Talking Points Memo has a good profile of former FBI agent John Guandolo:
An FBI agent who worked on the corruption case of former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson resigned after superiors found a list he wrote of his sexual conquests with agents and a confidential source, according to court documents.
The same agent, John Guandolo, who is married and who unsuccessfully solicited a $75,000 donation for an anti-terrorism group from a wealthy witness in the Jefferson case with whom he was having an affair, resigned from the FBI and appears to have landed on his feet on the speaking circuit playing up the threat of Islamic terrorism.
What does that have to do with what we write about here at RightWingWatch, you ask? Well, it turns out that one of the ways in which he’s been “playing up the threat of Islamic terrorism” is by injecting himself into the Rifqa Bary saga.
For instance, last week he penned a piece entitled “Florida Department of Law Enforcement earns an F” for the Center for Security Policy website, claiming that, in his “professional opinion,” the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s investigation stating that there was no evidence to support the right-wing allegations against Bary’s parents was false, due to “negligence– and willful blindness” on the part of Florida authorities:
The significant errors and omissions that Mr. Guandolo and other experts have found in this FDLE investigation show a failure in FDLE’s professional responsibility in handling the Rifqa Bary case. Governor Crist and FDLE management need to get new investigators on the job, start over, and this time do it right.
He recently reiterated those claims in a piece in Human Events, and his “expert opinion” is now being cited by groups like the Family Research Council and activists like Robert Knight who are supporting Rifqa in their battle against Islam.