It has now been revealed that all was not peaches and roses between the Obama Justice Dept. and the FBI. There were enough bad feelings or strong feelings that some FBI agents resigned in protest. Why was that never heard about before now? It seems that there was some strong feels that investigations were wrongfully becoming politicized. It appears that history is proving them correct. here is the story.
As Written and Reported By Jeff Mordock for the Washington Times:
Feuds over the direction of investigations — and particularly some of the high-profile politically-involved probes — began to build up as the 2016 election approached, and as the FBI felt pressure from its political masters at the department.
Agents in field offices did not trust department lawyers they viewed as Washington bureaucrats, while the department’s headquarters, known in the business as Main Justice, felt rank-and-file agents weren’t following orders and, at times, strongly disagreeing with superiors.
The department’s inspector general exposed just how deep the feuding ran in a new report last week investigating the actions of former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The report recounted an August 2016 phone call from a high-level Justice Department official who complained the FBI had taken “overt” actions to investigate the Clinton Foundation, potentially embarrassing then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Mr. McCabe said he got the sense the Obama Justice Department was telling him “to shut down” the probe. Later he called the exchange as “very dramatic” and said he’d never had a confrontation like that with the Justice Department.
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