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Inside the F.B.I., Stunned Agents Wonder About Future of Russia Inquiry
NY Times ^ | May 10, 2017 | ADAM GOLDMAN and CHARLIE SAVAGE

Posted on 05/11/2017 2:40:52 PM PDT by lowbridge

These are not happy times at the F.B.I.

Morale at the country’s premier law enforcement agency plummeted months ago, after James B. Comey, its director, revived the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in October and plunged the bureau back into the political maelstrom just before the election.

Then President Trump fired Mr. Comey on Tuesday, saying he had mishandled the Clinton investigation, and the mood darkened again.

Agents said they were stunned that Mr. Trump would fire Mr. Comey in the midst of an F.B.I. investigation into whether any of the president’s associates had conspired with Russia to swing the election in favor of Mr. Trump. Some said in interviews that news of the firing felt like a gut punch. Others wondered whether they would be able to continue the inquiry.

One senior F.B.I. official said that the president had severely damaged his standing among agents, many of whom are conservative and supported Mr. Trump as a candidate. Agents were angered by the way Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey, who learned of his dismissal from television reports while he was in Los Angeles. They called it disrespectful.

And agents flatly rejected the assertion Wednesday by a White House spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, during a briefing with reporters that the F.B.I.’s rank-and-file supported the sudden firing of Mr. Comey.

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NY Times blather.
1 posted on 05/11/2017 2:40:52 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

The agents are probably only stunned it took 4 months for Trump to fire him.


2 posted on 05/11/2017 2:42:11 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: lowbridge

Looks like REALLY FAKE NEWS to me.


3 posted on 05/11/2017 2:42:25 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: lowbridge

Huh. I wonder why I think the NY SLIMES is lying again.

Looks like someone is itching for the 2017 Walter Durante award!


4 posted on 05/11/2017 2:43:23 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: lowbridge

No names. Just “Agents”. That would be Joe Agents who is a fake news writer for the NYT after losing his gig at the World Weekly News.


5 posted on 05/11/2017 2:43:44 PM PDT by Seruzawa (FABOL)
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To: NEMDF

Yep.


6 posted on 05/11/2017 2:43:45 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: lowbridge

Pffft!


7 posted on 05/11/2017 2:43:48 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever!)
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To: lowbridge

Morale at the country’s premier law enforcement agency plummeted months ago, after James B. Comey, its director,

....decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton.

Remember the stories last summer how there would be mass resignations?


8 posted on 05/11/2017 2:43:58 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: lowbridge

Hogwash!!! NY Times tells lies, again!!!


9 posted on 05/11/2017 2:44:48 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Seriously.

They have had SIX OR SEVEN MONTHS and NO ONE has provided ANY proof.

NOT A SMIDGEN!!!

THERE ARE SOME IDIOTS WHO ARE FREAKING SORRY AT THEIR JOBS IF THEY CAN’T COME UP WITH ANYTHING AS OF YET.

Heads need to roll, civil suits need to be filed at anyone repeating this CRAP MAXINE WATERS, NANCY PIGLOSI, CHUCK SCHUMER.


10 posted on 05/11/2017 2:45:00 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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"...agents flatly rejected..."

LIE! LIE! LIE! ..... DOG SH_T LIES!!!


11 posted on 05/11/2017 2:45:59 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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These would be the agents who applauded when McCabe said
“F*ck Flynn and then we F*ck Trump” a couple of months ago.


12 posted on 05/11/2017 2:46:00 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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Not happy times there? GOOD, as I will never look favorably on them again in my lifetime.


13 posted on 05/11/2017 2:46:04 PM PDT by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! And please, God, bless the USA again.)
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One senior F.B.I. official said that the president had severely damaged his standing among agents

Likely fake news.

14 posted on 05/11/2017 2:47:24 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: lowbridge

Hope it does die. Its nothing but pure BS to provide a reason the fatass crooked nutty grandma lost the election.


15 posted on 05/11/2017 2:47:46 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: lowbridge

As usual, anonymous sources. In the NYTimes case, likely misquoted anonymous sources.


16 posted on 05/11/2017 2:47:52 PM PDT by Flick Lives
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“learned of his dismissal from television reports while he was in Los Angeles. They called it disrespectful.”

And how much have the agents and Comey shown respect to Trump, and to America? Screw em!


17 posted on 05/11/2017 2:49:04 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up.)
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Inside the F.B.I., Stunned Agents Wonder About Future of Russia Inquiry

Both of them?..................

18 posted on 05/11/2017 2:49:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (Profanity is the sound of an ignorant mind trying to express itself.............)
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Inside the F.B.I., Stunned Agents Wonder About Future of Russia Inquiry.

Of course they do, because they know full well that any time the directorship changes, all pending investigations are immediately closed.


19 posted on 05/11/2017 2:49:35 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And what Rough Beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward Fifth Avenue to be born?)
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To: Col Frank Slade
The shouldn't be FBI agents if they weren't sharp enough to figure out that Trump would eventually can Comey.
20 posted on 05/11/2017 2:51:26 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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