FBI Agents on Verge of Revolt After Agency Disgraced by Director Comey

A Federal Bureau of Investigation with a damaged reputation may seem minor in comparison with the miscarriage of justice that is represented by Hillary avoiding prosecution over her well-publicized email scandal and mishandling of highly-classified documents.  But it must be a morale-killer for those agents who worked on the case to now realize that the findings and conclusions of their work had already been decided beforehand regardless of what evidence they unearthed.

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.”

How's that last statement for boldly standing up for those serving under your leadership?  Pretty pathetic, huh?

What else did Comey do to corrupt the case his agents worked on?

Instead of going to prosecutors and insisting on using grand jury leverage to compel testimony and seize evidence, Comey allowed immunity for several key witnesses, including potential targets.

The immunity agreements came with outrageous side deals, including preventing agents from searching for any documents on a Dell laptop owned by former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills generated after Jan. 31, 2015, when she communicated with the server administrator who destroyed subpoenaed emails.

What’s more, Comey cut a deal to give Clinton a “voluntary” witness interview on a major holiday, and even let her ex-chief of staff sit in on the interview as a lawyer, even though she, too, was under investigation.

Retired FBI agents have nothing good to say about Comey's conduct in the Hillary Clinton case.

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

Agreed retired FBI agent Michael M. Biasello: “Comey has singlehandedly 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.” … “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.”

Regarding the impact of Comey's actions on the morale of FBI agents, former FBI official I. C. Smith weighed in with his views:

“FBI agents upset with Comey’s decision have every reason to feel that way,” Smith said. “Clearly there was a different standard applied to Clinton.”

“I have no doubt resourceful prosecutors and FBI agents could have come up with some charge that she would have been subject to prosecution,” the 25-year veteran added. “What she did is absolutely abhorrent for anyone who has access to classified information.”

And apparently Comey doesn't want any wagging tongues disturbing things at some future point.

Comey made the 25 agents who worked on the case sign nondisclosure agreements. But others say morale has sunk inside the bureau.

Establishing Hillary Clinton as above the law corrupts the integrity of the FBI, and demoralizes its agents.  And worse, it probably just confirms to Hillary her belief in her own invulnerability — something that would be an extremely dangerous characteristic for a future president.

Comey has done more than enough damage for one career.  He should resign in disgrace.

Source:  New York Post



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