A previous FBI special agent, Nicole Parker, explained why she decided to step away from the profession she used to love. She expressed her views in a Fox News interview recently.
In September 2001, Parker was employed by Merrill Lynch in New York City. Merrill Lynch is an investment management company located on the topmost floor of the World Financial Center.
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In 2009, she observed several terrifying, life-threatening terrorist attacks; in addition to the escaping experiences, she resigned from her job at the multi-billion-dollar hedge fund and decided to join the FBI as a special agent, and she made it to the top 900s among 45,000 applicants.
As an FBI special agent, Parker spent her whole tenure arresting lawbreakers and rescuing the victims.
Still, after serving in the FBI for over a decade, she stated that the FBI has terribly changed.
Parker explained, “On paper, the bureau’s mission remained the same, but its priorities and governing principles shifted dramatically. The FBI became politically weaponized, starting from the top in Washington and trickling down to the field offices.”
As the FBI was getting “weaponized” for political acts, she stated, “I no longer felt that I was the type of agent the FBI valued.”
She quoted an instance in which she elaborated that the on-duty FBI agents were never allowed to express their political support and views publicly. That was a valid point.
Yet, back in 2020, on the 4th of June, a significant change in that policy was observed in several videos and photographs where FBI agents were seen bowing before Black Lives Matter protesters in D.C. Those on-duty FBI agents were supposed to defend the nation.
All of a sudden, the FBI agents were permitted to blatantly back leftist democratic leaders and their political motives.
“There was no reprimand for any of the agents who knelt that day,” Parker noted. “In fact, many ended up getting highly sought-after promotions and were offered $100 gift cards by the FBI Agents Association.”
“I made the difficult decision and quietly walked away from the FBI with an exemplary and spotless record,” Parker stated.
“I love the FBI I joined. I have treasured memories of working alongside remarkable people.”
“I’m proud to have served with honor as a special agent. And while I sincerely pray for the FBI’s future success, the FBI’s troubles of late are bigger than anything I could change.”
According to Fox News:
Americans are noticing everything; with these actions, the FBI is losing its image, and the trust Americans have in them. However, many loyal agents still work hard, perform heavy tasks, and aim for good deeds. Such agents keep their word to protect and honor the Constitution with morals and honesty.
A swift change in hiring procedures is also observed, as the qualification criteria to get hired have dropped. This practice has harmed the agency and its performance.
With all these drastic changes, Americans have less faith in the FBI than in the past, resulting in the special agents lacking motivation and teams getting less united as they don’t trust each other.
Numerous individuals joined the FBI to have a settled and peaceful life, but now it’s a life-risking career with significantly fewer allowances and paybacks.