Basket Case Harry Reid says James Comey may have broken law, makes explosive claim about Trump in rambling letter
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has joined the onslaught of criticism from Democrats against James Comey, on Sunday accusing the FBI director of playing partisan politics and saying he may have violated federal law by revealing that his office was continuing the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
“Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be a clear intent to aid one political party over another,” Reid wrote to Comey in a letter published on the senator’s website.
Comey announced in a letter to congressional leaders Friday that the FBI would renew the Clinton email investigation after finding potential new evidence in an unrelated investigation of former congressman Anthony Weiner.
Top Clinton campaign staffers have accused Comey of breaking with department guidelines for informing the public about ongoing investigations, describing his actions as an attempt to influence the results of the presidential election.
But Reid’s comments may be the fiercest condemnation yet of Comey. The outgoing Senate minority leader said Comey’s actions may have violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that ensures “that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion.” – READ MORE