FBI director James Comey shocked everyone when he sent a letter to leaders of Congress informing them that the FBI would be reopening the investigation into Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
Many political commentators started to speculate why Comey chose to announce his investigation at that particular moment.
Theories ranged from the FBI working with the KGB to Comey realizing he was going to upset people no matter what he did.
But former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay believed that the explanation was actually much more interesting than that, Newsmax reported.
“A few weeks ago, almost 100 agents were threatening Comey that they were going to resign — and that kind of pressure is what turned him around,” DeLay said.
Although that theory was unconfirmed it did agree with multiple reports that hundreds of FBI agents were livid with Comey when he chose not to recommend an indictment for Clinton.
“If 100 FBI agents resigned before the election, he would have been toast,” DeLay explained.
That is true. Having 100 FBI agents resign a week before the election would have more than likely done more damage to Clinton than the Friday announcement has. All those resignations would have proven that the FBI had done the wrong thing by not moving forward to indict Clinton.
The reopened investigation is going to take months to conclude, and it has led to what some have called a potential “constitutional crisis.” We might be electing a president who could be indicted by the FBI before she even steps into the White House.