Gregg Jarrett of Fox News writes:
As evidence mounts that the Director of the FBI subverted justice, damaged the reputation of the Bureau and squandered the support of his agents, calls for his resignation will surely escalate.
Can there be any confidence in his future judgments and decisions, as long as he continues to preside over the once-venerated Federal Bureau of Investigation?
That is the plight James Comey now faces in light of the exclusive story published by foxnews.com in which a person closely involved in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails revealed that career FBI agents and attorneys who dedicated themselves to the year-long probe unanimously believed she should have been criminally charged.
If correct, this is huge as Comey said everyone believed she should not be charged.
A second source, a high-ranking FBI official, confirmed the crux of his colleague’s stunning revelation. He said that while it may not have been a unanimous belief, the vast majority felt Clinton should be prosecuted. Stripping her of her security clearance was unanimous, he explained.
So unanimous that she should be stripped of her security clearance and a majority that she should have been charged.
In my column on July 5th, the day Comey announced he would not recommend to the Attorney General that Clinton be criminally prosecuted, I argued that Comey’s decision made no legal sense. I recited the language of the relevant statute… and compared it to Comey’s own words describing Clinton’s conduct. They were nearly identical.
I wrote then how Comey exhibited an astonishing ignorance of the law. He laid out a case of gross negligence constituting a crime, defined it with the words “extremely careless” and then promptly proceeded to ignore the law.
This had has little media attention. No wonder faith in media is so low.