The former assistant FBI director who oversaw the bureau's office in North Carolina said "nothing about the [Hillary Clinton] investigation was right."
Chris Swecker said that the FBI always uses grand juries and search warrants to obtain information about suspects or witnesses.
"It doesn't take a Congressional investigation [to show that] nothing about that investigation was right," Swecker said.
.@Chris_Swecker on whether he believes the Hillary email probe was 'political': "I think that there were people inside the Comey inner circle that had their own predetermined opinions about @HillaryClinton & @POTUS..." #Tucker pic.twitter.com/9VASBcwuxs
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Tucker Carlson noted that James Comey's FBI began drafting Clinton's exoneration document before all evidence had been gathered and before all witnesses were interviewed.
"That's not how a real, thorough... investigation is conducted," Swecker said, adding that the FBI normally doesn't go to witnesses and ask "mother, may I?" to obtain information.
Swecker said that when he ran the FBI criminal division and Comey served on the corporate fraud task force, both men "played hardball."
Swecker suspected Comey let his "inner circle" dictate the Clinton and Trump investigations, which led to them being allegedly tainted by political actions like Agent Peter Strzok's text messages.
He said Comey's "inner circle" had "predetermined opinions" about Clinton and Trump.
"That's not the FBI that I know," he said.
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