On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid blamed FBI Director James Comey for costing Hillary Clinton the presidency.
Speaking with CNN, Reid said of Comey’s actions in the lead-up to election day, “It’s obvious he was a partisan in all this.”
The retiring Nevada Democrat said Democrats “would have won the majority in the Senate and would have won the presidency but for Comey.” […]
“There’s information out there. He had it, I’m confident. And he ignored it.” […]
“I am saying the FBI did nothing — did nothing. All the information that we’ve heard in the last couple weeks, it was available to the FBI. He just ignored it. He did not make it public. We asked him to more than once and he didn’t do it,” Reid said. […]
“In fact, to show how awful this situation is, this man ignored precedent that had been going on for decade after decade after decade. The FBI does not get involved in politics — except Comey did,” Reid said.
“Had he not written that letter a week or so before the election, she would have won; we would have picked up at least two more Senate seats,” he said.
Reid also accused WikiLeaks of “coordinating […] with the Trump folks and the Russians.”
Watch two excerpts from Reid’s interview, below.
Sen. Harry Reid says FBI Director Jim Comey “helped Trump significantly” and caused Democrats to lose the presidency https://t.co/KVwqw0rDWI
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