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FBI Agent (and Former Comey Assistant) Who Wrote NYT Oped About Why He Quit Had Job Already Lined Up at CNN

Former FBI agent Josh Campbell appears on CNN.

The former FBI agent who wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times on Friday explaining why he was leaving the bureau managed to leave out a couple of pertinent facts -- namely that he was a former special assistant to FBI Director James Comey, and that he already had a lucrative job lined up at CNN as a "law enforcement analyst."

Josh Campbell claimed in the piece that he was retiring from the FBI so he could publicly voice his concerns about the "relentless attacks” on the bureau from people with "partisan agendas," i.e. Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration.

Of course, Republicans have not ever criticized the FBI as a whole -- just a few bad apples at the top. Unlike Democrats, the GOP has on principle always been very supportive of law enforcement.

"FBI agents are dogged people who do not care about the direction of the political winds," Campbell wrote, echoing his former boss's disingenuous line about how agents investigating Clinton's email server don't give "a rip about politics." Perhaps most agents don't -- but as former counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok proved, some in key positions involved in politically-charged investigations  definitely do.

A former special assistant to James Comey might also have a vested interest in defending the bureau and his old boss -- and there is no better place to do it than at CNN, where coincidentally he already had a job lined up. Funny how that didn't make it into the article either.