Letter to FBI Director Comey from former FBI Agent

EditorialBy Hugh W. Galyean (FBI  Agent, Retired)



Editor’s note: I have seen this letter make the rounds of blogs and email around the country. I had always wondered if it was authentic, or just an “urban legend,” until a friend asked me about it. So, we tracked down Mr. Galyean in Northern California, interviewed him and were able to establish that he is the guy, is a retired FBI agent and he said he did write this letter. He has also worked for Homeland Security. But even if he wasn’t the guy, these are words to think hard about,

Mr. Galyean said that he agonized for two months over whether to write this letter and finally decided that he must. He is disgusted with the FBI, disgusted with the Democratic Party, even disgusted with the Republican Party, which he said has not stepped up to the job on this matter and has also “caved in to Obama on budgets and everything else he wanted.”

He said he is “heartbroken, for his brothers” still in the FBI, who he says are furious over Comey’s failure to do his duty. Galyean said that Comey’s decision not to recommend charges was not “unanimous” as he claimed, but “unilateral.” He said he is still in touch with active duty FBI friends and that they disagree strongly with Comey’s decision, given the known facts, law and FBI procedures.

He says that he is a very active Christian and a worship leader in a place I won’t mention here.

Mr. Galyean  and others told me some other things that I will relate to readers in a future article, so stay tuned.

GalyeanHughThe letter to FBI Director Comey  from former FBI Agent 

September 2, 2016

Mr. James Comey,  Director

Federal Bureau of Investigation

J. Edgar Hoover Building

935  Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.

Washington, D.C.  20535-0001


I  am writing regarding your public statement in July, 2016 informing the American people that the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton was being closed without referring it to a Federal Grand Jury or the Attorney General of the U. S. for a decision whether or not to indict her.

Strangely, you eloquently laid out enough of the evidence deduced from the investigation to  strongly indicate there was abundant evidence uncovered during the  investigation and interview of her to not only indict but to convict her  in  Federal Court.  However,  you personally re-worded and  soft-pedaled the actions she took as  Secretary of State describing

her actions as “extremely careless” in using a  personal email and un-secured server for her communications while Secretary  of State. You rewrote the statute, which is not your job.

Mr. Gaylean sent me this video link on 10-28-16- hear it in his own words…..

Vimeo took the Video down, so here is a Facebook version:


As a retired  Special Agent of the FBI, I have standing to write this letter. My thirty  years in law enforcement, including 22 years as a Special Agent with the FBI  have given me the knowledge, expertise and experience to question and  confront you for your perplexing actions, which (as you well know) were  outside the normal standard operating procedure of the FBI and Federal  judicial procedures. Some of the finest people in the world proudly carry the  credentials of FBI Agent and you have soiled them and not allowed them to  speak. But I will not be silent.

Sorry, but NO SIR, MS Clinton was not  merely careless or extremely careless. She was not even negligent or grossly  negligent (as the statute requires). Hillary Clinton was knowingly purposeful  in her decisions and actions to set up a server under her exclusive control and possession in order to control what information was available to the American public and Congress regarding her actions as Secretary of  State. Furthermore, she took those government owned communications  into her  personal possession after leaving her position and knowingly and willingly  attempted to destroy them so her nefarious actions could never be known or  used as evidence of her corrupt moral character against her.

Sir, what  possessed you? Did you cave in to political pressure to unilaterally come to  this decision? I fear that is the case, and Rule of Law be damned. I am  embarrassed for and ashamed of you. You have set a precedent that can never  be rectified and certainly not justified. Shame on you, Sir. You ought to resign right now in disgrace for what you have done to tarnish the reputation  of the finest Law Enforcement Agency in the world  for entirely political reasons.

Normally, an investigation will be assigned to an agent, or team of agents with one being the Case agent, or the lead investigator.  When the investigation is complete, an investigative report will  be presented to the U.S. Attorney for the Federal District involved.   It would be the U.S. Attorney who decides whether to decline  prosecution for that investigation. NOT the FBI agent. But in the  Clinton investigation, YOU (unilaterally) decided not to forward the  investigation to the U.S. Attorney or the Attorney General of the U.S. but,  instead, personally made the decision not to prosecute her or even provide  the information to a Federal Grand Jury.  You were wrong  to take  this upon yourself.

Sir, in order to indict a subject, only a preponderance  of evidence, or 51% is needed for probable cause to exist. You did not think even that level of probability existed? Who do you think you are  fooling?  

What judicial proceeding did you think you were  following?

Throughout my years with the FBI, I (along with my fellow  agents) took great pride in conducting each investigation in an unbiased manner regardless of the subjects position or standing in  the community. All were treated equally under the law. But you,  Sir, decided to allow this corrupt, evil and nasty human being to go free and unchallenged for her treasonous actions (yes, treasonous, in  my opinion)  which threatened the security  of this nation.  Furthermore, you stopped short of investigating the Clinton Foundation as a  RICO case (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization).  This is a  RICO case if there ever was one. Even an untrained person can tell from  the communications which were recovered that Hillary Clinton spent more time  working for the Clinton Foundation while Secretary of State than on State  Business.  It may be argued that Hillary did not do any State business  UNLESS the Clinton Foundation benefited.  You decided to just let this  uncomfortable truth alone without addressing it.

