New York Daily News
FBI’S MAD BOMBER
NEWS SAYS: Reckless Comey must go Expert: Only criminal if classified emails Fed agents knew of laptop weeks ago
FFBI AGENTS learned of emails on Anthony Weiner’s computer that may be connected to Hillary Clinton’s private server in early October but did not tell agency Director James Comey until late last week, reports Sunday said.
Now, Comey will have agents comb through 650,000 emails found during a sexting probe into Weiner — the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin — to look for a batch that might contact classified information.
The eleventh-hour reopening of a probe that supposedly ended in July when Comey cleared the Democratic nominee of any criminal wrongdoing but criticized her for being “extremely careless” with the use of a private server rocked the campaign and caused Clinton aides to question whether the FBI chief was taking political sides.
“Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be a closer intent to aid one political party over another,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) railed in a scathing letter to Comey, a Republican who was nominated to lead the FBI by President Obama.
“Through your partisan action, you may have broken the law,” Reid added, referring to the Hatch Act, which bars federal officials from using their official authority to influence an election. Reid also claimed that Comey had sat on “explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump . . . and the Russian government” while simultaneously “tarring Secretary Clinton with thin innuendo. You rushed to take this step 11 days before a presidential election, despite the fact that for all you know, the information you possess could be entirely duplicative of the information you already examined which exonerated Secretary Clinton.”
Earlier Sunday, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta ripped Comey’s handling of the matter as “inappropriate” and urged him to be more transparent because the disclosure came “in the middle of the presidential campaign so close to the voting. We would have preferred that that not happen, but now that it has happened, we would prefer that Mr. Comey come forward and explain why he took that unprecedented step,” Podesta said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine characterized Comey’s actions as “extremely puzzling” and called on the FBI to reveal more information. “Director Comey knows nothing about the content of