Philip Haney, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official during the Obama administration, and is a real whistleblower who exposed shortcomings inside the organization was found dead on the eve of his new book.
Breitbart News reports:
Although authorities have said the gunshot wound “appears” to be “self-inflicted,” stressing that the investigation is ongoing, 66-year-old Haney had been missing since February 19. and died from a gunshot wound to his chest two days later.
Gunshot wounds to the chest are uncommon in the case of suicides, data reportedly show.
Haney’s death has triggered a wave of claims suggesting he may have been a victim of foul play.
Haney testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in June 2016 that the DHS ordered him to delete hundreds of files of people with links to Islamist terrorist groups and said that if those files weren’t deleted it would have stopped terrorist attacks.
Rep. Steve King is claiming this is a cover-up and that Haney “didn’t kill himself.”
The Washington Examiner reports:
The Washington Examiner received a text message from Haney on Nov. 11 which mentioned plans to write a sequel to his first book, See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad, which described his experience at DHS.
“Odd (surreal reality) that I was a highly visible whistleblower … that virtually no one listened to, while this guy remains invisible, but is treated like an anointed oracle from above,” Haney said in the Nov. 11 text, referring to alleged Ukraine whistleblower Eric Ciaramella. “However, my story is still live, i.e., there’s still more to come. It’ll be called ‘National Security Meltdown.’”
Haney added, “I have a severely hyper-organized archive of everything that’s happened since See Something, Say Nothing (SSSN) was published in May of 2016. The National Security Meltdown sequel will pick up right where SSSN left off. My intention is to have it ready by early-to mid-Spring of 2020 (just before the political sound wave hits), then ride that wave all the way to the Nov. elections.”
The investigation is still on-going and has yet to be declared a suicide.