Agents furious FBI Director James Comey recommended no charges against Hillary.
The FBI agents who worked on the Hillary Clinton email probe had to sign an NDA to force them not to talk about the investigation. There might be a reason for it:
“FBI agents believe there was an inside deal put in place after the Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton tarmac meeting,” said one source.
Current and former agents do not know if the FBI has used the “Case Briefing Acknowledgment” before. These people have expressed confusion over the NDA:
“This is very, very unusual. I’ve never signed one, never circulated one to others,” said one retired FBI chief.
An FBI agent currently on the job admitted, “I have never heard of such a form. Sounds strange.”
Some FBI agents have shown anger towards FBI Director James Comey since he recommended the Department of Justice not bring charges against Clinton even though they found she and staff mishandled classified information on her private email server. But Comey admitted to the House Oversight Committee “that any of his employees who handled emails the way Clinton did could be subject to dismissal or loss of security clearance.”
On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch dodged questions from Republicans on why she chose not to prosecute Hillary. Instead of answering the simple questions, she told them to reread Comey’s statements. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the committee, also said not to at least “pursue charges ‘defies logic and the law,’” especially since she met with former President Bill Clinton in Arizona right before Comey announced his decision:
Goodlatte suggested that and other factors could have been grounds for recusal, but Lynch rebuffed the notion. And she insisted that the discussion with the former president was “social” and did not pertain to the email investigation.
Lynch has nevertheless expressed regret for the meeting and acknowledged that it had “cast a shadow” on the public perception of the Justice Department’s independence.