The Federal Bureau of Investigation was caught in the middle of the biggest scandal in US history. The Bureau turned into a political machine, and former FBI Director James Comey used it to fulfil his political ideas. This was wrong in so many levels, and President Donald Trump knew that he had to do something and change the situation.
The Bureau shouldn’t do any business with the Clintons and former president Obama. Doing business with corrupted people is in no way good, and Comey learned his lesson. This was the first time a sitting FBI Director plays political games.
Many would agree that Comey didn’t do his job. Others blame him for the disaster in the Bureau. But, Comey wasn’t the only one to damage the Bureau.
It seems like another FBI agent is charged with obstruction of justice. The agent made false statement during a shooting incident, and he may end up in jail for his actions. Experts say that the agent may get up to 25 years.
The agent was indicted after he lied to cover up the details about the shooting of militia leader Robert “LaVoy” Finicum. “LaVoy” was shot last year.
According to reports, agent W. Joseph Astarita lied about his firing on Finicum. He was shot to death during an attempted arrest. The operation was relate to the militia’s occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January 2016.
The reports suggest that Astarita’s shots missed, and that two other state police officers killed Finicum moments later. The same report suggests that Astarita was the first to open fire.
The militia leader got out of the truck while keeping his hands up. He reached into his jacket, and the FBI agents thought he was carrying a gun. Finicum was shot from behind.
Oregon US Attorney Billy J. Williams says that state police officers were justified for their actions, and the verdict won’t be altered after Astarita’s indictment.
What do you think about this? Do you think the agent should bear the consequences of his terrible actions? Is Astarita responsible for the case? How will the whole thing end?
(h/t The Oregonian)