DHS whistleblower Philip Haney shot dead

Known for exposing government's 'submission to jihad'

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Former Department of Homeland Security officer Philip Haney at Senate hearing June 28, 2016 (Screenshot Senate Judiciary Committee video).

Source: WND, By WND Staff, February 22, 2020

Former Department of Homeland Security whistleblower Philip Haney – known for exposing how political correctness compromised national security during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations – was found dead Friday of a gunshot wound near his vehicle along a highway east of Sacramento, California.

In a statement Saturday, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office coroner said deputies and detectives at the scene Friday morning found a firearm near his body. They believe he suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. But the coroner said the investigation is ongoing, and many of Haney’s friends who had spoken to him in the past week say he was happy and looking forward to getting married.

Haney, 66, was the co-author, with Art Moore, of the bestseller “See Something, Say Nothing,” which chronicles his repeated conflict with his agency over its policy of Countering Violent Extremism. The policy was shaped in large part by Islamic supremacists and political appointees who minimize or dismiss the relationship of Islam to terrorism.

His agency’s response to his efforts to identify terror threats – including the networks that later were responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing and the San Bernardino massacre – was to eliminate his intelligence, shut down his cases and punish him.

In contrast, the American Freedom Alliance awarded Haney its American Freedom Award at its annual Heroes of Conscience Dinner in 2017.

Haney’s remarkable story debuted on the Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” in December 2015, shortly after Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik fired automatic weapons at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and wounding 21.

Haney explained to Kelly how his case could have prevented the massacre if it had not been shut down.

See Megyn Kelly’s interview with Philip Haney:

See one of Sean Hannity’s many interviews with Philip Haney:

In June 2016, Haney’s Senate testimony of his agency’s politically correct “purging” of intelligence on terrorist networks in the U.S. caused a stir on Capitol Hill. He told a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that the Obama administration “modified” or eliminated more than 800 of his records related to the Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. because they were deemed to be an offense to Muslims.

Two days later, Cruz confronted then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson with Haney’s testimony, asking him if it was accurate.

“I have no idea,” Johnson replied. “I don’t know who Mr. Haney is. I wouldn’t know him if he walked in the room.”

“So, you have not investigated whether your department ordered documents to be modified?” Cruz followed up.

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