According to author Ed Klein, FBI Director James Comey has become a pariah in his own agency due to a widespread feeling within the Bureau that he let Hillary Clinton get away with criminal negligence. Klein, who has written several books on the Clintons, wrote in a Daily Mail article that Comey was facing mutiny this summer after he announced that Hillary would not be subject to prosecution.
“The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn’t recommend an indictment against Hillary,” said Klein, who spoke to a source close to the FBI director. “Some people, including department heads, stopped talking to Jim, and even ignored his greetings when they passed him in the hall. They felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.”
According to the source Klein spoke to, Comey has been hoping for months to find a way to redeem his reputation within the law enforcement agency.
“He’s been ignoring the resignation letters in the hope that he could find a way of remedying the situation,” said the source. “When new emails that appeared to be related to Hillary’s personal email server turned up in a computer used by Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, Comey jumped at the excuse to reopen the investigation.”
The source, however, said that Comey’s concerns weren’t solely related to whether or not he would be invited to the company BBQ.
“He was also worried that after the presidential election, Republicans in Congress would mount a probe of how he had granted Hillary political favoritism,” Klein wrote.
Well, no need to “worry” about something that is guaranteed to happen. And if Comey was concerned that Republicans might find something, he shouldn’t have done anything that would have given weight to those concerns.
Of course, who believes that Comey went rogue this summer? No one thinks that this highly reputable Republican suddenly decided to help one of the most despised Democrats in history escape justice for no good reason. If Comey was out of line this summer, it was because the pressure was coming down on him from above. From Loretta Lynch. From Barack Obama.
No matter how this investigation turns out, it’s very obvious that corruption has infected the FBI and the Justice Department. When this election is out of the way, the new president needs to make it their top priority to restore our faith in these law enforcement institutions.
But first, we need to vote for someone who is actually capable of doing that.