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Saturday, October 08, 2016

FBI agents are ready to revolt over the Clinton probe

Veteran FBI agents say FBI Director James Comey has permanently damaged the bureau’s reputation for uncompromising investigations with his “cowardly” whitewash of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information using an unauthorized private email server.

Feeling the heat from congressional critics, Comey last week argued that the case was investigated by career FBI agents, “So if I blew it, they blew it, too.”

But agents say Comey tied investigators’ hands by agreeing to unheard-of ground rules and other demands by the lawyers for Clinton and her aides that limited their investigation.

“In my 25 years with the bureau, I never had any ground rules in my interviews,” said retired agent Dennis V. Hughes, the first chief of the FBI’s computer investigations unit.

“The FBI has politicized itself, and its reputation will suffer for a long time,” Hughes said. “I hold Director Comey responsible.”

Agreed retired FBI agent Michael M. Biasello: “Comey has single-handedly ruined the reputation of the organization.”

The accommodations afforded Clinton and her aides are “unprecedented,” Biasello added, “which is another way of saying this outcome was by design.” He called Comey’s decision not to seek charges “cowardly.”

Former FBI official I.C. Smith said Congress should subpoena the case’s agents to testify about the direction they received from Comey and their supervisors: “It would be interesting to see what the results would be if those involved with the investigation were questioned under oath.”

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What probe? It was a sham.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to see the FBI with this terrible stain upon it.

Anonymous said...

More Clinton and democrat corruption,it never ends.

Anonymous said...

FBI now stands for Fake Bureau of Investigation.

lmclain said...

Those FBI agents probably knew a lot more about the fates of other people who crossed them or knew too much (including Arkansas State Police officers, plural. Dead ones, that is...). Only someone who is deliberately ignorant cannot look at all the dead people in the clinton's wake and the common thread they shared (they knew, and were often about to testify to, some very damaging information) and not come to the conclusion that any prosecutor would arrive at--- they kill people. They are running out of possible "accidents", shootings on back rual roads at night, "robberies" and murders with no motive (well, maaaaybe), no suspects and nothing taken, plane accidents, "suicides" (more than a few), and auto crashes. What could they possibly come up with next? A close confidant who ties his hands behind his back with piano wire and dunks himself in a vat of acid?
Keep cheering.