Chris Hunter, formerly a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and previously a Special Agent with the FBI, was quoted in a front page New York Times story on Sunday, February 4 about the consequences of attacks on the Department of Justice and the FBI. Here is an excerpt:
In interviews, more than a dozen officials who work at or recently left the Justice Department and the F.B.I. said they feared that the president was mortgaging the credibility of those agencies for his own short-term political gain as he seeks to undercut the Russia inquiry led by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.
“Thanks to this rhetoric, there is a subset of the public that won’t believe what comes out of the Mueller investigation,” said Christopher Hunter, a former F.B.I. agent and prosecutor who left the Justice Department at the end of last year. Mr. Hunter said he worried that juries might be more skeptical of testimony from agents in criminal trials. “All it takes to sink a case,” he said, “is for one juror to disbelieve the F.B.I.”
Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/03/us/politics/trump-fbi-justice.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news