Former FBI agents have told NBC News that one of the senior FBI officials who pressured them to kill themselves in the 2015 Paris terror attacks pressured them in a call to shut up and “just shut the fuck up.”
In the call, which NBC News was first to report, one of these agents, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, described the incident to the network and a former FBI agent who was present at the time.
“It was just a total shit show.
I felt like it was my duty to just shut up,” the agent told NBC.
“I was told, ‘just stop crying, you’re not a threat to us.
Just shut up.
Just keep quiet.
Just don’t cry, just shut the fucking up.'”
The former agent told the network that he and his fellow agents were told to “just close their eyes, just stop crying.
Just stop it.”
“The FBI is a small, tight-knit group of dedicated professionals,” the former agent said.
“We all have different jobs, and that one agent that was telling me that to just stop is just fucking disgusting.
This is a group of people that I have worked with, and this is a person who has dedicated his life to fighting for justice.”
The former FBI official told NBC that the unnamed official was in the FBI’s counterterrorism division.
“That was the first person who ever told me that I was a threat, and then I started getting texts from this individual telling me to shut the f— up,” he said.
The former bureau official said he had been working with the agent for a year when he received the phone call.
“He called me and said, ‘I want to kill myself.
I just need you to do this for me,'” the former FBI operative told NBC, adding that the agent would tell the agent to “shut up and stop crying.”
He added that the agents would “tell him, ‘You need to shut this bitch up and shut the hell up.'”
According to the former operative, the former official had a history of threatening agents.
“They would tell me that he was going to kill me and would say, ‘Just shut up, you don’t want to get arrested,'” the operative told the news network.
“So he would say these things and I would listen to it.
I would shut up.”
The agent said the FBI was a small-time organization that was often on the receiving end of threats, but that he felt it was his duty to help the agency protect the public and stop terrorism.
“When they told me to kill my family, I said, why not?
It’s a small thing, and I’m not even going to go into the details of it,” the ex-agent said.