The pastor of an Obama-era Department of Homeland Security whistleblower found dead on the side of a road in California in February says he thinks he was the victim of a homicide, not suicide. A mystery that constantly occurs when people connected to politicians end up like this.
Pastor Grey Young said he doesn't accept that the death of Phillip Haney, which remains a mystery, was self-inflicted.
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“No I do not believe he was suicidal, I do not believe that,” Young said. “…You have a man that was planning to get married, a man who was very devout in his Christian faith, a man who had a lot of incredible projects in the works.”
The Epoch Times reported:
The shooting death of DHS whistleblower Philip Haney was initially written off as a suicide by several news outlets, but the local Sheriff’s office is now saying they have not concluded whether it was suicide or murder.
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“On February 21, 2020 at approximately 1012 hours, deputies and detectives responded to the area of Highway 124 and Highway 16 in Plymouth to the report of a male subject on the ground with a gunshot wound,” the Amador County (California) Sheriff’s Office said in a statement after finding Haney dead.
“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,” the statement continued.
In June 2016, Haney testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee alleging that the Obama-era DHS had ordered him to delete hundreds of files about reputed associates of Islamic terrorist groups.
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Haney made the case that several attacks in the U.S. could have been prevented if some of the files had not been deleted.
Young said his last conversation with Haney, which occurred shortly before his death, was upbeat and positive.
“Our last message together basically was ‘hey. I can’t wait to share with you this incredible thing that’s happened’ and he was very excited about it,” he stated.
Young isn't the only one who believes that Haney may have been murdered. Two Republican congressman -- Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Steve King of Iowa -- have said so on the House floor in February after learning of his death.
USA Features News reports:
Both lawmakers claimed that Haney always kept a thumb drive around his neck that allegedly contained a cache of highly sensitive documents related to allegations that the Obama administration could have prevented domestic terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists. It’s not clear what happened to the thumb drive or if there even was one.
"I’d been concerned about his safety, with all the information he knew and people who could’ve gotten in trouble.” Gohmert said. “We had a mutual pact. It said: Either one of us ended up committing suicide, then the other is going to make sure that the truth wins out.”