Note from LET National Spokesman Kyle Reyes: Two years ago, I spent the better half of a day with Philip. We developed an immediate friendship. His love of God and country was something he absolutely radiated.
He mentioned several times the number of enemies he had and that although there were a lot of people in the Obama administration who wanted to silence him, that he was a “tank” and had managed to “keep driving forward”. He personalized it for me. He told me that it was important to him to help keep MY children and ALL children safe from those looking to bring great harm to America.
This isn’t a reflection on the investigation or the hard work that law enforcement is doing to get to the bottom of what really happened. It’s not an accusation, one way or another. It’s simply an important note to be made about the character of this patriotic American.
Regardless of what the investigation turns up and who is ultimately declared “responsible”, you have a man here who dedicated his life to law enforcement and to trying to make America a better place. A safer place. A place that’s brought back to our Constitutional roots.
He didn’t fear those who he believed were out to do him harm. He feared an America where evil triumphed because good men did nothing. He feared people falling into the lie that socialism is good for us… or becoming complacent and not destroying evil at the root.
I don’t know what happened in our brother’s final moments. I think it’s safe to say that we probably never will know. But here’s a man who fought every single day to try and prevent America from falling at the hands of those who’d like to see Her burn. And for that… for that sacrifice… for that fortitude… we owe the man our undying gratitude.
Rest in peace, brother.
AMADOR COUNTY, CA- Police say it looks like 66-year-old Philip Haney, the Obama whistleblower, took his own life.
On Saturday afternoon, a statement was issued by the Office the Sheriff-Coroner for Amador County, California that cautions the investigation is “active and ongoing” and that no final determination has been made.
His friends, on the other hand, say there’s absolutely no way.
On Friday morning, Haney’s body was found by his car on a highway in Plymouth, California. He was dead of a single gunshot. Police said a firearm was found next to Haney.
Here’s their full statement:
On February 21, 2020 at approximately 1012 hours, deputies and detectives responded to the area of Highway 124 and Highway 16 in Plymouth to the report of a male subject on the ground with a gunshot wound.
Upon their arrival, they located and identified 66-year-old Philip Haney, who was deceased and appeared to have suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A firearm was located next to Haney and his vehicle. This investigation is active and ongoing. No further details will be released at this time.
Philip Haney was the co-author with Art Moore of the book, See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad.
Law Enforcement Today was the first major media outlet to break the news this morning, which was shared with us late Friday night by close friends of Haney.
It was then picked up throughout the day by other outlets:
A screen shot taken from Frank Andrew Bostom’s Twitter feed shows what appears to be a statement from Frank Gaffney, the Executive Chairman of the Center for Security Policy.
The statement reads:
“As you may know, we lost this week one of our most brilliant, most dedicated and most devout comrades-in-arms: Philip Haney.
While the details are sketchy at the moment, Phil went missing on Wednesday in the area he called home in northern California to which he returned after the passing of his beloved wife, Francesca, following a long struggle with a series of terrible health afflictions. On Friday morning, a sheriff’s deputy finally found his body with a gunshot wound to the chest.
As of now, we have no word about suspects or motives.
It is hard to overstate the magnitude of this loss to the cause of freedom…”
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) February 22, 2020
Bostom also followed up with this tweet:
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) February 22, 2020
The Gateway Pundit released the story, quoting Law Enforcement Today’s breaking news.
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) February 22, 2020
“SAN FRANCISCO, CA- We’ve received reports that Philip Haney, a DHS whistleblower on the Obama administration, has been found dead.”
[They] did it yet again. Pure evil continues. This is tragic.
But, muh, Orange Man bad!
— michonne walker (@michonne_walker) February 22, 2020
People are all asking the same question:
Is this true? Was Philip Haney, counter-jihad expert and author, murdered? https://t.co/qRP99CEdiG
— SeaFrog (@SeaFrog5) February 22, 2020
Haney was a friend to many at Law Enforcement Today. He was the DHS whistle blower that dropped the hammer on the Obama administration regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS.
We have an exclusive, full-length interview with him at the bottom of the article that was conducted on Behind the Uniforms before his death.
Friends of Haney told us that they spoke with Haney earlier this week and he’d “never been happier”. They’ve suggested there’s absolutely no way he would have taken his own life… and reinforce that he’s had many enemies since he blew the whistle on the Obama administration.
After filming with Law Enforcement Today two years ago, he cautioned our crew off camera:
“There are a lot of people who want to make what I know disappear. There’s a war happening for the soul of America.”
Haney’s his wife lost her battle with cancer in 2019. Haney was engaged to be married later this year.
The author of See Something, Say Nothing was preparing to go back on the road in advance of the upcoming election. He was currently living in California.
In 2018, Haney told Intercessors for America prayer activists that he had been working on a “special assignment” in Minnesota to stop Rep. Keith Ellison from being elected Minnesota’s Attorney General. As we approach the 2020 elections, friends of Haney’s told us he was planning on doubling down on efforts to “protect America from progressive leftists socialists”.
