Skip to comments.FBI agent in op-ed says he’s leaving over ‘relentless attacks on the bureau’
Posted on 02/03/2018 5:21:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind
A former FBI agent says in a new op-ed that he has left the nation's top law enforcement agency due to the "relentless" attacks on the bureau from critics such as President Trump and congressional Republicans.
In an op-ed for The New York Times, former supervisory special agent Josh Campbell wrote that "political attacks on the bureau must stop."
After more than a decade of service, which included investigating terrorism, working to rescue kidnapping victims overseas and being special assistant to the director, I am reluctantly turning in my badge and leaving an organization I love." Campbell wrote.
"Why? So I can join the growing chorus of people who believe that the relentless attacks on the bureau undermine not just Americas premier law enforcement agency but also the nations security," he continued. "My resignation is painful, but the alternative of remaining quiet while the bureau is tarnished for political gain is impossible."
Campbell's op-ed comes after the publication Friday of a memo allegedly detailing abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the FBI.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), whose staff compiled the memo, says it reveals "violations of the public trust" committed by the intelligence agency.
The Committee has discovered serious violations of the public trust, and the American people have a right to know when officials in crucial institutions are abusing their authority for political purposes. Our intelligence and law enforcement agencies exist to defend the American people, not to be exploited to target one group on behalf of another," Nunes said Friday.
Campbell also defended the agency's involvement in the events described in the memo, which alleges the FBI and Department of Justice abused their surveillance powers.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
READ HIS OP-ED HERE:
Getting out while the getting is good.
What a ditzy teenage junior high thing to say.
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
Wonder if ‘ol Josh was directly involved in Waco, Ruby Ridge, Oklahoma or the Bundy debacle?
Wal- Mart is hiring parking lot security, Josh.
Please talk about 200 more into quitting with you and take them with you please please please
200? There are 13,000 Special Agents and twice that number other FBI employees!
Now if we can just get the resignation of a few thousand more FBI employees—the ones who are more partisan than patriot—we might end up with a good agency.
Obviously the big problem that needs to be fixed is less about the rank and file, and more about management, especially at the very top.
Maybe we need the same at CIA, NSA, ATF, and State Department.
This article is posted right above and puts the resignation in a different perspective. He’s a democrat.
Did something happen that he needs keep hidden from TPTB?
Don’t forget the Whitey Bulger disaster. Agent Zip Connelly is still in prison.
Unless I’m missing some tongue-in-cheek or something, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.
I Read a rumor that he is going to work for CNN.
I suspect that people such as this guy were identified by Obama operatives and placed in places such as FBI Headquarters. Obama operated much like Russia did in their government during the Cold War to guarantee absolute loyalty. The Commissars in the military were actually civilians but looked for signs of disloyalty. Even their Olympic team had commissars who tried (unsuccessfully) to prevent athletes from defecting. Obama had his people throughout the Pentagon and all the bureaucracies, and it seems the FBI too.
13 posted on 2/3/2018, 6:41:50 PM by elpadre
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