The decision not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime did not sit well.

The American people were outraged.

But a source close to the investigation says FBI agents and attorneys were among those upset with the decision to allow Hillary Clinton to walk free.

In his statement announcing he would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton, FBI Director Comey ripped into Clinton’s conduct — but stated that no prosecutor would bring charges in the case.

That didn’t sit well with the career personnel in the FBI and Justice Department.

Fox News reports:

The source, who spoke to on the condition of anonymity, said FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the Attorney General’s office that the former Secretary of State be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and disgusted. More than 100 FBI agents and analysts worked around the clock with six attorneys from the DOJ’s National Security Division, Counter Espionage Section, to investigate the case.

“No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute — it was a top-down decision,” said the source, whose identity and role in the case has been verified by

A high-ranking FBI official told Fox News that while it might not have been a unanimous decision, “It was unanimous that we all wanted her [Clinton’s] security clearance yanked.”

“It is safe to say the vast majority felt she should be prosecuted,” the senior FBI official told Fox News. “We were floored while listening to the FBI briefing because Comey laid it all out, and then said ‘but we are doing nothing,’ which made no sense to us.”

The source also blasted Comey’s decision to assume that no prosecutor would bring charges.

Comey’s job was only to recommend if charges should be brought.

Then, it was up to prosecutors at the Department of Justice to bring charges.

Comey’s job was merely to decide if criminal conduct occurred.

Fox News also reports:

Especially angering the team, which painstakingly pieced together deleted emails and interviewed witnesses to prove that sensitive information was left unprotected, was the fact that Comey based his decision on a conclusion that a recommendation to charge would not be followed by DOJ prosecutors, even though the bureau’s role was merely to advise, Fox News was told.

“Basically, James Comey hijacked the DOJ’s role by saying ‘no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case,’” the Fox News source said. “The FBI does not decide who to prosecute and when, that is the sole province of a prosecutor — that never happens.”

“I know zero prosecutors in the DOJ’s National Security Division who would not have taken the case to a grand jury,” the source added. “One was never even convened.”