Haney was a guest on IFA’s now-weekly pre-election prayer call, where when asked by IFA’s Dave Kubal what’s at stake in the 2018 midterm elections, Haney said:
“What’s at stake is our sovereignty, the right to choose the form of government we would live under.”
“This is a moment that’s generational,” said Haney, “and now is the time for us to stand up and take our place in representation of government as ordained by God and to reaffirm the values that our country was founded on, and choose life, not death.”
According to Haney, the Constitution is threatened by “progressive leftist socialists” and by the Islamic movement. He said their goal is to impose Sharia law:
And that’s where Keith Ellison comes in. He’s actually a hybrid between both. He represents and is supported both by antifa, MoveOn.org, the Democratic national party’s position on abortion, open borders, sanctuary cities, every platform of the left, whereas on the other side he’s also affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the global Islamic movement that seeks to establish Sharia law.
Haney, who is credited with helping capture more than 300 jihadists, is best known for blowing the whistle on the Obama administration for shutting down an investigation he was leading that could have potentially stopped, among others, delete and scrub records the terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
That attack, occurring on December 2, 2015, left 14 people dead and 22 seriously injured from gunshot wounds at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.
The perpetrators, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in the city of Redlands, targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and holiday party, of about 80 employees, in a rented banquet room.
Farook was an American-born U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent, who worked as a health department employee. Malik was a Pakistani-born lawful permanent resident of the United States.
After the shooting, the couple fled in a rented sport utility vehicle (SUV). Four hours later, police pursued their vehicle and killed them in a shootout. On December 3, 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) opened a counter-terrorism investigation. On December 6, 2015, in a prime-time address delivered from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama defined the shooting as an act of terrorism.
Backing up 6 years, Haney was being ordered to scrub and delete records. His Senate testimony can be seen here.
According to information he provided under the Whistle Blower’s Act, Haney said:
“It is very plausible that one or more of the subsequent terror attacks on the homeland could have been prevented if more subject matter experts in the Department of Homeland Security had been allowed to do our jobs back in late 2009.
It is demoralizing—and infuriating—that today, those elusive dots are even harder to find, and harder to connect, than they were during the winter of 2009.”
After a failed terror attempt in December of 2009, then President Obama said, “this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence we already had.”
But, according to Haney, the top down directive to delete or modify several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the important federal database, the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), was issued in November of 2009.
In an article that he penned, Haney wrote:
Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused.
His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material—the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots.
The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.
After leaving my 15 year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack.
Just before that Christmas Day attack, in early November 2009, I was ordered by my superiors at the Department of Homeland Security to delete or modify several hundred records of individuals tied to designated Islamist terror groups like Hamas from the important federal database, the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS).
These types of records are the basis for any ability to “connect dots.” Every day, DHS Customs and Border Protection officers watch entering and exiting many individuals associated with known terrorist affiliations, then look for patterns.
Enforcing a political scrubbing of records of Muslims greatly affected our ability to do that. Even worse, going forward, my colleagues and I were prohibited from entering pertinent information into the database.
A few weeks later, in my office at the Port of Atlanta, the television hummed with the inevitable Congressional hearings that follow any terrorist attack.
While members of Congress grilled Obama administration officials, demanding why their subordinates were still failing to understand the intelligence they had gathered, I was being forced to delete and scrub the records.
And I was well aware that, as a result, it was going to be vastly more difficult to “connect the dots” in the future—especially before an attack occurs.
As the number of successful and attempted Islamic terrorist attacks on America increased, the type of information that the Obama administration ordered removed from travel and national security databases was the kind of information that, if properly assessed, could have prevented subsequent domestic Islamist attacks like the ones committed by Faisal Shahzad (May 2010), Detroit “honor killing” perpetrator Rahim A. Alfetlawi (2011); Amine El Khalifi, who plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol (2012); Dzhokhar or Tamerlan Tsarnaev who conducted the Boston Marathon bombing (2013); Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen (2014); or Muhammed Yusuf Abdulazeez, who opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee (2015).
The FBI still has a Most Wanted Terrorist list.
Terrorism experts like Haney are troubled by the fact that many of those on the list have never been brought to justice.
Here’s Haney’s last interview that he did with Law Enforcement Today’s National Spokesman, Kyle Reyes.
Everyone is talking about the FBI "memos" and the "deep state"…. so we're pretty sure you're going to find this episode of Behind the Uniforms fascinating. My guest… you might have seen him on Hannity recently. It's a man who essentially helped start DHS… and became a whistle-blower when the Obama administration targeted the work his department was doing that could have stopped terror attacks.It's a long but powerful story. Buckle up.
Posted by Kyle Reyes on Monday, January 29, 2018
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