have haft en stor kapacitet og stærk motivation til at gøre de riktige ting. Nu er han død.
Philip Haney, DHS whistleblower during Obama era, found dead, police say