Whistleblower of the Department of Homeland Security Philip Haney, who spoke against his own office during the Obama administration, was found shot in California.
The Amador County Sheriff’s Office said the authorities responded to reports from a man lying on the ground with an apparent bullet wound at Highway 124 and Highway 16 in Plymouth.
“Upon their arrival, they found and identified 66-year-old Philip Haney, who had died and appeared to have sustained a single gunshot wound,” the authorities said Washington examiner.
Philip Haney (photo), a former Ministry of Homeland Security official who blew the whistle over the desk, was found dead Friday with a bullet wound
Authorities have not shared further details while investigating Haney’s death, no arrests have been made and a motive has not been made clear.
Although the nature of Haney’s death has not been determined, a Fox News employee suggested he was killed.
“Someone I deeply respected and considered a friend Phil Haney – a DHS whistleblower during the Obama administration was apparently killed in Southern California yesterday. Pray for his family and pray for them to find the person who killed him, “she wrote on Twitter.
Fox News employee Sara A. Carter suggested shared condolences for the Haney family and suggested that the former official was killed
Sources said that Haney, who formally retired in 2015, was recently in contact with senior officials about returning to work with DHS. He was also engaged to get married.
Haney received national attention after calling the DHS under the Obama administration, criticizing his approach to radical jihadists and Islamic extremists in 2016.
He would testify that DHS ordered him to remove hundreds of files related to people associated with Islamist terrorist groups and claimed that various terrorist attacks in the US could have been prevented if certain files were maintained.
“It is very likely that one or more of the subsequent terrorist attacks on the home country could have been prevented if more experts from the Ministry of Homeland Security were allowed to do our work at the end of 2009,” Haney wrote The hill in 2016.
Haney (photo) testified before the US Senate Commission in 2016 that DHS deleted hundreds of files about people with ties to Islamist terrorist groups
Regarding a thwarted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight to Detroit, Michigan, Haney remembered how Obama blamed DHS for not identifying the threat
“President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for failing to” connect the dots. ” He said, “This was not a failure to gather intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.”
He also called on the government because it put “political correctness” above security.
“I can no longer keep silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terrorism strategy, the willingness of our leaders to endanger the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness – and consequently our vulnerability to devastating, mass victims. ”
Haney said the devastating shooting at Orlando Pulse Nightclub in 2016 and the San Bernardino terrorist attack in 2015 could have been prevented if DHS had taken the right precautions.
In a 2015 interview with Fox news, Haney said the efforts of his and other DHS employees were stalled after being accused of unfair targeting of Muslims.
If he had not stopped, he said, they could have prevented the San Bernardino attack organized by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, killing 14 people.
The couple would have been “very likely” with the security services through their connections to Deobandi Movement and its sub-groups al-Huda and Tablighi Jamaat, “said Haney.
“Either Syed would have been put on the no-fly list because of his association with that mosque, and the K-1 visa his wife might have been refused because of his ties with a well-known organization,” he said.
At the time of Haney’s testimony before the Senate Judicial Committee, Republicans questioned former Obama-time DHS Secretary Jet Johnson about the allegations.
Senator Ted Cruz asked, “Was Mr Haney’s statement that the Department of Homeland Security ordered more than 800 documents … changed or removed accurately?”
Johnson replied that he had “no idea,” and denied ever knowing who Haney was.
“I don’t know who Mr. Haney is. I wouldn’t know him if he entered the room, “he said.
Red State and Heavy said that Haney (photo) has been missing since Wednesday and was only seen after he was found Friday
In the same year, Haney released his first book, See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer, exposing the government’s submission to Jihad about his experiences in DHS.
He told the Washington researcher via text that he intended to write a sequel.
“The sequel to the National Security Meltdown continues where SSSN had gone,” he wrote.
“My intention is to be ready by the beginning of spring until mid-spring of 2020 (just before the political sound wave hits) and then drive that wave all the way to the November elections.”
Haney became one of the founders of the Ministry of Homeland Security in 2002 as an agricultural customs and border protection officer.
He would then work as an armed CBP officer before being promoted to his Advanced Targeting Team.
Haney specialized in Islamic theology and the strategies used by the worldwide Islamic movement.