James Kallstrom, the former assistant director of the FBI, made history this week when he became the first person to have held that post to officially endorse a presidential candidate.
Kallstrom first came to prominence as the head of the FBI’s investigation into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800. In an interview on Fox Business Network, he said that Donald Trump was a good man who deserved a chance to lead the country.
He also took a shot at the Democratic nominee, saying, “You’re not going to get change with Hillary Clinton.”
Kallstrom began by saying that he has a “low opinion of all politicians, except for a few, particularly the Democrats and the Republican leadership.”
“I’m endorsing Donald Trump. I’ve known him 40 years,” Kallstrom told host Stuart Varney. “I’ve never endorsed a candidate. He’s a good human being. He’s a generous person.
“He’s got a big heart. He’s done hundreds and hundreds of things for people without fanfare. He’s a good guy. He’s a patriot of this country,” Kallstrom continued.
He also defended him against what he said in the “Access Hollywood” video.
“And regardless of what he says, his acts show that he is not that person. He’s been in this Hollywood crowd that talks like that, a lot of people talk like that,” Kallstrom said.
“He doesn’t do these things. He’s a good guy. I’ve known his family from the time they were kids. Look at his children. Could you find a better family than he brought up in this country?”
As for Hillary Clinton, he had scathing words for the Democrat nominee.
“This country is absolutely going in the wrong direction,” a visibly agitated Kallstrom said. “Seventy percent of the people want change. You’re not going to get change with Hillary Clinton. This is the woman that lied when she was on the Watergate staff … I mean, she’s a pathological liar.”