In the second part of a two-part episode, Jane continues her conversation with Mike German, an FBI whistleblower who blew the whistle on illegal wire-tapping. In the first part of the podcast, German talked about his journey through the FBI and described his whistleblowing experience. In this episode, German provides more information about his experience going undercover in neo-Nazi and white supremacist circles. He and Jane talk about further misconduct at the FBI and the similarities between different FBI whistleblowers’ stories. German also provides insight on the January 6th attack on the Capitol and white supremacy under the Trump Administration. The two FBI whistleblowers also discuss changes the FBI could make in their hiring practices to encourage diversity and ponder the question: why would the FBI lie?
View the webpages for German’s two books:
Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent