Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, author of the newly-released book “Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away From It All,” left his post after a 12-year run to run for Congress as a Republican, turning his back on President Barack Obama and the “fog of scandals” he believes have enveloped the Obama administration.
Bongino sat down with The Daily Caller and dished on the politicized state of the Department of Justice, the reforms he believes will stifle corruption in the burgeoning federal bureaucracies and the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance sweeps.
What’s your opinion of the Obama administration’s Department of Justice and Eric Holder’s tenure, and the difference between finding actual criminal cases and cases that are just neatly packaged?
Bongino: “It’s a travesty, what’s happened to the Department of Justice. It’s an actual travesty. It’s political malpractice at its worst. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Lady Justice has got a blindfold on. That has not been the case for this administration. Think about the things they’ve wasted their time on. Political statements about the voter intimidation, Fast and Furious, hiding documents from Congress — the most recent scandal, and I think the most egregious, is going after Louisiana for the school voucher program. … This Department of Justice is a Department of Injustice. It’s just sad what has happened — I’m stunned that more people have not come forward. Because I get, phone calls, emails, texts from people all the time, who — I cannot express to you the level of frustration amongst federal agents and administrative employees. People are really fed up with this administration and the way they politicize things. I think the DOJ is just the tip of the spear.”