A Washington, DC office was raided by three carloads of federal officers shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday. They weren’t after January 6 participants or money launderers. The Federal Protective Service, a division of the Department of Homeland Security tasked with securing federal government buildings, was where the agents worked. Brian Sulc, executive director of the International Organized Crime Operations Center located in the DHS Office of Analysis and Intelligence in Washington, was their target. Sulc was a top civil official. The mission of this office, which was created by Joe Biden in Dec. 2021, is to “integrate intelligence to combat transnational organized crime (TOC) network as well as facilitators.
It works in tandem with counterpart entities in State, Defense, Treasury, and Justice, including the DNI. We concentrate largely on transnational gangs, significant drug smuggling groups, human smuggling, trafficking in weapons, child exploitation, illegal commerce, and the flow of illicit revenues for these criminal businesses.”
Sulc was apprehended, led out of the structure, and put into a police car to be sent to another place for “questioning.” His workplace had been declared a crime scene.
“No one can enter since the office has been blocked off with crime tape and evidence seals have been applied to the door and keyhole.”
He has reportedly been given administrative leave.
Sulc, a former Marine officer, describes himself as the only parent of his four kids. In the DHS hierarchy, he is two levels behind the venerable liar Alejandro Mayorkas.
The narrative becomes murky at this point. Rolling Stone reports:
“Sulc is in charge of the department that creates intelligence reports on critical policy topics including border security, the opioid epidemic, and others. These analyses include information on the routes taken by fentanyl to enter the US as well as searches for cartel members and agents of human trafficking on both sides of the border. At the highest ranks of DHS and elsewhere in the Biden administration, they are utilized to guide policy choices.”
He was detained and kicked out of the facility “for an apparent security violation, carrying a personal electronic device inside of the secured office, where cellphones and electronic devices are strictly forbidden.”
Where I’m from, people often say, “I might have actually been born at night, but I was not born last night.” A member of a senior executive service is not being detained and humiliated publicly for something that the whole State Department of Hillary Clinton performed all day, every day. They have damaged his credibility and value by removing him from the premises in handcuffs. If he is not eligible for retirement (based on a check at his LinkedIn profile, he hasn’t accrued the necessary amount of retirement time), his next move will be his retirement or dismissal from the Civil Service. This situation would have been treated quite differently if his worst offense had been to bring a cell phone into a protected building or even a SCIF.
No, there is a greater issue at hand. Given Sulc’s resume, it might be any number of wrongdoings or criminal activity. The whistleblowers who are starting to gather outside of Congressional offices with tales of falsehoods and deceit by Mayorkas and his inner circle to mislead Congress may also be involved. This story won’t be forgotten any time soon.
Author: Blake Ambrose