We know, from the Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping conspiracy, the FBI used undercover agents and informants to “solve” that case before any danger befell the governor. In fact, it now appears the FBI undercover agents and informants may have been actively involved in promoting the conspiracy. The case agent in that case was fired after being charged with spousal abuse and two other agents had to be removed from the case to avoid having to testify.
Senior leadership positions need to be staffed with career investigatory or police leadership experience. The headquarters of large metro police departments should be prime recruiting grounds. Senior leadership positions should not be staffed with prosecutors, elected District Attorneys, or other political appointees. As we have seen, installing political operators at the FBI, leads to political behavior by the agents, which inevitably will morph into corruption.
Comey didn’t just fail to stop the hoax; he was an active participant. In his first meeting with President Trump, “The Cardinal” assured the President that he doesn’t do “weaselly” things. He then did the most weaselly thing possible, he bypassed the White House Counsel’s office and sent two agents to set a perjury trap for the newly appointed National Security Advisor – General Michael Flynn.
The FBI promoted integrity throughout government by ferreting out corruption. Paid spies like Richard Miller, Robert Hansen, and Aldrich Ames were caught. Bought off politicians like those caught up in ABSCAM were nabbed as well. The FBI ensured that public corruption came with real risks.