Speaking with Breitbart News on Thursday, former CIA officer and station chief Scott Uehlinger argued that Americans cannot hope to see reform within the government’s bloated and politicized intelligence agencies unless the president has the sole power over the federal government’s personnel decisions.
As conservative watchdog groups like Judicial Watch continue to expose the DOJ and FBI for using their power to attack Democrats’ political opponents, people like Uehlinger have begun to try to pose solutions to the problem.
"I think all Americans would agree that using federal law enforcement to advance political ends is a way to end the country as we know it in terms of the rule of law," @TomFitton.
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— Judicial Watch ⚖️ (@JudicialWatch) September 15, 2022
The oversized and extremely powerful intelligence agencies have become overtly partisan, and many Americans have grown concerned that there is no way to undo the damage that has been done.
After six years of screaming how Trump would use the DOJ as his personal police–Biden actually is.
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) September 13, 2022
Appearing on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily along with a special guest host, retired Navy SEAL and FBI agent Jonathan Gilliam, Uehlinger discussed his concerns about the left-wing politicization of the federal intelligence agencies.
“It’s a real cause of concern, not just among regular folks, but [among] people who served in these agencies,” he said, emphasizing the fact that left-wing political views are common among intelligence agency employees.
“The infection in these organizations is not just the political appointees,” Uehlinger added. “It’s basically everyone from mid-grade-level and up, if not lower because they’re all the recipients of a super-liberal education.”
He went on to advocate for breaking up the intelligence agencies, as he does not see any other solution to reforming them in any “meaningful way” unless the president is given the authority to “basically fire every federal employee at will.”
“They just graduate from college with this really bizarre worldview, for the most part,” Uehlinger said. “Unfortunately, I kind of agree with the idea of breaking them up because I don’t really see how they can be reformed in any kind of a meaningful way unless the president has the power to basically fire every federal employee at will.”
Gilliam responded by calling for conservatives to join institutions that are dominated by left-wing politics, while at the same time accepting the fact that reform will have to take place over a long timeline.
“I think conservatives should flood all the agencies, and I think that they should do the same thing with politics,” the Breitbart guest host said. “I don’t care if they run as a Democrat or a Republican. We should be getting conservatives in everywhere, as much as possible”
“Republicans never played the long game,” he added. “In ten years, those people will start to make rank, and in 15 years, they’ll be at the top, and then they can change the recruit divisions… It’s not a short game. We’re never going get somebody that’s a president that’s gonna depoliticize the FBI or the CIA.”