According to an article in The Guardian, there is “deep antipathy” within the FBI toward Hillary Clinton.
In fact, it’s the driving force behind the leaks that have damaged her compaign — perhaps fatally — with the election just days away.
Current and former FBI officials, none of whom were willing or cleared to speak on the record, have described a chaotic internal climate that resulted from outrage over director James Comey’s July decision not to recommend an indictment over Clinton’s maintenance of a private email server on which classified information transited.
“The FBI is Trumpland,” said one current agent.
This atmosphere raises major questions about how Comey and the bureau he is slated to run for the next seven years can work with Clinton should she win the White House.
The currently serving FBI agent said Clinton is “the antichrist personified to a large swath of FBI personnel,” and that “the reason why they’re leaking is they’re pro-Trump.”
However, “other sources dispute the depth of support for Trump within the bureau, though they uniformly stated that Clinton is viewed highly unfavorably.”
According to a former FBI official, “There are lots of people who don’t think Trump is qualified, but also believe Clinton is corrupt. What you hear a lot is that it’s a bad choice, between an incompetent and a corrupt politician.”
Comey’s decision to let Hillary Clinton off the hook “angered some within the bureau, particularly given the background of tensions with the justice department over the Clinton issue.”
Another significant complicating factor was “the appearance of a conflict of interest regarding” Bill Clinton’s secret meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch aboard her jet in a remote part of the Phoenix airport away from prying eyes, a gamble (assuming it was an intentional gamble) that might have paid off, had it not been for a local reporter getting tipped off about it.