UPDATE II Video: Newt Gingrich and Meghan McCain Blast FBI Director Comey for Corruption:
Fox News has confirmed through two different sources that the entire investigative team of over 100 FBI agents and lawyers wanted Hillary prosecuted and at the very least have her security clearance permanently revoked.
The decision to let Hillary Clinton off the hook for mishandling classified information has roiled the FBI and Department of Justice, with one person closely involved in the year-long probe telling FoxNews.com that career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously believed the Democratic presidential nominee should have been charged.
The source, who spoke to FoxNews.com on the condition of anonymity, said FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the Attorney General’s office that the former secretary of state be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and disgusted. More than 100 FBI agents and analysts worked around the clock with six attorneys from the DOJ’s National Security Division, Counter Espionage Section, to investigate the case.
“No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute — it was a top-down decision,” said the source, whose identity and role in the case has been verified by FoxNews.com.
A high-ranking FBI official told Fox News that while it might not have been a unanimous decision, “It was unanimous that we all wanted her [Clinton’s] security clearance yanked.”
“It is safe to say the vast majority felt she should be prosecuted,” the senior FBI official told Fox News. “We were floored while listening to the FBI briefing because Comey laid it all out, and then said ‘but we are doing nothing,’ which made no sense to us.”
UPDATE – Peter Schweitzer, a famed author and investigator for the Government Accountability Institute, reports that his sources say the same:
UPDATE II – New York Post – Did the FBI chief lie to Congress about the Hillary email probe?
UPDATE III – Former US Atty for District of Columbia Joe DiGenova explains the outrageous behavior of FBI Director James Comey with the simple declaration: “Comey is a dirty cop”, and in this interview makes his case to support that. October 13, 2016 interview with Laura Ingraham.