The American Center for Law and Justice Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow is calling for FBI Director James Comey to resign or face impeachment by Congress.
“He conducted a faux investigation into the State Department email scandal in which dozens of confidential and top-secret emails passing through an unsecured, private server put our national security at risk,” Sekulow wrote in an article on the ACLJ website.
“He made secret deals to destroy evidence, thwarting congressional subpoenas,” he continued. “That’s called obstruction of justice. It’s a crime. James Comey violated the law. He violated his oath of office. It’s corruption at the highest level.”
Sekulow says the ACLJ’s “senior litigation team is working with Congress, demanding the removal of Director Comey.” The ACLJ has also launched a petition drive to impeach Comey.
Meanwhile, The Daily Caller reports that FBI agents are upset over Comey’s decision not to recommend criminal charges after the agency investigated Hillary Clinton’s email practices as Secretary of State.
Agents are frustrated by Comey’s leadership, according to an interview transcript given to the news site by an intermediary. The website says that individual spoke with two FBI agents last Friday.
“This is a textbook case where a grand jury should have convened but was not. That is appalling,” an FBI special agent who has handled public corruption and criminal cases said about Comey’s decision.
“We talk about it in the office and don’t know how Comey can keep going,” the agent said.
The agent also wondered why the FBI did not search Clinton’s house.
“We didn’t search their house. We always search the house. The search should not just have been for private electronics, which contained classified material, but even for printouts of such material,” he said.
Another FBI special agent, who has dealt with counter-terrorism and criminal cases, said, “The idea that (the Clinton email case) didn’t go to a grand jury is ridiculous.”
CBN News reached out to the FBI for comment. In an email, Carol Cratty with the FBI National Press Office, wrote, “We would refer you to the Director’s previous public statements explaining the decision in this matter. We don’t have anything to add. Thank you.”
In another CBN News story related to Comey’s decision not to recommend criminal charges, Cratty referred CBN News to the FBI director’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Sept. 28:
“I think questions are fair. I think criticism is healthy and fair. I think reasonable people can disagree about whether I should have announced and how I should have done it. What’s not fair is any implication the bureau acted in any way other than independently, competently and honestly here. That’s just not true. I knew this going to be controversial, I knew there’d be all kinds of rocks thrown but this organization and the people who did this are honest independent people. We do not carry water for one side or the other. That’s hard for people to see because so much of our country, we see things through sides. We are not on anybody’s side. This was done exactly the way you would want it to be done. That said, questions are fair. Feedback is fair.”
Source: CBN News