Does the name Josh Campbell ring a bell? He was the FBI agent who quit claiming the FBI was too political under Trump. And then the truth came out and it was revealed that Campbell was James Comey’s assistant and not just an ordinary agent as he tried to make himself out to be.
He is now saying that he believes Horowitz’s report will “slam the FBI for violating policies and procedures in handling the Clinton email investigation.” And as James Comey’s assistant, he would be in a good position to know what was mishandled.
Last summer while still with the FBI, Campbell penned a paean to Comey published by USA Today that began and ended enshrining Comey for sainthood:
“I wonder what her story is,” FBI Director James Comey said to no one in particular as our motorcade rolled through Lower Manhattan, past an elderly woman on a bench embracing a swaddled child.
“Everyone has a story and I bet her story is incredible.”
This was not an unusual musing from our now departed leader — a giant of a man with an even bigger heart, whose focus was always on trying to understand and improve the lives of others.
…It’s strange writing about Comey in the past tense, because it feels like writing an obituary. In a way I am doing just that, because despite curious observations from outsiders regarding Comey’s standing among our FBI family, we are very much an organization in mourning. Fortunately for the FBI, his legacy of leadership and service will permeate our great institution for generations to come as the countless young leaders he touched rise in the organization. Although we must eventually move on and accept recent events — the security of the American people demands our focus on mission — many of us will never stop celebrating the legacy of our seventh director. Like the woman on the bench we passed that day in Manhattan, Director Comey has a story, and it’s incredible.”
“Forget the prediction re Mueller and recognize that a top aide to Comey just said he thinks the IG will find the FBI, under Comey, “violated policies and procedures in handling the Clinton email investigation.” He’s an insider. A Comey loyalist. Even he thinks the FBI did wrong.”
“Nice try with that crafty spin-filled last sentence. But you’re a pro at this. For my part, I’m going to wait and read what the professionals at the IG concluded before formulating an opinion on whether I think there was wrongdoing. You should try that.”
Nice try with that crafty spin-filled last sentence. But you’re a pro at this. For my part, I’m going to wait and read what the professionals at the IG concluded before formulating an opinion on whether I think there was wrongdoing. You should try that.
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) June 2, 2018
“Just quoting you verbatim. That’s all.”
Just quoting you verbatim. That’s all.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 2, 2018
That report sounds like it’s going to be a real doozy.