Former Special Agent on Current State of the FBI

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The FBI is under the microscope — as texts between two Federal Bureau of Investigation officials show obvious bias against President Trump. A 4-page Republican-written secret memo allegedly claims the FBI abused its powers to spy on the 2016 Trump campaign. Former FBI special agent Jim Sacia says he’s grown weary about the agency over the actions of then-Director James Comey during the presidential campaign.

“Ever since that time, I’ve had a very jaded eye about what’s going on in the hierarchy of the F.B.I.”

Sacia spent 28 years with the Bureau. He believes FBI agents have the responsibility to conduct thoughtful, objective investigations — and the public needs to know if the agency has been compromised. “The American people have a right, an absolute right to know what your observations are on significant issues.”

Some Republican members of Congress say their memo contains some shocking revelations that could lead to firings within the FBI. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos read the memo and says if it is to be released, certain parts need to stay secret.

“We need to make sure that information that would compromise our national security is redacted, it’s exed out,” said Bustos. “There’s information in there that should not be made public from a national security perspective.”

Republicans also concerned that some in FBI leadership have shown a clear bias against the President. Sacia says that to become an FBI agent, no stone is left unturned to determine one’s honesty, integrity and loyalty to the nation’s elected political leaders.

“I am literally sickened,” said Sacia. “To think that an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation could allow their objectivity to be clouded by their hatred of the President of the United States.”

The office of the Inspector General is investigating the actions of the FBI during the presidential campaign and the first year of the Trump presidency. It’s expected to be released in the next few months.

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