A Whistleblower associated with Uranium One had his house raided by the FBI according to his lawyers.
FBI agents raided the home of a recognized Department of Justice whistleblower who privately delivered documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a government watchdog, according to the whistleblowerâ€™s attorney.
The Justice Departmentâ€™s inspector general was informedÂ that the documents show that federal officials failed to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and Rosatom, the Russian company that purchased Uranium One, aÂ document reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation alleges.
The delivered documents also show that then-FBI Director Robert Mueller failed to investigate allegations of criminal misconduct pertaining to Rosatom and to other Russian government entities attached toÂ Uranium One,Â the document reviewed by TheDCNF alleges.Â MuellerÂ is now the special counsel investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.
â€œThe bureau raided my client to seize what he legally gave Congress about the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One,â€ the whistleblowerâ€™s lawyer, Michael Socarras, told TheDCNF, noting thatÂ he consideredÂ the FBIâ€™s raid to be an â€œoutrageous disregardâ€ of whistleblower protections.Â (RELATED:Â FBI Takes Aim At The Clinton Foundation)
Sixteen agents arrived at the home of Dennis Nathan Cain, a former FBI contractor,Â on the morning of Nov. 19 and raided his Union Bridge, Maryland, home, Socarras told TheDCNF.
The raid was permitted by a court order signed on Nov. 15 by federal magistrate Stephanie A. Gallagher in the U.S. District Court for Baltimore and obtained by TheDCNF.
A special agent from the FBIâ€™s Baltimore division, who led the raid, charged that Cain possessed stolen federal property and demanded entry to his private residence, Socarras told TheDCNF.
â€œOn Nov. 19, the FBI conducted court authorized law enforcement activity in theÂ Union Bridge, Maryland area,â€ bureau spokesman Dave Fitz told TheDCNF. â€œAt this time, we have no further comment.â€
Cain informed the agent while he was still at the door that he was a recognized protected whistleblower under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act and that Justice Department Inspector GeneralÂ Michael HorowitzÂ recognized his whistleblower status, according to Socarras.
The FBI seemed not to care about his Whistleblower status.
Cain further told the FBI agent the potentially damaging classified information had been properly transmitted to the Senate and House Intelligence committees as permitted under the act, Socarras said.Â The agent immediately directed his agents to begin a sweep of the suburban home, anyway.
Frightened and intimidated, Cain promptly handed over the documents, Socarras told TheDCNF.Â Yet even after surrendering the information to the FBI, the agents continued to rummage through the home for six hours.
â€œAfter asking and getting my approval to do so, DOJ IG Michael Horowitz had a member of his staff physically take Mr. Cainâ€™s classified document disclosure to the House and Senate Intelligence committees,â€ Socarras told TheDCNF.
â€œFor the bureau to show up at Mr. Cainâ€™s home suggesting that those same documents are stolen federal property, and then proceed to seize copies of the same documents after being told at the house door that he is a legally protected whistleblower who gave them to Congress, is an outrageous disregard of the law,â€ he continued.
Cain came across the potentially explosive information while working for an FBI contractor,Â Socarras told TheDCNF.
Cain met with a senior member of Horowitzâ€™s office at a church close to the White House to deliver the documents to the IG, according to Socarras.
Cain sat in a pew with a hoodie and sun glasses, Socarras said. Cain held a double-sealed envelope containing a flash drive with the documents. The IG official met him and, without saying a word, took the pouch over Cainâ€™s shoulder and left.
The Lawyer claimed that they acted with serious misconduct
The FBI has yet to talk to Cainâ€™s attorney despite the raid, according to Socarras.
â€œAfter the raid, and having received my name and phone number from Mr. Cain as his lawyer, an FBI agent actually called my client directly to discuss his seized electronics,â€ Socarras told TheDCNF. â€œKnowingly bypassing the lawyer of a represented client is serious misconduct.â€
The Justice Department and the IG both declined to comment.
It is unclear what this means but it certainly should be looked into by Donald Trump. Uranium One needs to be fully investigated and hopefully, this is the first step in that process rather than the beginning of a cover-up.