Many Americans are angry that the FBI chose not to charge Hillary Clinton after the investigation into her e-mail scandal, even though Director James Comey admitted that she had, in fact, committed a crime. But it turns out, plenty of FBI agents are mad, too… and they’re talking. Evidently, the agents wanted to charge Hillary, and the only problem was Director Comey himself.
Two agents spoke to an intermediary, and they said that there is a lot of frustration towards Comey and his leadership — or the lack thereof. “This is a textbook case where a grand jury should have convened but was not. That is appalling,” one of the agents said. “We talk about it in the office and don’t know how Comey can keep going.” The same agent also pointed out that Comey skipped a lot of steps that would be taken in a normal investigation, such as searching Hillary’s house.
“We didn’t search their house. We always search the house. The search should not just have been for private electronics, which contained classified material, but even for printouts of such material,” he said. “There should have been a complete search of their residence. That the FBI did not seize devices is unbelievable. The FBI even seizes devices that have been set on fire.”
Another agent complained about Comey’s padding of his resume, as Comey claimed that he had been an investigator. “Comey was never an investigator or special agent. The special agents are trained investigators and they are insulted that Comey included them in ‘collective we’ statements in his testimony to imply that the SAs agreed that there was nothing there to prosecute,” the second agent said. “All the trained investigators agree that there is a lot to prosecuted but he stood in the way.”
“The idea that [the Clinton/e-mail case] didn’t go to a grand jury is ridiculous,” he added.
Washington, D.C. attorney Joe DiGenova agreed that agents at the bureau are angry — and they aren’t about to let Comey sweep this scandal under the rug. “People are starting to talk. They’re calling their former friends outside the bureau asking for help. We were asked to day to provide legal representation to people inside the bureau and agreed to do so and to former agents who want to come forward and talk. Comey thought this was going to go away,” he said in a radio interview. “It’s not. People inside the bureau are furious. They are embarrassed. They feel like they are being led by a hack but more than that that they think he’s a crook. They think he’s fundamentally dishonest. They have no confidence in him. The bureau inside right now is a mess.”