Skip to comments.Inside the F.B.I., Stunned Agents Wonder About Future of Russia Inquiry
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 countrys premier law enforcement agency plummeted months ago, after James B. Comey, its director, revived the investigation into Hillary Clintons 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 presidents 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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The agents are probably only stunned it took 4 months for Trump to fire him.
Looks like REALLY FAKE NEWS to me.
Huh. I wonder why I think the NY SLIMES is lying again.
Looks like someone is itching for the 2017 Walter Durante award!
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.
Morale at the countrys 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?
Hogwash!!! NY Times tells lies, again!!!
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.
These would be the agents who applauded when McCabe said
“F*ck Flynn and then we F*ck Trump” a couple of months ago.
Not happy times there? GOOD, as I will never look favorably on them again in my lifetime.
Likely fake news.
Hope it does die. Its nothing but pure BS to provide a reason the fatass crooked nutty grandma lost the election.
As usual, anonymous sources. In the NYTimes case, likely misquoted anonymous sources.
“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!
Both of them?..................
Of course they do, because they know full well that any time the directorship changes, all pending investigations are immediately closed.
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