I think SA Rowley found that she liked the limelight, and would like to replace Director Muller as head of the FBI. Her earlier violation of the Chain-of-Command dealt with things within hepurviewew as a Special Agent. That earlier breach of the Chain-of-Command was kept in-house.
I can't imagine that all the levels of command jumped a few years ago were exactly happy to be cut out of the information loop. However, Agent Rowley's direct superior may have been so adamant against forwarding the letter as to justify violation of the Chain-of-Command. Properly, Agent Rowley should have forwarded her letter to her superior's direct superior, not the head of the FBI. That in itself may have tended to undervalue the data that SA Rowley felt so strongly needed to be transmitted. I suspect that Agent Rowley has encountered some ill feelings within the Bureau since her breaking ranks.
This letter is clearly intended for public consumption, and is critical of policies far beyond her rank and grade. The policies and the information on which those policies were forged are better known by the Director than by any Special Agent in the field. If I were the Director, my response to this letter would be to publicly thank the Agent, and then post her to Fairbanks, Alaska assigned to background investigations of applicants for government employment.
- I've read posts where you reminded us that we, as regular citizens, were not privy to the intel and inner workings that are directing the decision making processes leading us to war. Now you say that Rowley as a Special Agent is not privy to the things the Director is, and therefore her opinions are loess substantial. How can anyone mount an opposition argument to you if you just respond with "you just don't know the real
facts?" I believe that anyone with reasonable intellect, determination, and access to internet, news and libraries can come to informed decisions. And myself, being active military I believe I probably can glean information the average joe doesn't come accross. Are you some kind of secret agent or something? Because if you're just a citizen with access to public information, please drop the pretense. You infer that you have inside info about Rowley's motives - self aggrandizement, as opposed to pursuing the public good. How is that?