There’s more fallout from yesterday’s revelations that a “vast majority” of career FBI agents expected Hillary Clinton to face criminal charges for her use of an unauthorized email server for government business.
Hours after the story broke, I interviewed former US Attorney Joe DiGenova on WMAL in Washington DC. He said his sources at the FBI and the Justice Department told him that things are only going to get worse for Director James Comey:
This is a big development. This means there are some great, traditional, honest people inside the FBI and DOJ who will not let this stand. They know that Comey is a dirty cop and they are disgusted. Inside the bureau I had a meeting today with a senior former FBI agent who told me this exact story. That people are starting to talk. They’re calling their former friends outside the bureau asking for help. We were asked, today, to provide legal representation for people inside the bureau and we agreed to do so. And, to former agents who want to come forward to talk.
Comey thought this was going to go away. It is not. People inside the are furious. They are embarrassed. They feel they are being led by a hack. But, more than 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.
As women come out of the woodwork and charge Donald Trump with assault allegations that couldn’t possibly be verified (like the New York Times printing an account from a plane trip 30 years ago) you would think one or two career investigators or lawyers would stand up for the rule of law and publicly reveal the truth behind the investigation that was apparently abandoned by Comey for political purposes.
Perhaps Mr. DiGenova’s offer to provide legal assistance will help coax some of these investigators out of the shadows and become a symbol for law and order. After all, our nation was founded on the principle that no one is above the law and “justice for all” is supposed to mean even a powerful presidential candidate must answer for their misdeeds. Last I checked, that’s why most FBI agents got into law enforcement in the first place.