Fmr. FBI Assistant Director: Comey should have resigned

Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom discusses his take on the FBI Director James Comey's speech on Hillary Clinton.

Kallstrom: FBI Director Can't be a Soft Marshmallow

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After a vigorous investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server, FBI Director James Comey concluded on Tuesday that there wasn’t enough evidence to indict Hillary Clinton. He claimed that Clinton was “extremely careless” with her emails but no charges were recommended.

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On the FOX Business Network's Mornings with Maria, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed that gross negligence is the same as being "extremely careless."

“[Comey] is in charge of a very proud agency that does investigations, that protects the citizens, looks after their welfare, looks after their assets and looks after their intellectual property and solves kidnapping cases and does all of these wonderful things and should not be making political decisions,” former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom told the FOX Business Network’s Deirdre Bolton.

Kallstrom said that FBI Director Comey is a "good and peace loving guy" but regardless, has to be tough.

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“The FBI Director can’t be a soft marshmallow; The FBI Director has to stand up for the American people. The FBI Director has to stand up for the citizens, for the children,” he said.

Kallstrom also said that the FBI Director should not be making political decisions.

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“Comey should have resigned or could have laid the facts out and said let the attorney general decide whether Clinton should be prosecuted or not and put that mantel on the Attorney General and not the FBI,” he said.

Comey is expected to testify before Congress Thursday morning.

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