The Federal government is paying hundreds of millions of dollars to informants in their efforts to catch the ‘bad guys’.
The Federal government is paying hundreds of millions of dollars to informants as a part of their normal operations.
Federal agencies paid out at least $548 million to informants working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in recent years, according to government audits.
Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com compiled this information by reviewing federal reports. While some of the data is several-years old; it’s apparently the most recent available.
The FBI spent an average of $42 million a year on confidential human sources between fiscal years 2012 and 2018. “Long term” informants comprised 20 percent of its intelligence relationships (source: DOJ IG 2019 report).
The ATF employed 1,855 informants who were paid $4.3 million annually (FY2012-2015). Therefore, on average, each informant made $2,318 for the year. (source: DOJ IG report 2017).
“One federal agency, the DEA, had over 18,000 active confidential sources assigned to its domestic offices, with over 9,000 of those sources receiving approximately $237 million in payments for information or services they provided to the DEA” (between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2015, source: 2016 DOJ IG report).
We wonder what percent of these funds was used to set up innocent Americans.
We know that the majority of the events the Deep State used to tie the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, to Russia, were setups they created.
We know that the majority of the men connected with the so-called attack on Michigan’s corrupt governor Whitmer were FBI informants.
We know that the FBI sent individuals to the rally in DC this past summer. We’re not sure if they are informants or employees.