So long as FBI Director, James Comey, was doing Barack Obama’s bidding, Progressives were pleased. However, since Friday, Hillary Clinton, her campaign, Progressives bureaucrats and heir conglomerate of propagandists have stopped just short of demanding a bonfire with the FBI Director as fuel.
Never one to sit out a burning, Nevada’s dirt bag Senator Harry Reid, taking the low road as usual is accusing Comey of violating the Hatch Act.
“Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be clear intent to aid one political party over another. I am writing to inform you that my office has determined that these actions may violate the Hatch Act.”
Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox News “Outnumbered” pointed out that Harry Reid got it wrong (who would have thought). The FBI director did not in violate the Hatch Act.
Harry Reid, in the same letter, in a play reminiscent of his 2012 smear against Mitt Romney has accused Comey of covering up a relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
“in my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about the 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.”
Below is Reid’s letter to Comey in its entirety.
Daniel J. Sobieski of American Thinker calling out Reid wrote:
Sorry, Harry — the Hatch Act was written to prevent government employees from campaigning on the government’s dime for a political candidate. It was not designed to prevent an FBI director from keeping Congress informed of any changes or new information in a federal investigation on which he has already testified before Congress.
While Comey can say he was keeping a pledge to Congress regarding a federal criminal investigation of a presidential candidate, Sen. Reid has no excuse for the lie he admitted telling in 2012 about Mitt Romney, an attempt to influence the presidential results…
Harry Reid is a liar, drunk on his own kool-aid and Hillary Clinton has no one to blame but herself.
Reid in his correspondence did not mention Russia, Uranium One or their four donations to the Clinton Foundation totaling $2.35 million, three of which were made between 2009 and 2013 when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
New York Times
At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.
Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.…
An inconvenient truth for the Clintons, Progressives and Harry Reid but since all of this is merely the Progressive’s latest three-ring circus one week before the presidential election, who cares (sarcasm).
Piling on we have, Clinton’s propaganda machine regurgitation of the lie that Comey may have violated the Hatch Act. “May have” because Harry Reid, a consummate liar says so. “May have” because propagandists have no interest in investigating the aspersions set forth because it may conflict with the intended endgame.
Enter the Bush Syndicate, apparently still bearing a grudge, very much pro-Clinton and dedicated to keeping Donald Trump out of the White House. Timing is everything and suspect.
Less than 24 hours after the news broke, Richard Painter, a former ethics attorney for the George Bush’s White House on Saturday filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) consequentially coinciding with his op-ed in the New York Times rag.
“On Clinton Emails, Did the F.B.I. Director Abuse His Power?” excerpt below:
THE F.B.I. is currently investigating the hacking of Americans’ computers by foreign governments. Russia is a prime suspect.
Imagine a possible connection between a candidate for president in the United States and the Russian computer hacking. Imagine the candidate has business dealings in Russia, and has publicly encouraged the Russians to hack the email of his opponent. It would not be surprising for the F.B.I. to include this candidate and his campaign staff in its confidential investigation of Russian computer hacking.
But it would be highly improper, and an abuse of power, for the F.B.I. to conduct such an investigation in the public eye, particularly on the eve of the election. It would be an abuse of power for the director of the F.B.I., absent compelling circumstances, to notify members of Congress that the candidate was under investigation. It would be an abuse of power if F.B.I. agents went so far as to obtain a search warrant and raid the candidate’s office tower, hauling out boxes of documents and computers in front of television cameras.
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.
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 spent much of my career working on government and lawyers’ ethics, including as the chief White House ethics lawyer for George W. Bush. I never thought that the F.B.I. could be dragged into a political circus surrounding one of its investigations. Until this week….
Read full op-ed
Richard Painter , Harry Reid. Hillary and Bill Clinton, George, Jeb and George H. W. Bush? All batting for the same team. All coming out against Donald Trump.
Coincidence? I think not. Dog whistle for leave Hillary alone and go after Trump? Or was this whole move a desperately SCRIPTED attempt to distract from the Podesta emails, Project Veritas and finish off Donald Trump? Any investigations by the OSC will take months, as would investigations by the FBI.
Adding to the distraction: Comey has become fodder for late night talk shows, the Clinton camp and their propagandists, all of whom accuse Comey of double standards, Trumpism (another Marxist label/propaganda for linking Trump with Hitler, the alt-right, etc.) while giving Clinton a pass.
For more than a year, Comey has been a doormat for the Obama administration’s AG, Loretta Lynch who has controlled the message and not one Progressive in either party has objected until now. Most all, there has not been word from the Obama/Clinton propagandists again, until now.
Good cop, bad cop (no pun intended).
In the midst of it all, while 99% of those on the left are taking the low road and accusing Comey of attempting to swing the election, the White House in what appears to be nothing more than a game of good cop, bad cop said that it continues to stand behind the FBI director .
On Monday during the daily White House briefing, Obama’s press secretary, Josh Earnest, stated that Obama’s “assessment of his integrity and his character has not changed…” nor does Obama believe that Comey is pandering to benefit “one political party.”
‘I guess it’s fair to say that since we didn’t know about it in advance that we were surprised,’ he told a reporter, ‘particularly when you consider the kind of longstanding tradition that’s been observed by investigations and prosecutors in our democracy for a long time. ‘
What Earnest did not say what that with this latest ploy being politics at work, Comey will deliver as ordered by Barack Obama through his corrupt AG, Loretta Lynch after an alleged fall out over Comey’s letter to Congress.
And so for the next week, the Hillary camp, Barack and Michelle Obama, late night television and the propagandist machine will revisit every smear against Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, etc. because that is how the low down dirty dogs roll.
Finally, John Podesta’s pal, in the DOJ, Assistant AG, Peter J. Kadzik, is taking over the investigation into Huma Abedin’s emails so Abedin can return to the campaign stump now with her beloved Hillary.
As for James Comey, a bonfire awaits.