The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn't recommend an indictment against Hillary,' said the source, a close friend who has known Comey for nearly two decades, shares family outings with him, and accompanies him to Catholic mass every week.
'Some people, including department heads, stopped talking to Jim, and even ignored his greetings when they passed him in the hall,' said the source. 'They felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.'According to the source, Comey fretted over the problem for months and discussed it at great length with his wife, Patrice. He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disaffected agents. The letters reminded him every day that morale in the FBI had hit rock bottom.
'He's been ignoring the resignation letters in the hope that he could find a way of remedying the situation,' said the source. 'When new emails that appeared to be related to Hillary's personal email server turned up in a computer used [her close aide] Huma Abedin and [Abedin's disgraced husband,] Anthony Weiner, Comey jumped at the excuse to reopen the investigation.'The people he trusts the most have been the angriest at him,' the source continued. 'And that includes his wife, Pat. She kept urging him to admit that he had been wrong when he refused to press charges against the former secretary of state.
Grant Stern at the Huffington Post, relying in large part on information gleaned from the tweets of Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald, seems to have this idea that folks at Comery's agency were upset that Comey's detailed outlining of the criminality of Madame BleachBit's behavior but not recommending indictment was the egregious element in the matter and what politicized the department.
LITD's estimation is that Stern has the flimsier case.
Especially given that Klein's account is corroborated by former US attorney Joseph diGenova:
This seems far more plausible and substantiated.