Michael Reagan, the son of former president of the US, Ronald Reagan, has speculated the resignations of a number of top FBI officials in the coming months, over the display of mismanagement by Director FBI, James Comey with regards to dealing with the investigation of former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton’s inappropriate use of private email server.
Talking to the Newsmax host Steve Malzberg about James Comey, Reagan said,
“He’s lost a lot of support within the FBI, both from those who are retired and those inside, and I would not be surprised if you’re going to see some retirements at the highest level of the FBI going forward to show their disgust with Comey,”
Although during the hearing of House Judiciary Committee, Comey defended himself saying he’s not a “weasel”, and that the investigations were carried out fairly, many did not believe him.
“You can call us wrong, but don’t call us weasels … We are not weasels,” He said.
“We are honest people and … whether or not you agree with the result, this was done the way you want it to be done.”
Reagan said that people have started to mistrust him and regarding “his career, for all intents and purposes, he’s put the bad or black mark on it.”
The investigations were, indeed, not carried out the way the Congress preferred, and representative Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, has repeatedly expressed his disapproval over it. He protested against the long list of immunity deals bestowed by Comey upon Hillary and her team.
“I have seen the get-out-of-jail-free cards,” he said.
“What I don’t see is the jail. Usually you strike immunity to further a prosecution. There is no prosecution. It’s just five get-out-of-jail-free cards.”
Comey has messed up pretty badly over this issue with his bias for the guilty former Secretary of State. If he wants to not inflict further damage to his reputation and FBI’s, he needs to come clean and admit his wrong doing. Else, things are only going to get worse with the threat of high-level FBI resignations looming over his head.
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