Robyn Gritz is a patriot and a former FBI counterterrorism agent, who responded to an op-ed authored by the newly canned FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. On Friday, he published a piece with the Washington Post entitled, “Not in my worst nightmares did I dream my FBI career would end this way.”
On “Fox & Friends,” Gritz, who for served 16 years with the FBI combatting terrorism said that she celebrated McCabe’s firing and that it took her back to memories of how he had wronged her.
“When you’re fighting terror, and you’re seeing buildings come down before you, you’re passionate, and you’re emotional, and I think the American people want you to be that way when you’re fighting terror and keeping them safe,” she said in a 2015 interview.
For sixteen years, she devoted her life to the FBI by probing into September 11, 2001, when Al Qaeda attacked the Pentagon, aiding in the rescue of Western hostages, and chasing down global terrorists. She was detailed to the CIA and worked closely with the Defense Intelligence Agency that was headed by General Michael Flynn.
In 2005, she started working with McCabe until she eventually resigned some years later. According to Gritz, he retaliated against her for filing a harassment accusation against one of her supervisors.
While she was working as a “detailee” to the CIA, her boss started “scrutinizing [her] work and asking questions” about her supposedly being “fragile” after her divorce.
At the time Gritz told her boss, “He made some discriminatory comments about why I was traveling and such.”
But throughout her time at the FBI, her bosses gave her excellent or outstanding performance reviews. It wasn’t until 2013 when Gritz filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint against her FBI supervisors stating sexual discrimination and a hostile work environment.
In 2014, she revised her complaint by claiming that she suffered “a hostile [work] environment, defamation of character through continued targeting by Andrew McCabe.” She also decided to file a complaint against him when she heard that the boss was making similar comments to a black coworker.
When she filed the suit, Gritz said that McCabe signed off on an internal investigation against her and stated that “he knew that I was either filing or going to file the [case].”
“I went through hell for a year and a half. Andy made sure I couldn’t get out of the division,” she said. Gritz said that in a meeting McCabe also made “nasty, false” comments about her. She said “lying,” is the reason in “which is why he just got fired.”
Flynn provided a letter on Pentagon stationery in May 2014, which said that Gritz “was well-known, liked and respected in the military counter-terrorism community for her energy, commitment and professional capacity, and over the years worked in several interagency groups on counter-terrorism targeting initiatives. Her work consistently produced outstanding results in the most challenging environments.”
Then in 2015, in an NPR broadcast, Flynn publicly supported Gritz, and he questioned why she had been pushed out of the FBI. He praised her many years with the bureau her being one of the “bright lights and shining stars” in the intelligence community.
Flynn added that she “just kinda got it when it came to the kind of enemy that we are facing and the relationship that was necessary between law enforcement and the military… and I just thought she was really a real pro.”
Gritz’s lawyer then informed the EEOC that Flynn and other top officials would be witnesses on her behalf and McCabe had to submit an opposing sworn statement to EEOC investigators.
When he made his statement, McCabe admitted under oath that the FBI had started an internal investigation into Gritz’s personal conduct after finding out that she “had filed or intended to file” a sex discrimination complaint against her supervisors. In his statement he constituted an admitted that the FBI had unlawfully retaliated against Gritz for employing her protected right to file a complaint.
By the time that Robyn had resigned, McCabe had become Deputy Director of the FBI. Because of his new position of power, he was a crucial person in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, and that was when he was able to get revenge on Flynn. According to three FBI employees, McCabe conveyed that he had a strong dislike for Flynn.
McCabe had a plan for retaliation against Flynn, and according to Joseph diGenova, a member of President Trump’s legal team, McCabe set up the general for the interview that led to Flynn’s indictment for being dishonest to the FBI.
It all makes more sense now why the FBI went after Flynn like they did!
Gritz stated that she was at a restaurant when she heard that McCabe was fired and that she vocally reacted with joy.
She said that many of former FBI coworkers called her to rejoice that McCabe was “being held accountable.”