The world’s most shamelessly partisan politician, who has nothing to do since he’s not running for re-election and is fighting desperately against his own increasing irrelevance, sent a letter bitching at James Comey last night – and it’s typical of Harry Reid in an election year…
In a letter to FBI Director James B. Comey on Sunday night, outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid, D-Nev., says Comey may have broken the law.
And that’s not even the most brazen claim in the letter — not by a long shot.
In the course of arguing that Comey’s disclosure that the FBI is looking into new Hillary Clinton investigation emails may have violated the Hatch Act, Reid slips in an extremely bold claim about the Trump campaign and 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.”
Reid’s source for the allegation that Trump is tied in with the Russians?
An impression he says he got from James Comey. Seriously – that’s what Reid is basing this claim on.
Remember, Reid is the same jackass who four years ago accused Mitt Romney of cheating on his taxes based on no source at all. And now he’s accusing Trump of being a puppet of Putin, after Hillary Clinton said the same thing at the third debate, based on communications he’s said he’s had with Comey.
So if Comey were to respond by rejecting the contention he’s ever made such an inference or claim, Reid – who has already accused him of violating the Hatch Act, which prevents government officials from doing anything to influence an election – will then call him a liar.
But there is no public evidence to support Reid’s claim of actual “coordination” between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. And were that to be the case, it would be a scandal of epic proportions.
Asked what evidence exists of such a connection, Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson cited classified briefings.
“There have been classified briefings on this topic,” Jentleson said. “That is all I can say.”
Asked whether the letter means Comey has shared such information directly with Reid, Jentleson said, “Refer you to the language in the letter.”
This is the political equivalent of Reid lighting a match, dropping it on a dry ground and walking away.
Naturally, there is this…
How can you tell the claim of a Hatch Act violation against Comey is bs? Harry Reid is making it. https://t.co/aqmtqTT5mR
— Brit Hume (@brithume) October 30, 2016
If there is a silver lining in this most dreadful of election cycles, it’s that it won’t result in Harry Reid having a position in government past early January. He’s been a cancer on the body politic long enough.