FBI Insider: ‘No Agent Working the Case Agreed’ on DOJ Decision Not to Charge Clinton

Brittany M. Hughes | October 14, 2016
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A damning new report by Fox News claims that that the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton in her use of a private email and server as secretary of state didn’t sit well with the slews of agents who worked on the investigation.

“No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute -- it was a top-down decision,” said the source, whose identity and role in the case has been verified by FoxNews.com.

A high-ranking FBI official told Fox News that while it might not have been a unanimous decision, “It was unanimous that we all wanted her [Clinton’s] security clearance yanked.”

“It is safe to say the vast majority felt she should be prosecuted,” the senior FBI official told Fox News. “We were floored while listening to the FBI briefing because Comey laid it all out, and then said ‘but we are doing nothing,’ which made no sense to us.”

The unnamed source added, “I know zero prosecutors in the DOJ’s National Security Division who would not have taken the case to a grand jury. One was never even convened.”

More than 100 FBI agents and analysts “worked around the clock” on the Clinton probe, the report adds.

FBI Director James Comey announced on July 5 the FBI would not recommend the Justice Department bring criminal charges against the former Secretary of State, even as he criticized Clinton for being “extremely careless with very sensitive, highly classified information" sent via her personal email and stored on her home-based private server.

"Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," Comey said at the time.

The move is reminiscent of the DOJ’s recent decision to ignore requests from three separate FBI field offices asking the department to investigate the Clinton Foundation and its potential shady dealings with the State Department when Clinton served as secretary.

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