On Sunday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey blasting Comey for choosing to announce to the public that the FBI was continuing its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email debacle.
Congressman Trey Gowdy, in an interview today with Fox, was quick to respond. “Thank God [Harry Reid] is leaving is my initial reaction,” Gowdy said. Then his response got both heated and personal.
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Reid’s letter to Comey accuses Comey of violating the Hatch Act, a law which prohibits federal officials from using their influence to sway the outcome of an election.
“I am writing to inform you that my office has determined that these actions may violate the Hatch Act, which bars FBI officials from using their official authority to influence an election. Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law.”
Reid’s letter dropped another bombshell and accused the FBI of holding back on news that Trump has ties to Russia that are under investigation.
“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 Russia 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.”
It is precisely this sort of hypocrisy that has come to define this political race. Reid claims that Comey broke the law and chastises him for it, and then shames him for not breaking the same law.
The partisan accusations flying around Washington haven’t made an already contentious election cycle any easier for voters. Gowdy, though, has expressed what many feel. When the topic of Comey and Reid came up in his interview spot this morning, Gowdy unloaded.
“I didn’t know that Mormons used drugs,” Gowdy snipped. Watch the video below to catch the rest of Gowdy’s epic dismissal of Reid’s whining.