On Saturday, Law Enforcement Today (LET) broke the sad news that Philip Haney, a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security, had been found dead just outside of San Francisco with a gunshot wound to his chest. Word of Haney’s death prompted an extraordinary outpouring of love from conservatives throughout the country. I posted on that story here.
Haney was best known for blowing the whistle on the Obama Administration after officials had twice ordered the data he and his DHS peers had carefully gathered on individuals with ties to Islamic terrorist groups to be purged. He appeared on “Hannity,” the “Megyn Kelly Show” and other programs in 2016 and told them that if the database had been maintained, rather than purged, in his opinion, terrorist acts such as the December 2015 San Bernardino, CA attack and the June 2016 Orlando, FL nightclub shooting may have been prevented.
Haney had recently authored a book entitled “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad.” Amazon currently touts it as a #1 bestseller in terrorism.
LET reported that Haney was repeatedly dismissed by Democratic lawmakers, officials inside the Obama Administration and the media after coming forward as a whistleblower.
Haney’s abominable treatment by Obama Administration officials stands in stark contrast with the kid glove treatment received by the current “whistleblower,” alleged to be Eric Ciaramella, whose complaint triggered the impeachment of the President.
Apparently, the Grand Canyon sized difference had not escaped Haney’s attention either.
The Washington Examiner’s Kerry Picket reported they (The Examiner) had received a text message from Haney on November 11, 2019. Haney indicated he was planning to write a sequel to “See Something, Say Nothing.” He wrote:
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. However, my story is still live, i.e., there’s still more to come. It’ll be called “National Security Meltdown.”
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.
Yes, it is odd and it is a surreal reality that no one paid attention to Mr. Haney. Unlike Ciaramella, no Obama Administration officials were concerned about his anonymity or his safety.
Later on, he was thrown under the bus by then-DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, (who is best remembered for coining the term “man-caused disasters” to replace the less politically correct phrase “terrorist attacks”).
Additionally, after documents he had faxed to a secure number at the House Homeland Security Committee offices pertaining to a person of interest in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing were leaked to the media, Haney said the Department of Justice, the DHS Office of Internal Affairs and the DHS inspector general launched investigations into him.
The details of this incident can be read in a 2016 article written by Kerry Picket in The Daily Caller here.
To put it mildly, Philip Haney was treated very differently than Eric Ciaramella has been.
Picket reported that the Amador County Sheriff’s office confirmed the following information to the Washington Examiner:
Deputies and detectives responded to reports Friday morning at 10:12 a.m. of a male subject on the ground with a gunshot wound in the area of Highway 124 and Highway 16 in Plymouth, California.
Upon their arrival, they located and identified 66-year-old Philip Haney, who was deceased and appeared to have suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. A firearm was located next to Haney and his vehicle. This investigation is active and ongoing. No further details will be released at this time.