Whistleblower alleges top DHS officials sought to alter intelligence products to fit Trump's comments
September 10, 2020
A whistleblower is alleging that top leaders at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have politicized intelligence, with the political appointees pushing him to alter intelligence assessments to match President Trump's public remarks.
The House Intelligence Committee announced Wednesday that it had received a whistleblower reprisal complaint from Brian Murphy, a career public servant and the former acting under secretary in DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
The complaint states that in several protected disclosures over the past two years, Murphy raised concern about "a repeated pattern of abuse of authority, attempted censorship of intelligence analysis and improper administration of an intelligence program related to Russian efforts to influence and undermine United States interests."