The following is an excellent article written by Eric Stetson on the Daily Kos website on October 30, 2016 titled “Reid Goes Nuclear: Reframes Election as Fight Against Criminally Partisan FBI” and I quote:
Hold on to your hats — the 2016 election is going nuclear. The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Senator Harry Reid is accusing FBI Director James Comey of partisan bias and illegal involvement in the presidential election.
Mr. Reid was preparing to send a letter to Mr. Comey on Sunday saying he appears to be aiding one political party over another. He said that may violate the Hatch Act, which bars government officials from using their position to influence an election.
“I am writing to inform you that my office has determined that these actions may violate the Hatch Act,” Mr. Reid wrote, according to a draft of the letter provided to The Wall Street Journal. “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law.”
I, for one, am very glad to see Senator Reid playing hardball on this issue. Director Comey has politicized the FBI and jeopardized the integrity of law enforcement and the 2016 election — a grave offense against the American system of government which is at least highly unethical, and perhaps criminal. That needs to be the story from now on, not Hillary Clinton’s emails.
All Democrats should follow Senator Reid’s lead and stand confidently, vocally, with rock-solid principle, against the scandalous and dangerous behavior of James Comey, from now until election day.
This election is now about something much greater than Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. Because of the politically biased actions of America’s chief law enforcement official, this election is about preserving the integrity of government itself. If Trump wins, the rule of law may become a thing of the past. FBI Director Comey’s unprecedented, unethical and likely illegal actions would be rewarded and probably repeated. Law enforcement agencies would be sicced on politicians of the opposing party, or indeed on anyone Trump dislikes and wishes to punish, for purely political reasons.
It is therefore imperative that not only must Trump lose the election, he must be crushed. Bravo to Harry Reid for forcefully repudiating the FBI Director’s politically motivated witch hunt against Hillary Clinton. Now we the voters must do our part, by casting our ballots for Clinton, with the understanding that the very future of American democracy may depend on it.
UPDATE: Full letter by Sen. Reid now published on his Senate website.
FURTHER COMMENT: Reid’s allegation of criminal conduct by the FBI Director is very substantive and specific. He alleges that Comey has been deliberately withholding information about Donald Trump’s “coordination” with the Russian government:
In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government – a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States, which Trump praises at every opportunity. The public has a right to know this information. I wrote to you months ago calling for this information to be released to the public. There is no danger to American interests from releasing it. And yet, you continue to resist calls to inform the public of this critical information.
By contrast, as soon as you came into possession of the slightest innuendo related to Secretary Clinton, you rushed to publicize it in the most negative light possible.
Harry Reid is alleging nothing less than a criminal scandal at the FBI of a grave and historic nature. Wow!”
(THIS STORY SHOULD GO VIRAL. SEN REID DID SOMETHING THAT PRES OBAMA SHOULD HAVE DONE A YEAR AGO. LETTING A REPUBLICAN FBI DIRECTOR DECIDE ON WHO IS GOING TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY ON FALSE INFORMATION IS A CRIME WORSE THAN WATERGATE CONDUCTED BY REPUBLICANS AND BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTIONS BY DONALD TRUMP WHO HIMSELF IF GUILTY OF EMAIL VIOLATIONS WHEN HE BUILT SOME OF HIS HOUSING PROJECTS WHEN HE DESTROYED INFORMATION REGARDING RENTING TO BLACKS.!!
LaVern Isely, Progressive, Overtaxed, Independent Middle Class Taxpayer and Public Citizen Member and USAF Veteran