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FBI agents just accused Trump of endangering national security with his shutdown

Anyone who may have guessed that after two years of near constant attacks by President Trump and the firing of a significant portion of their leadership, the employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation were suffering from low morale have vastly understated the seriousness of the crisis at the FBI now that the government shutdown has added working without pay to their list of Trump-induced indignities.

“I’m not going to try to candy-coat it,” Tom O’Connor, a special agent and president of the FBI Agents Association, told The Atlantic this week. “We really feel that the financial insecurities we are facing right now equate to a national-security issue.”

With Trump’s border-wall-tantrum-inspired government shutdown poised to become the longest in U.S. history this weekend and with no end in sight, thousands of FBI agents and other essential national security-related federal employees have either been furloughed or are being forced to work without pay and under severe budget constraints.

An article in The Atlantic details the damage to the morale at the FBI that the shutdown has augmented coming after Trump’s assault on the bureau, citing dangerous jobs made considerably more difficult due to a turn against the bureau by Trump followers who traditionally identified as staunch supporters of the law and order that the FBI represents. Read more

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FBI agents just accused Trump of endangering national security with his shutdown

Anyone who may have guessed that after two years of near constant attacks by President Trump and the firing of a significant portion of their leadership, the employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation were suffering from low morale have vastly understated the seriousness of the crisis at the FBI now that the government shutdown has added working without pay to their list of Trump-induced indignities.