From The Washington Times
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says FBI Director James B. Comey might have broken federal law through his “partisan actions” and that the bureau is sitting on “explosive” information involving Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
Mr. Reid said Mr. Comey has resisted calls to release the “explosive” information the FBI supposedly has about Mr. Trump and his close advisers and their ties to Russia.
“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,” Mr. Reidwrote in the letter, dated Oct. 30.
That’s a reference to Mr. Comey telling Congress on Friday that a separate case led the bureau to find emails that could be relevant to Hillary Clinton’s private email set-up.
Mr. Reid said Mr. Comey’s actions might violate Hatch Act prohibitions on FBI officials using their authority to influence an election.
“Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law,” Mr. Reid said.
Yes James Comey did break the law, you know it's pretty bad when a Dumbya flunkie files a complaint against you:
The F.B.I.’s job is to investigate, not to influence the outcome of an election.
Such acts could also be prohibited under the Hatch Act, which bars the use of an official position to influence an election. That is why the F.B.I. presumably would keep those aspects of an investigation confidential until after the election. The usual penalty for a violation is termination of federal employment.
And that is why, on Saturday, I filed a complaint against the F.B.I. with the Office of Special Counsel, which investigates Hatch Act violations, and with the Office of Government Ethics. I have spent much of my career working on government ethics and lawyers’ ethics, including two and a half years as the chief White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, and I never thought that the F.B.I. could be dragged into a political circus surrounding one of its investigations. Until this week.
This is the second complaint to be filed against FBI Director Comey. The Democratic Coalition Against Trump has also filed a complaint against Comey for interfering in a presidential election as a federal employee.