a just retired Department of Homeland Security officer who filed informant’s complaint Last year ticked off dangerously Donald Trump “politicized” DHS And why would it be a “disaster” if he ever returned to the White House.
Brian Murphy called Trump aide Chad Wolf, then the acting head of DHS, and his deputy Ken Cuccinelli The Kremlin’s support for Trump and his attempted interference in the 2020 election as well as the growing threat of white supremacy in America downplayed it.
At the same time, department officials backing Trump’s message escalated problems along the Mexican border, added Murphy, a Republican who Voted for Trump in 2016.
Murphy, who was principal deputy undersecretary in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis before leaving his job on Friday, told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that he wanted to “take up intelligence and get fit at work”. were under intense pressure”. political story. “
Instead of using actual intelligence to keep the nation safe, administration officials demanded that the information be manipulated to make Trump look better and support his campaign.
“When I went to DHS [in 2018]handjob It was all about politics,Murphy noted. Murphy told CNN on Monday that DHS was expected to lie about “anything that makes the president look bad.”
Murphy said another Trump presidential race would be a “disaster.”
“He gives misinformation, and it’s a potential threat to democracy, and he’s one of the best at getting it out and hurting this country,” Murphy said.
Murphy whistleblower complaint filed Outlined my concerns a year ago. The ABC interview was the first time he had spoken publicly about his complaint. He also spoke to CNN on Monday.
For the 2020 presidential election, the Russian President Vladimir Putin Approved attempt”discrediting Democratic candidatesTo aid Trump, Murphy reported, according to an intelligence report earlier last year. Putin also authorized a campaign “undermining public confidence in the election process and intensifying the socio-political divide in America.” “- something that even Trump and his supporters are doing.
Murphy said DHS also coined threats along the southern US border to boost support for Trump’s border wall.
He said any discussion about the growing threat of white supremacy escaped the “third rail” at the Department of Homeland Security following the assassination of the defendant. heather hair In Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017 by a “Unite the Right” supporter who supported neo-Nazi and supremacist beliefs.