FBI Revolt Forced Comey’s Hand?

FBI Revolt Forced Comey’s Hand? From a reader in the US, unconfirmed (NOW CONFIRMED):

One of the investigative reporter that I value is Catherine Herridge on Fox News. This morning she reported that among many of the FBI agents they won’t even acknowledge Comey when he says good morning to them.  It is also reported that he has a number of FBI resignations on his desk he has not authorized.

If true, this would show a high level of internal dissent within the FBI, and would put presure on Comey to reopen the case.

They are upset with what he did back in July.  Intent has nothing to do with the security laws.  If you are careless or negligent you will be charged unless you are an elitist like Hillary.  Comey had to invent a reason not to charge her.  Remember, he is a lawyer.

‘Gag’ order: FBI confirms special secrecy agreements for agents in Clinton email probe, by Catherine Herridge. 14 July 2016.

The FBI has confirmed to a senior Republican senator that agents were sworn to secrecy — and subject to lie detector tests — in the Hillary Clinton email probe, an extensive measure one former agent said could have a “chilling effect.” …

“In light of all these inconsistencies, it is even more troubling that the FBI tried to gag its agents with a non-disclosure agreement on this matter, in violation of whistleblower protection statutes,”  [Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa] said in the strongly worded letter.  “…you indicated that agents working on this case were required to sign a non-disclosure agreement that failed to exempt protected whistleblowing. “

James Comey Went Against Loretta Lynch on Sending Letter to Congress, by Alex Swoter.

FBI Director James Comey went against Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s advice on Friday when he sent a letter to Congress announcing that he is reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server after new evidence was discovered.

James Comey Broke with Loretta Lynch and Justice Department Tradition, by Jane Mayer.

Comey’s supporters argue that he had to act independently, and publicly, because Lynch had compromised herself by having an impromptu visit with Bill Clinton late in the investigation.

hat-tip Charles