DHS whistleblower: ‘I know where the valves are’
As Donald Trump prepares to take office, millions of Americans look forward to watching him make America safe again. Millions also look forward to seeing the new president “drain the swamp” of Washington, D.C.
To Philip Haney, a former Department of Homeland Security officer, draining the swamp and keeping America safe go hand-in-hand – and he wants to help do both.
“My advice to President Trump if he wants to make America safe again and drain the swamp is that people like myself can help,” Haney told WND.
“I know where the valves are, and I can help him drain the swamp.”
Haney became a founding member of DHS in 2002 as a Customs and Border Protection agriculture officer. He soon advanced to become an armed CBP officer, serving several tours of duty at the National Targeting Center near Washington, D.C. Then he was promoted to the NTC’s Advanced Targeting Team, a noteworthy accomplishment for an agent on temporary duty assignment.
He won several awards and commendations from his immediate superiors for thoroughly compiling information that led to the identification of hundreds of terrorists. However, it was that very competence that often got him into trouble with the Obama administration. DHS, beginning in the later George W. Bush years and continuing through the Obama years, operated under a policy known as Countering Violent Extremism, which forbade mention of Islam in association with terrorism and downplayed supremacist Islam as just one violent ideology among many.
On multiple occasions, politically appointed DHS officials either deleted valuable records Haney had compiled on Islamic terrorists or forced him to “modify” the records by removing information that linked the terrorists to particular Islamic movements.
Haney chronicled his 10-year struggle to expose the truth in “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad.” He believes his knowledge and experience would make him an ideal candidate to help Trump “drain the swamp.”
“After the water is gone from the swamp, then you’re going to need a team of specialists who are going to be able to do the forensics of the objects that we find down there on the bottom of the swamp,” Haney counseled. “Addressing those pieces of evidence that were dropped into the swamp over the last eight years is going to help keep America much safer than it has been up to now.”
And what will the Trump administration find at the bottom of the swamp? Haney said they will find evidence that the Muslim perpetrators of recent terrorist attacks, such as those in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, San Bernardino, Boston and Fort Hood, were actually known to law enforcement before they committed their deadly attacks.
Esteban Santiago, the Fort Lauderdale airport shooter, was certainly known to the FBI after he walked into its Anchorage office last November and told agents a U.S. intelligence agency was controlling his mind and forcing him to watch ISIS videos. Police in Alaska also knew about Santiago after several encounters in 2016.
The December 2015 San Bernardino massacre hits especially close to home for Haney, because he believes he could have helped prevent the attack if the government had not deleted 67 of his records, including one dealing with an organization with ties to the mosque in Riverside, California, that shooter Syed Farook attended.
Haney thinks if Trump “drains the swamp,” Americans will discover the reasons why so many Muslim terrorists slip through law enforcement’s cracks.
“The fact that they were missed, and that they were able to advance all the way to the point of killing people, we can address that,” he assured WND. “And some of the evidence for those kinds of disconnects in our efforts to protect America from threats both foreign and domestic will be found at the bottom of the swamp.”
In this year, the 20th anniversary of WND’s founding, the organization is proud to have published such a groundbreaking book from a courageous whistleblower like Philip Haney. Geoffrey Stone, the editorial and production director of WND Books, reflected recently on the legacy of WND Books and the importance of “See Something, Say Nothing.”
“I started reading WorldNetDaily in 2002,” Stone recalled. “It was refreshing to find a news source that covered the news from an honest perspective. The hard-hitting pieces are published by fearless journalists who care more about the truth than following some talking points or toeing a party line.
“It was a blessing in 2013 to be able to start running the book division. WND Books has a strong track record of publishing the same type of hard-hitting books that cover topics other publishers are afraid to touch. From the immigration issue to an overreaching Supreme Court to the concerted effort to destroy the American family to the globalists’ strategy to erase the American dream, WND Books present the truth about what is behind the change in America and how it is making the country weaker and more volatile.
“One of the most dangerous issues WND Books takes on is Islamic terrorism. I was excited when Philip Haney came into our offices in 2015 with a proposal for a book that would blow people’s socks off. As a former DHS agent, Haney had been on the front lines, connecting the dots between our lax immigration policies, the Obama administration’s soft stance toward the Muslim Brotherhood, and key terrorist activities in Boston, San Bernardino and Orlando.
“‘See Something, Say Nothing’ is one of the most important books we’ve published to date. It stands as a wake-up call to the new administration to pay attention to who our enemy is and how they are at work already on our soil. Philip Haney knows what he is talking about and knows how to get us back on track to making America great again.”