The FBI announced Friday afternoon it will reopen its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as Secretary of State.
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The decision comes as the FBI said it is reviewing new information related to the original case.
James Kallstrom, former FBI assistant director, discussed the news on the FOX Business Network.
“These guys that run the FBI now came to the conclusion that they look like absolute fools and that they’ve done a horrible job, they’ve thrown the agents under the bus, they discredited the FBI’s reputation,” he told Neil Cavuto. “And I can tell the people listening to you, it’s not the FBI agents, believe me. It’s two or three people at the top of the FBI.”
Kallstrom believes the government agency shouldn’t have started an investigation in the first place if it didn’t meet certain guidelines.
“If they were not ever going to impanel a grand jury, that means you really don’t conduct a criminal investigation. You don’t have subpoena power, you don’t have warrants. That was apparently apparent early on in this investigation. I would’ve liked to have seen somebody with the integrity not to just conduct an investigation that doesn’t meet any of the criteria of how the FBI operates,” he stated.
He added: “I suspect that they never had a really bonafide investigation because the Justice Department wouldn’t let them do it.