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Archive for May 14th, 2021

Some Border Patrol Agents Disgruntled over Biden’s More Liberal Policies

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President Biden is not winning over some Border Patrol agents, whose frustrations are prompting them to consider early retirement. 

Reuters interviewed dozens of current and former agents and found “growing dissatisfaction among some rank and file members” over Biden’s more liberal border policies.

Some disgruntled agents are even buying joke coins that say “U.S. Welcome Patrol.”

Some of the agents also oppose Biden’s choice to lead U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus, who is awaiting confirmation by the Senate. 

The acting Border Patrol chief last month wrote a memo in which he opposed the Biden administration’s new directive to cease using the term “alien” to refer to migrants. 

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, faults Biden for the recent increase in border crossings. 

“I can confidently say that President Biden owns this crisis,” Judd said. “It is his fault.” 

Activists Hired Women to Lure FBI agents into Making Disparaging Remarks about Trump

A group of shadowy conservative activists teamed up with a former undercover British spy to target perceived enemies of President Trump, including FBI agents and then-National Security Adviser H.R. McCaster, according to a new report. 

The conservative group Project Veritas secretly surveilled FBI employees from a pricey rented home in the Georgetown section of Washington D.C., The New York Times reports.

The goal was to smear and discredit FBI staffers and others in the Trump administration who were believed to be opponents of the president. 

One tactic involved female undercover operatives arranging dates with FBI employees in hopes of catching them on secret recordings making disparaging remarks about Trump. The undercover women made fake dating app profiles to lure FBI employees and brought hidden cameras and microphones on the dates.

At the center of the scheme was Richard Seddon, a former British spy who trained Project Veritas operatives in 2016 to infiltrate labor unions and political campaigns. 

It’s unclear whether Trump was aware of the effort, according to the report.