Could it be the reason Comey dropped the dime and reopened the investigation on Hillary was only to worm his way out of giving her a pass in the first place? Or could it be he just couldn’t stand the heat he was taking from his buddies at the FBI? Comey was/is between a rock and a hard place. And nobody is happy with him, even Obama and Loretta Lynch consider him persona non grata.
The decision by FBI Director James Comey to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server and her mishandling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by FBI agents described as “mutinous.”
In an article for Britain’s Daily Mail, bestselling author Ed Klein reports some of Comey’s top deputies were in on the mutiny, according to a source close to the director.
“The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn’t recommend an indictment against Hillary,” said the source, who Klein says has known Comey for nearly 20 years and spends family outings together.
“Some people, including department heads, stopped talking to Jim, and even ignored his greetings when they passed him in the hall,” said the source. “They felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.”
Comey told Patrice the stack of resignation letters from livid agents was making him depressed, as they reminded him that morale at the bureau had hit rock bottom.
And now Obama and Lynch have taken him of their Christmas card list.
Klein notes that President Obama indicated his choice of Comey as FBI director was “my worst mistake as president.”
“Lynch and Obama haven’t contacted Jim directly,” said the source, “but they’ve made it crystal clear through third parties that they disapprove of his effort to save face.”