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The FBI Was Corrupted by Narcissism — Other Agencies Too?

The FBI Was Corrupted by Narcissism — Other Agencies Too?
The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation hangs on the outside of the bureau's Edgar J. Hoover Building May 9, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Have the broad powers entrusted to the government to investigate and prosecute criminals for the preservation of the collective rights of the governed been diverted to cultivate sinister objectives?

The recognition of a citizen’s intrinsic individual rights is enshrined in our Declaration of Independence. These include but are not limited to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” People band together to form governments which derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed” to ensure these rights are not infringed.

The United States Government entrusted the Department of Justice and the FBI with considerable force to conduct investigations, present facts, and petition the courts to deprive an individual’s rights in order to protect the collective rights when it is in the interest of the governed people. It is important then that personnel use this power and operate in the interest of the people with “Rigorous obedience to the Constitution of the United States” and “Uncompromising personal integrity,” as listed under the Core Values on the FBI’s website.

The DOJ-IG report on the FBI states that James Comey admitted he “concealed his intentions from the Department until the morning of his press conference on July 5, and instructed his staff to do the same, to make it impracticable for Department leadership to prevent him from delivering his statement.” DOJ-IG further found this was “extraordinary and insubordinate” with no “basis for deviating from well-established Department policies in a way intentionally designed to avoid supervision by Department leadership over his actions.”

Even as Andrew Griffin writing for the Independent quotes from Comey’s book: "It is also wrong to stand idly by, or worse, to stay silent when you know better…”

Aren’t these actions and comments consistent with narcissistic personalities “violating organizational rules and disregarding institutional or managerial authority” as defined by Dr. Ursula Wilder? She continued with, narcissists “trivialize inconvenient regulations or hold themselves superior and exempt from policies, directives, and laws.”

Dr. Wilder further identifies narcissist characteristics as tending to “blame others for their problems... [to] regain a sense of mastery.”

We learned from the DOJ-IG report that “[Andrew] McCabe’s disclosure was an attempt to make himself look good by making senior department leadership … look bad.” The DOJ-IG “concluded that McCabe’s decision … [was made] in a manner designed to advance his personal interests.”

Does Peter Strzok’s text calling voters "ignorant hillbillys [sic]" who didn’t vote for McCabe’s wife, quoted by Congressman Massie, confirm Cheryl Chumley’s impression of Strzok’s Congressional testimony as “sneering, smirking, condescending, patronizing balls of self-pride who think themselves superior in intellect and deed to the average American?”

This congressional testimony growing “increasingly combative and condescending” as observed by the NY Post’s Michael Goodwin demonstrates another narcissistic trait identified by Dr. Wilder: “When facts or other people contradict or interfere with their fantasies, narcissists become combative and vengeful.”

We are also told that narcissists’ “deep hunger for affirma­tion also makes them vulnerable to manipulation, particularly by people whose admiration or approval they desire [and] are particularly sensitive to authorities or to other­wise socially prominent or powerful people” evidenced by Strzok’s agreement with Lisa Page’s text that Hillary Clinton “might be our next president” as documented in the DOJ-IG report. While his boss Comey, according to the NY Post quoting from his book, participated in the politics by “making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president.”

It appears the FBI leadership had been hijacked by three people at the very top of the organization. The director, deputy director, and the director of counterintelligence violated FBI core values and exhibited a collective condescending narcissistic behavior of feeling “entitled to special - even extraordinary - favors and status… deeply antagonistic to sharing decision making.”

Rather than using the power of the force of the government as intended for the protection of the American people, Jefferson’s vision that “The most sacred of the duties of government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens,” as quoted on the DOJ website, was compromised. With their narcissistic grip on the FBI, these three allowed the FBI to be corrupted.

But this beckons the question: How many others, yet to be exposed in other agencies, have also been corrupted?

John M. DeMaggio retired after 30 years of service as a Captain from the U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence Program. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Forensic Science from John Jay College and a Master’s of Science from Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. Privately consulting in counterterrorism, forensic science, and investigations, he also conducts international counterterrorism training, having retired as a Special Agent in Charge and serving as Co-chairman, Investigative Support and Forensic Subgroup, TSWG, developing interagency counterterrorism technology. He is also an op-ed contributor for The Hill. He previously published “Mitigation of Terrorist Effects on Victims’ Motivation” in U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Center Colloquium. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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