I will conclude with  this:  Following my retirement from the FBI, I volunteered for a 12  month tour of duty in Afghanistan as a Law Enforcement Professional, embedded  with U.S. forces as a subject matter expert in counter-terrorism  investigations.  For most of that year I operated “outside the wire”  patrolling with the troops, interviewing witnesses to IED incidents and  gathering evidence on the bad guys.  The results of my work would then  be reported through secure channels to the Commanding Officer.  All  reports and communications were required to be transmitted via secure and encrypted devices.  Occasionally my remote location in the  mountains of Afghanistan made transmission impossible and I would have to fly back to Bagram Air Base in order to securely report to the Commander of the battle space.   It would have been convenient if I could have just  called the Commander on my personal cell phone or written him an email on my  personal laptop.  But, had I done so I would have been reporting classified information via an unsecured device and it could have been compromised. These  were, relative to Secretary of State communications, low level  classifications of Secret.  Had I ever sent even one in such a manner I  would have been prosecuted and sent to Federal Prison for 20 years or  so.  That is how serious this violation is considered.

Now,  because of you, Hillary Clinton is allowed to continue her RICO activities  and is running for President of the United States, the most powerful position  in the world.  You have trampled on the Rule of Law and destroyed the  trust of the American people in the FBI andin unbiased enforcement of the  law.  How do you sleep at night? It is time for you to go and work for  the Clinton Foundation.


Hugh W. Galyean

(FBI  Agent, Retired)


Republished with permission of the author, who urges all to spread it around and vote accordingly  ….


—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Hugh Galyean <XXXXXXXXXXXX>
To:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:54 PM
Subject: Open Letter to James Comey, Sept 2, 2016
Mr. George Miller, Publisher
This letter is written in response to your request to publish the Open Letter to James Comey Re: the Clinton Investigation which was written by myself on September 2, 2016.
I am honored by your request and I hereby grant you permission to publish said letter as well as the Sister publication which you mentioned in our conversation.
I am attaching the original letter for you to use to make certain the copy you received is valid and unchanged.
Here are my credentials:
Hugh W. Galyean
Education = B.A. Harding University 1970. (Biblical Studies and Speech Communication)
    Post Graduate studies at University of Maryland,
    College Park. and North East Louisiana University,
    Monroe, LA.
Work History
    Missionary and Pulpit Minister for churches of Christ
    (Non-denominational) 1970 – 1982
    Appointed a Trooper with Maryland State Police 1975
    and served as a Uniform Patrol Trooper and Major Crimes
    Investigator until 1981. Recipient of the Governor’s Award for Valor 1979.
    Appointed a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 1983.
    I was assigned to New Orleans Division after completion of FBI Academy training.
    Assigned Omaha Division 1983 – 85
    Assigned to San Francisco Division 1985 until retirement in 2004.
        Recipient of Three FBI Director Awards for excellence in Investigations.
        Recipient of one Quality Service Awards for sustained excellence in the FBI.
    Appointed Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Services for
    Alameda County, California, September 2004 – October, 2005.
    Served a 12 month tour of duty in Afghanistan as a Law Enforcement Professional
    with MPRI contractor, embedded in uniform with U.S. Forces as a subject matter     expert in counter-terrorism matters Feb. 2008 – March 2009.
Hugh W. Galyean


HWG at Romero

Hugh W. Galyean while deployed to Afghanistan, where he was a subject matter expert on counterterrorism, he told us. Photo supplied by Mr. Galyean.



Hugh W. Galyean’s gear, which he labeled “battle rattle.” He was a subject matter expert on counterterrorism, he told us. Photo supplied by Mr. Galyean.



Hugh W. Galyean, formerly of Hugh. W. Galyean and Associates, Inc. Expert in Law Enforcement Tactics and Training, Special Weapons and Tactics, Deadly Force, Use of Force, 30 years of State and Federal Law Enforcement Experience. FBI Special Agent (Retired).


FBI Hillary Clinton Press Conference LIVE STREAM | Mediaite

Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of …

Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Eileen Tracy
Eileen Tracy
4 years ago

So much for an appointed FBI director. Time for an independent prosecutor.

Debbie Mitchell
Debbie Mitchell
4 years ago

Link to video above appears broken – but there is a link available to this video on facebook:


Mark Sawyer
Mark Sawyer
4 years ago

An amazing man and an amazing letter. I have family and friends that are in Law Enforcement I am a combat Veteran with 2 long tours overseas. If everyone had the courage that Gaylean showed in this letter Our country would be a far different place. I encourage anyone reading this to impart just a little of this courage into there daily lives and make a difference, Courage to help that eldery person broke down on the highway, courage to volunteer in your community, courage to VOTE hell courage to do anything that is right.

James Corbett
James Corbett
4 years ago

I currently am in the field of Law Enforcement going on my 34th year, 14 years as a detective in Boston and continue in another capacity as a criminal information analyst. Hugh Galyean’s letter to James Comey says it all. I never thought I would see the day someone would be above the law as was Bill Clinton and now Hillery. My commet to James Comey simply is taken from the Bible “What profit a man to gain the whole world only to lose his immortal soul.

Jim Corbett

Russell Kirksey
Russell Kirksey
4 years ago

Thank you sir for your service… My only wish is that the current FBI agents that you speak of investigate Director Comey’s involvement with HSBC during the drug money laundering scandal and arrest him and his corrupt friends in Congress, Senate, ext. The people need our G-men back doing what they do best!!

Clyde D Smith
Clyde D Smith
4 years ago

I am curious as to whether Mr. Galyean ever received an official reply from any official FBI source, or was it just ignored.

4 years ago

WOW – Thank you for your SERVICE Hugh W. Galyean!

William "Bill" Hicks
William "Bill" Hicks
4 years ago

When will it no longer be a matter of voting but revolting? It may not be in our lifetime, but it will come eventually.