To say that FBI director James Comey has failed the country and his fellow FBI agents would be an accurate assessment and should lead to his dismissal and prosecution for his mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation.
Surprisingly this isn’t just coming from the American public anymore, but from somewhere much closer to home.
This is now according to statements made by fellow senior FBI agents under Comey’s direction during the probe.
The New York Post relates:
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.
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.
It looks like Comey may have been instructed by Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to give unprecedented concessions to Hillary Clinton and her aides in exchange for testimony that could have only resulted in Hillary’s criminal mishandling of classified emails being “excused” because of her expected run for the presidency.
As the New York Post report reveals:
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.
Comey also agreed to have Mills’ laptop destroyed after the restricted search, denying Congress the chance to look at it and making the FBI an accomplice to the destruction of evidence.
The criminal subterfuge during this investigation is astounding considering what the agents themselves have been told about handling classified documents.
The New York Post recounts:
According to 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.”
“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,” for mishandling such material, he pointed out. “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.”
The breakdown of law enforcement in America has now reached the highest, and most respected such organization in the country. It may never regain the trust of the American people. The only comfort we voters may receive from any of this is the fact that there are still men of integrity and conscience, in law enforcement, who know the difference between right and wrong and are willing to fight for it!
Source: New York Post