The former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker went on Fox News this week to talk about how the FBI did, in fact, mishandle the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server and how there is, on some level, an anti-Trump bias that ran through the senior levels of the FBI before Trump was elected, reports CNS News.
Swecker said on Sunday that how the FBI “as a whole operates,” is not how they usually do last year, and the bureau veterans “know that the Clinton e-mail investigation was not a real investigation,”
James Comey served as FBI director from September 2013 to May 2017, when he was fired by President Donald Trump.
Andrew McCabe, a hardcore leftist, started in the FBI in 1996 and was removed as deputy director last week just prior to the release of a memo, by the House Intelligence Committee, documenting the anti-Trump bias and FISA court malfeasance by senior FBI officials.
Chris Swecker joined the FBI in 1982 and served there for 24 years. He was the assistant director of the FBI from 2004-2006.
On Fox & Friends, Swecker is asked by co-host Ed Henry, if it is as big of a deal that outsiders think it is that James Comey and McCabe started drafting Clinton’s exoneration statement months before they had even interviewed her?
Swecker, now the chairman of the Governor’s Crime Commission in North Carolina, said, “Yes it does, it sounds like the thumb was on the scale. Those of us who have done investigations and counterintelligence investigations know that the Clinton e-mail investigation was not a real investigation. They never once used a grand jury that I know of.”
“We’re hearing – those of us in the retired agent community – we’re hearing that Deputy Director McCabe was expressing his opinions in closed door meetings all the time about Trump,” said Swecker.
“So we’re talking about a pre-determined investigation,” he said. “That is not how the FBI as a whole operates, and FBI agents on the street don’t operate that way.”
The FISA memo that was released on Friday showed that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee had paid the Fusion GPS firm to provide bogus information on the Trump campaign which in turn allowed for unlawful wiretapping of Trump’s campaign.
Republicans are arguing that the FISA court did not know all of the information before authorizing the warrant for the wiretappings, and if they would have known who funded the Trump dossier, would not have allowed the tapping.
The memo states, “Deputy Director [Andrew McCabe] testified before the Committee in December 2017 that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information.” In other words, the FBI could not have spied on the Trump campaign in 2016-17 had it not been for a fake political dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC.
On Feb. 3, President Trump tweeted, “This memo totally vindicates ‘Trump’ in probe. But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their [sic.] was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead). This is an American disgrace!”
Robert Mueller, who was the FBI Director when Swecker resigned from the bureau in 2006 gave him a good farewell speech that highlighted all of the achievements he had done with his time at the FBI.
Now that an insider from the bureau is saying that the officials are making serious mistakes is a sign that we really do need to see a change in the FBI and see Clinton’s investigation done properly again.