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  1. 08 Oct '16 12:13 / 1 edit
    http://nypost.com/2016/10/06/fbi-agents-are-ready-to-revolt-over-the-cozy-clinton-probe/

    Veteran FBI agents say FBI Director James Comey has permanently damaged the bureau’s reputation for uncompromising investigations with his “cowardly” whitewash of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information using an unauthorized private email server.

    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.

    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.

    Comey’s immunized witnesses nonetheless suffered chronic lapses in memory, made unsubstantiated claims of attorney-client privilege upon tougher questioning and at least two gave demonstrably false statements. And yet Comey indulged it all.

    What’s more, Comey cut a deal to give Clinton a “voluntary” witness interview on a major holiday, and even let her ex-chief of staff sit in on the interview as a lawyer, even though she, too, was under investigation.

    Clinton’s interview, the culmination of a yearlong investigation, lasted just 3½ hours. Despite some 40 bouts of amnesia, she wasn’t called back for questioning; and three days later, Comey cleared her of criminal wrongdoing.

    “The FBI has politicized itself, and its reputation will suffer for a long time,” Hughes said. “I hold Director Comey responsible.”

    Agreed 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.”

    Former FBI official I.C. Smith knows a thing or two about Clinton corruption. After working at FBI headquarters as a section chief in the National Security Division, he retired as special agent in charge of the Little Rock, Ark., field office, where he investigated top Clinton fundraisers for public corruption and even Chinese espionage.

    “FBI agents upset with Comey’s decision have every reason to feel that way,” Smith said. “Clearly there was a different standard applied to Clinton.”

    “I have no doubt resourceful prosecutors and FBI agents could have come up with some charge that she would have been subject to prosecution,” the 25-year veteran added. “What she did is absolutely abhorrent for anyone who has access to classified information.”

    Smith said Congress should subpoena the case’s agents to testify about the direction they received from Comey and their supervisors: “It would be interesting to see what the results would be if those involved with the investigation were questioned under oath.”

    Comey made the 25 agents who worked on the case sign nondisclosure agreements. But others say morale has sunk inside the bureau.

    “The director is giving the bureau a bad rap with all the gaps in the investigation,” one agent in the Washington field office said. “There’s a perception that the FBI has been politicized and let down the country.”

    Comey has turned a once-proud institution known for its independence into one that bows to election pressure, hands out political immunity to candidates and effectively pardons their co-conspirators. He’s turned the FBI into the Federal Bureau of Immunity and lost the trust and respect of not only his agents but the country at large. He ought to step down.
  2. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    08 Oct '16 12:51
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://nypost.com/2016/10/06/fbi-agents-are-ready-to-revolt-over-the-cozy-clinton-probe/

    Veteran FBI agents say FBI Director James Comey has permanently damaged the bureau’s reputation for uncompromising investigations with his “cowardly” whitewash of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information using an unauthorized pr ...[text shortened]... st the trust and respect of not only his agents but the country at large. He ought to step down.
    Another Republican fairy tale.

    All of these Republicans, holding loyalty to party over loyalty to country, whining because no evidence was found of wrongdoing. Whining and crying because they've been conditioned to believe that Hillary is guilty by the likes of right-wing talk-show hosts like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage and probably even Michael Reagan. I think they should all be fired for false testimony and slander.
  3. Subscriber mchill
    Infinitorum
    08 Oct '16 17:25
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://nypost.com/2016/10/06/fbi-agents-are-ready-to-revolt-over-the-cozy-clinton-probe/

    Veteran FBI agents say FBI Director James Comey has permanently damaged the bureau’s reputation for uncompromising investigations with his “cowardly” whitewash of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information using an unauthorized pr ...[text shortened]... st the trust and respect of not only his agents but the country at large. He ought to step down.
    As an independent voter, I'm skeptical of the many reports of Hillary Clinton being shielded from criminal charges, since almost no evidence has come to light to prove anything. Hillary is no prom queen, and I have no doubt that she has cut a few legal corners, but she is not the wicked witch that Donald Trump and the boys on Fox News claim. If these veteran FBI agents feel so strongly Hillary is guilty of something, then let them produce some evidence, and press charges themselves.
  4. 08 Oct '16 21:10
    Originally posted by mchill to Whodey
    As an independent voter, I'm skeptical of the many reports of Hillary Clinton being shielded from criminal charges, since almost no evidence has come to light to prove anything. Hillary is no prom queen, and I have no doubt that she has cut a few legal corners, but she is not the wicked witch that Donald Trump and the boys on Fox News claim. If thes ...[text shortened]... llary is guilty of something, then let them produce some evidence, and press charges themselves.
    "Hillary [Clinton] is no prom queen."
    --Mchill

    But didn't she end up joined with Bill Clinton, the prom king of his time?
  5. Subscriber mchill
    Infinitorum
    08 Oct '16 21:16
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    "Hillary [Clinton] is no prom queen."
    --Mchill

    But didn't she end up joined with Bill Clinton, the prom king of his time?
    But didn't she end up joined with Bill Clinton, the prom king of his time?

    Yes...it's called marriage. What's your point??
  6. 08 Oct '16 22:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mchill
    But didn't she end up joined with Bill Clinton, the prom king of his time?
    Yes...it's called marriage. What's your point??
    So what did Mchill mean by his 'Hillary is no prom queen' comment?
    That she's supposedly not popular enough to win an election for prom queen?
  7. Subscriber mchill
    Infinitorum
    08 Oct '16 22:39
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    So what did Mchill mean by his 'Hillary is no prom queen' comment?
    That she's supposedly not popular enough to win an election for prom queen?
    If you have to ask questions of this kind, then you are clearly not as intelligent as you portray.
  8. 08 Oct '16 23:21
    Originally posted by mchill
    If you have to ask questions of this kind, then you are clearly not as intelligent as you portray.
    I am not an American and not a native speaker of English.
    And I cannot quickly look up a definition of "She's not a prom queen" in American slang.

    Instead of hurling more insults, can Mchill explain his usage of that phrase?
  9. Subscriber mchill
    Infinitorum
    09 Oct '16 15:23
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I am not an American and not a native speaker of English.
    And I cannot quickly look up a definition of "She's not a prom queen" in American slang.

    Instead of hurling more insults, can Mchill explain his usage of that phrase?
    Well Duchess, rather than feeling sorry for yourself, and accusing me of "hurling insults at you" perhaps it's time to use your superior intellect to decipher these mysteries for yourself. However, to satisfy your curiosity, when one says "she's no prom queen" it generally means "she is by no means innocent"

    You have some real issues with hypersensitivity, do you not?
  10. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    10 Oct '16 22:44
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    I am not an American and not a native speaker of English.
    And I cannot quickly look up a definition of "She's not a prom queen" in American slang.

    Instead of hurling more insults, can Mchill explain his usage of that phrase?
    Prom queens are voted on by the attendees of said prom and it is basically a popularity contest. This implies that "prom queens" are pleasant, upbeat people, fun to be around, with plenty of friends. You do not get to be prom queen by being a bitch, which could mean that you don't use people or you don't have any personal ambition. Also, in America at least, this also carries with it some notion that the girl voted prom queen is pure and "untarnished".