In 2018, a former FBI cybersecurity contractor who blew the whistle on potential criminal activity involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and the controversial Uranium One sale had his home raided and documents seized by FBI agents — even as he informed them that he was officially protected from such as a bona fide whistleblower.
Now, more than a year later, that whistleblower is speaking out about what happened and is wondering why he, and other prominent figures who supported him, have yet to receive any answers regarding why the raid was ordered, according to One America News Network (OANN).
2018 FBI raid
The Daily Caller reported in December of 2018 about the FBI raid that occurred a month prior on the whistleblower’s home in Maryland — despite his protected status gained by virtue of federal whistleblower laws — as well as the media outlet’s futile effort to pry a satisfactory explanation out of the FBI regarding the justification for the raid.
No less than 16 FBI agents spent hours rummaging through Dennis Nathan Cain’s belongings on Nov. 19, 2018, in search of documents they suspected were in his possession, even after he informed them that he had been granted official protected whistleblower status by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz on the matter.
Unfortunately, a Maryland judge had blocked the release of the information the Daily Caller sought and ordered all court documents in the matter to remain sealed, ostensibly to protect the “ongoing investigation.”
Fox News reported at the time that the then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), had taken an interest in what had happened to Cain and demanded answers from the DOJ and FBI.
Still awaiting answers
According to OANN, unfortunately, the answers demanded by Cain, Grassley, and the Daily Caller, among others, still remain unanswered, which has prompted Cain to speak out again.
In an interview with OANN, Cain recalled how the raid occurred and noted that the search warrant used by the FBI had accused him of “theft” of the hundreds of government documents that he possessed. But as per the relevant laws, his possession of documents at the heart of his whistleblowing activities could not legally be deemed “theft,” as his actions were protected activity under the law.
Watch OANN’s report below:
The main question now is whether the FBI raided Cain’s home and retrieved the documents he compiled in a bid to protect Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. Or, was the raid merely part of a broader effort to keep all information about the Clintons, Clinton Foundation, and the Uranium One sale secret to protect ongoing investigations targeting individuals other than Cain?
Interestingly, Sen. Grassley has yet to receive a reply to those and other questions about the raid that he submitted to FBI Director Christopher Wray in November of 2019.
Unfortunately, there is no real way to know for sure if Cain was targeted as retribution for blowing the whistle on Clinton or if he was merely caught up in an effort to keep a developing probe secret. Either way, the Clintons are likely not happy with such questions or with any renewed interest in the matter, as they’d surely prefer everyone to forget about their scandalous and potentially criminal activities in years past.