- Tom DeLay: ‘Almost 100’ FBI Agents Threatened to Quit Over Mis-Handling of Clinton Email Probe
by Todd Beamon, http://www.newsmax.com/
FBI Director James Comey reopened the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails last week because “almost 100” agents threatened to resign before next week’s election, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV.
“A few weeks ago, almost 100 agents were threatening Comey that they were going to resign — and that kind of pressure is what turned him around,” DeLay, 69, the majority leader from 2003 to 2005, said on Tuesday’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.” “It wasn’t Comey or his integrity.
“I know he made a huge mistake when he indicted Clinton — though not indicting her — but now he’s trying to turn that around. “He had to do it now or have all these FBI agents resign,” he added. “That would have probably been a bigger story than what Comey did. “He got the pressure. He got the notice.
“He understood as far as his own job and being able to go forward in his own job and his reputation,” DeLay said. “If 100 FBI agents resigned before the election, he would have been toast.”
DeLay — whose new book is “Revival! Revolution! Rebirth!” — said even though Comey announced his findings in July, “those FBI agents didn’t stop working. “It’s taken them this long, a few months, to get to this point. They didn’t stop working. “The investigation, he said it was closed, but as far as those FBI agents were concerned, it wasn’t closed.
“They were going forward, because they knew that they had to come up with some new information or some new evidence in order to get Comey to open up — particularly when he has this kind of pressure coming from his own agents.”
DeLay said the Obama administration now is attacking Comey — Attorney General Loretta Lynch advised him against telling Congress of his intentions — because “we’re not going to defend him or deny that he did it. “But the end of that quote is: ‘We’re not going to go down with the ship. Hillary, you’re on your own!'”