Actions Already Spoke Louder Than Words

Frankly, I can't say I'm surprised by this. This is pretty clear based on what's happened over the last week and it was somewhat apparent for months before that. Former TPMer Spencer Ackerman, who's very well-sourced on this front, spoke to numerous FBI sources who described a climate of intense antipathy to Hillary Clinton with big support for Donald Trump driving a flurry of leaks.

From Spencer ...

Deep antipathy to Hillary Clinton exists within the FBI, multiple bureau sources have told the Guardian, spurring a rapid series of leaks damaging to her campaign just days before the election.

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.

Here's the rest of Spencer's article. Read the whole thing.

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