Sputnik: What's your opinion then on the matter that the former FBI director is talking about matters which are part of an ongoing investigation?
Doug Wead: It's embarrassing to me and the word that just keeps coming to my mind is unprofessional. It's disheartening, discouraging to hear someone who is at the very head of our largest police investigative organization and to see him almost reduced to acting like a little girl on the playground arguing with the president, it's just very discouraging, I would hope our institutions, especially, our police institutions are operated with professionalism and without passion, but with just a total regard for fact. He just right now seems to be emotionally all over the place.
Sputnik: What impact can this have on the Mueller probe, that's more interesting, isn't it?
Sputnik: Perhaps you can tell us your thoughts on the fact that, obviously, James Comey is getting a lot of publicity to tour the country with the book that's trashing the US president?
Doug Wead: This is his opportunity to make money, that's clear. I guess he was waiting for a time in his life, thought he'd be FBI director for a full 20 years and retire with dignity and write books, be featured in movies for his accomplishments, and now all of a sudden panic sets in, and he realizes he's out, he's got to cash in now, so he's pushing the envelope, sometimes we use the expression — he's milking it for all he can — he's trying to make money, again it lacks dignity, it's too bad.
Sputnik: Now some experts have pointed out to Comey's past, stating that not many people seen to know who he is as they have named him a hero among liberals, what's your take on that? Is he part of the liberal establishment?
Sputnik: So reports have said that Comey's clashes with Trump are damaging the reputation of the intelligence agency, would you agree with that?
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