The FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server may be over and done with (for now), but many people remain shocked and appalled that Clinton got away with such recklessness without so much as a slap on the wrist — and no one is more shocked than seasoned FBI agents:
“This is a textbook case where a grand jury should have convened but was not. That is appalling,” an FBI special agent who has worked public corruption and criminal cases said of the decision. “We talk about it in the office and don’t know how [FBI Director James] Comey can keep going.”
The agent was also surprised that the bureau did not bother to search Clinton’s house during the investigation.
“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,” the agent pointed out. “That the FBI did not seize devices is unbelievable. The FBI even seizes devices that have been set on fire.”
So, who’s to blame for the botched investigation? According to agents, it’s Comey himself:
“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.”
Once Congress goes back into session on Nov. 14, Washington, D.C. attorney Joe DiGenova believes that lawmakers will subpoena more FBI agents to testify about Comey’s handling of the investigation and the problems at the bureau. He said:
“Comey thought this was going to go away. 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.”
“Hack.” “Crook.” “Fundamentally dishonest.” Sounds a lot like a certain Democratic presidential candidate.