WASHINGTON — Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe claimed in his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey had broad support in the bureau, but some agents, The Daily Caller learned, have wanted Comey gone for a long time.
Comments made by three FBI special agents that were given to the Daily Caller in reaction to the White House’s dismissal of Comey Tuesday night included, “good riddance” and that the firing was “overdue.”
All of the agents concurred that other agents in their immediate work environments are “talking about” Comey’s firing and most appeared unconcerned about his departure.
“We don’t need a political hack,” an agent within the Joint Terrorism Task Force said.
Another agent said, “It should have been expected because he was not doing a good job. He had it coming to him.”
One agent added, “The FBI investigates and he went beyond that. He went beyond what he was supposed to do.”
As far as Acting Director McCabe is concerned, all three say they do not have confidence in him and agents who work with all three at their separate locations feel similarly.
What about prospects for a new FBI Director? The agents all liked Paul Abbate, who is currently Assistant Director in Charge at the bureau. Abbate is one of the candidates on the short list currently being interviewed for the position.