The Michael Flynn smoking gun: FBI headquarters altered interview summary
Here’s me, acknowledging my mistake. I was dead wrong. It
now seems there was a concerted effort, though isolated,
within the upper-echelons of the FBI to influence the
outcome of the Flynn investigation.
I am physically nauseous as I type these words. I have long
maintained that innocent mistakes were made and that the
investigators at the center of this maelstrom were entitled
to the benefit of the doubt.
They have tarnished the badge and forever stained an agency
that deserved so much better from them. I am ashamed. The
irreparable damage Comey’s team has done to the FBI will
take a generation to reverse.
I ashamedly join Hanlon’s Razor in getting this one wrong.
James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) worked in the FBI for
25 years. He is a law enforcement analyst for CNN and an
adjunct assistant professor in homeland security and
criminal justice at St. John’s University.