A New survey among FBI Agents has found that confidence in their leaders plummeted after James Comey was fired.
Confidence in the FBI's leadership has plummeted among the agency's rank-and-file agents in the year following former Director James Comey's firing, according to an internal survey of employees.
Overall, morale at the FBI remains high, data obtained by the blog Lawfare through a Freedom of Information Act request show. Responses generally reflected that agents remained proud to work at the bureau and that they look forward to going to their jobs.
While morale scores remained relatively unchanged from past years, the survey reflects dwindling confidence in the agency's senior leadership at a time when the FBI faces repeated attacks on its credibility from President Trump and his allies.
Trump fired Comey in May 2017, citing a sharp drop in confidence in the FBI chief among the bureau's agents. The survey suggests, however, that agents' attitudes do not necessary jibe with the president's claims.
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