CNN hires James Coneys assistant, Current FBI agents question his experience
Why Did CNN Hire Comey’s Former Assistant Josh Campbell?
CNN’s decision to hire former FBI Director James Comey’s assistant disturbs veteran members of the bureau, former agents told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The relationship between former FBI agent Josh Campbell, the cable news network and Campbell’s seemingly close history with former boss James Comey, have raised a number of questions from these agents over the propriety of Campbell’s new job.
“What can [Campbell] contribute? I don’t think that he would be someone who could offer any type of, really, knowledge about what law enforcement analysts are, because, what is his experience?” said former Special Agent Jack Garcia, a 26 year FBI veteran.
“Something smells so bad about this whole thing.”
Garcia and another 25 year veteran of the FBI noted to TheDCNF that Campbell’s mere 10 year career was largely marked by time spent at headquarters and that he lacked field knowledge to accurately represent the bureau. Campbell’s last job in the FBI was spent in a media relations role out of the Los Angeles field office.
His last day at the bureau was Jan. 29 where his official flyer, obtained by The Daily Caller, reveals he understood his future role at the network as a position to “defend the bureau.” CNN describes him merely as a “law-enforcement analyst.”
I can tell you exactly how this will probably play out. He'll downplay his own inexperience by acting like him just being around Comey and assisting him allowed him to just soak up that experience in a short time, and thus he has so much to say because he learned from "the best".
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