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(edit for verdict) October 1985 - FBI Official Says Mormon Bias Prevented Firing of Spy Suspect

What did the republicans know and when did they know it?

FBI Official Says Mormon Bias Prevented Firing of Spy Suspect

Bernardo (Matt) Perez, formerly the second ranking FBI official in Los Angeles, said he was blocked from firing Miller in December, 1982, by the head of the Los Angeles office, Richard T. Bretzing, who is a Mormon bishop.

“We talked about Mr. Miller’s work record,” Perez said, recounting a conversation he recalled having with Bretzing. “From my personal knowledge, he was a bumbler. He was in all sorts of trouble. He was more than the office joke; he was the FBI joke.


Perez, a Roman Catholic who filed a religious discrimination complaint against Bretzing last year, said Bretzing told him that he should let P. Bryce Christensen, another Mormon agent who personally supervised Miller as a counterintelligence agent, handle the Miller matter.


Miller, 48, was arrested Oct. 2, 1984, along with Svetlana and Nikolai Ogorodnikov on charges of passing secret FBI information to the Soviet Union. He is the first FBI agent ever charged with espionage.

-snip - much more at link-


update to old article about court case - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-10-01-mn-4259-story.html

October 1, 1988

FBI Discriminated Against Latino Agents, Judge Rules

EL PASO — The FBI suffered a major embarrassment Friday when a U.S. district judge ruled that hundreds of Latino agents have been discriminated against and regularly assigned to demeaning duties commonly known as the “Taco Circuit.”

The ruling, issued here by U.S. District Judge Lucius D. Bunton, was heralded as a landmark by the FBI agent who filed the initial suit, Bernardo Matias (Matt) Perez, a former top FBI official in Los Angeles now serving as assistant special agent-in-charge of the El Paso office.


Although the class-action suit was decided in El Paso, its origins were in Los Angeles, where Perez filed his first discrimination complaint in 1983 during a prolonged dispute with then agent-in-charge Richard T. Bretzing.

-link may be a paywall at LATimes https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-10-01-mn-4259-story.html

they "would have voted for Bill Clinton all over again if they had the chance."

The interviewer also expresses shock over a comment made by Hillary's campaign media consultant Mandy Grunwald in the documentary.

"Women who judged Hillary for staying with Bill Clinton would have voted for Bill Clinton all over again if they had the chance. And kept saying so…And yet they took it out on Hillary," Grunwald reportedly says.

Hillary says, "That's exactly right."

"I wish I understood it, I really do," she continues. "And look, I lived through that, where women were judging me and then a little conversation would lead to the fact that they had a similar issue or their sister did or their friend did, and there was so much anxiety and even fear wrapped up in it. But it was also true that, as we saw in survey after survey, he could, if he ran today, get re-elected. What is it about this double standard, both double standard in public and double standard in private? I think the movie does a good job of raising that issue. Trying to answer it conclusively is impossible, but at least we should be asking ourselves that question.


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