No, it’s YOUR fault, Mr. FBI Man

I would be willing to bet a considerable amount of money that this political jackass was going to be leaving the FBI anyhow. That, or he’s trying to jump ship before he is implicated in the FBI’s crimes himself.

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. Why? So I can join the growing chorus of people who believe that the relentless attacks on the bureau undermine not just America’s premier law enforcement agency but also the nation’s security. My resignation is painful, but the alternative of remaining quiet while the bureau is tarnished for political gain is impossible.

A small number of my current and retired colleagues have said that we should simply keep our heads down until the storm passes. I say this with the greatest respect: They are wrong. If those who know the agency best remain silent, it will be defined by those with partisan agendas.

F.B.I. agents are dogged people who do not care about the direction of political winds. But to succeed in their work, they need public backing. Scorched-earth attacks from politicians with partisan goals now threaten that support, raising corrosive doubts about the integrity of the F.B.I. that could last for generations.

When the F.B.I. knocks on someone’s door or appeals to the public for assistance in solving crime, the willingness of people to help is directly correlated to their opinion of the agency. When an agent working to stop a terrorist plot attempts to recruit an informant, the agent’s success in gathering critical intelligence depends on the informant’s belief that the agent is credible and trustworthy. And, as the former director, James Comey, would frequently say in underscoring the importance of high standards, whether a jury believes an agent’s testimony depends on whether it has faith in the bureau’s honesty and independence. To be effective, the F.B.I. must be believed and must maintain the support of the public it serves.

What a total fucking joke. I’m a fiction editor. I have read thousands of submissions, both at Castalia House and as a slush reader for a bigger publishing house back in the day. And I recognize poorly written fiction when I see it.

This resignation is a silly, stupid, and incompetent attempt at swaying public opinion that is rightly appalled by the political corruption that has been exposed by the Nunes memo.

We don’t believe the FBI. We don’t think it is effective, and given its apparently seditious objectives, we’re glad it isn’t. We don’t support it. We don’t back it. To the contrary, we think that it is a collection of liars, criminals, and traitors who should be imprisoned. We spit on the Bureau and we spit on its badge.

Note this: Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) is a former supervisory special agent with the F.B.I. who served as a counterterrorism investigator and special assistant to the bureau’s director.

Special assistant to the bureau’s director = corrupt political hack.

UPDATE: See, the sort of blatant lying on exhibit in this fake news sob story is exactly why Americans don’t trust FBI agents.

My FBI sources tell me the real reason the writer of this piece, Josh Campbell, one of @comey and #McCabe’s allies, is leaving the Bureau is because he was offered and accepted a VERY lucrative gig with @CNN to throw shade on the scandal.