- Agents inside the FBI want the FBI Director, James Comey, to step down.
- They cannot believe that the Director of the FBI would ruin the reputation of the agency as badly as he has.
- Even retired agents have come out of the woodwork to express their disgust with Comey’s procedures.
It seems that FBI Director James Comey may have damaged the reputation of the FBI forever. At least, that’s what top FBI veteran agents are saying. Agents inside the bureau cannot believe Comey’s “cowardly” investigation into the former Secretary of States private email server where she mishandled classified information.
However, after congressional critics came after Comey with accusations, he struck back like a true lead … By throwing his entire team under the bus. He claimed that the investigation was done by career agents, “So if I blew it, they blew it, too.”
The other agents inside the department do not seem to agree with Comey. They are claiming that Comey tied their hands by agreeing to unheard-of ground rules by Clinton’s, and her aides, lawyers. Dennis V. Hughes, the retired chief of the FBI’s computer investigations unit, said, “In my 25 years with the bureau, I never had any ground rules in my interviews.”
The FBI Director didn’t even follow normal protocol. Comey gave immunity to several witnesses, including potential targets. He could have gone to prosecutors and insisted on a grand jury leverage to compel testimony and seize evidence.
Then Comey agreed to destroy the laptop after searching through it. Way to go, Comey, the FBI is now an accomplice in destroying evidence. How good does that make you feel?
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Hughes said, “The FBI has politicized itself, and its reputation will suffer for a long time. I hold Director Comey responsible.”
Another retired agent, Michael M. Biasello, had a lot to say about Comey’s “professional” behavior. He said, “…this outcome was by design.” He went on to say, “Each month for 27 years, I received oral and computer admonishments concerning the proper protocol for handling top secret and other classified material, and was informed of the harsh penalties, to include prosecution and incarceration. Had myself or my colleagues engaged in behavior of the magnitude of Hillary Clinton, as described by Comey, we would be serving time in Leavenworth.”
Now the agents are asking Congress to subpoena the case. They are curious to see what the agents would say about Comey’s direction if they were asked questions under oath. However, that being said, Comey did make the agents sign a nondisclosure agreement before going into the investigation.
The probability of an investigation into Comey’s direction isn’t very likely. Either way, the agents want Comey gone and if Congress won’t take him out they expect him to step down.
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