For my character, any President with aspirations for supreme power will have to be careful when dealing with him. If made an ally, an incompetent President may find them-self as little more than a puppet. However, one with the necessary resolve and strength of will, may instead find a most powerful and ruthless subordinate with an army of loyal followers. For those Presidents, regardless of their desires for power, who seek to oppose this corrupt Director, be warned. He will stop at nothing to get what he wants and that includes destroying their President.
For him the very moment he joined the FBI was the first step to enrich himself, rise through the FBI’s ranks, and corrupt the organization along the way. Now, after a quarter century, he has reached the heights of power by becoming the Director of the FBI. With his new-found authority, he will not let anything stop him now. If he has anything to say about it, the FBI will soon become little more than his own private army dedicated to advancing his own interest.
While he may secretly be working against the mission of the FBI, in the eye of the general public, most politicians, and especially with the FBI he nothing less than a supremely dedicated public servant who seeks nothing more than to remove all crime and corruption from his beloved country. Now he presents this dedication in a polite and affable manner. Due to this image, most people tend to give him the benefit of the doubt on most occasions when some evidence manages to surface (the well-placed bribes don’t hurt).
Also as a result many within the FBI genuinely view many of his abuses of power and other corrupt acts as merely a means to better enforce the “important laws”. As opposed to the “annoying laws” that create more paperwork and generally make their jobs harder. Consequently, many have taken to following his example by ignoring these annoying laws. Thereby creating an environment that is increasingly easy for him to hide his criminal acts. The few who are aware of these acts or his corrupt nature generally embrace it. Those who are aware but don’t embrace it usually keep their heads down for fear of losing them. As most agents have become quite fond of their new Director.