Reid Slams Comey for Influencing Election With ‘Partisan Actions’: ‘You May Have Broken the Law’
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is making the case that FBI Director James Comey violated the Hatch Act with his vague letter to Congress about Hillary Clinton‘s emails.
In a scathing letter released on Sunday, Reid argued that by using his letter to make insinuations without providing any new details, Comey has illicitly used his position to influence the election.
“Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law,” Reid said. “The clear double-standard established by your actions strongly suggests that your highly selective approach to publicizing information, along with your timing, was intended for the success or failure of a partisan candidate or political group.”
The Clinton campaign has been slamming Comey in recent days, saying that he helped Donald Trump by putting out innuendo without pointing out any new or useful information. Reid made similar arguments tonight, while also accusing Comey of withholding information that proves Trump has major ties to the Russian government.
“In tarring Secretary Clinton with thin innuendo, you overruled longstanding tradition and the explicit guidance of your own Department. You rushed to take this step eleven days before a presidential election, despite the fact that for all you know, the information you possess could be entirely duplicative of the information you already examined which exonerated Secretary Clinton.”
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