Appearing on “AM Joy” with Joy Reid, outgoing Senate minority leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) called for the investigation of FBI Director James Comey:
“I think [Comey] should be investigated by the Senate, he should be investigated by other agencies of the government, including the security agencies.”
Watch courtesy of MSNBC’s AM Joy:
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) December 10, 2016
The reason is obvious, as The Atlantic‘s James Fallows explains:
At face value, this implication:
– Comey/FBI knew of Russian suspicions, kept quiet;
– But HAD to share Weiner news
Asked if he is confident Senate Republicans will “investigate this intervention in our election” Reid said, “Lindsey Graham is a voice of concern.” In Reid’s opinion, Graham could bring in some Republican moderates.
“I am so disappointed in Comey. He has let the country down for partisan purposes, and that’s why I call him the new J. Edgar Hoover,” and said that he believes Comey ought to resign. That won’t happen, however, he said, and pointed out that the new administration has every reason to like Comey since “he helped them get elected.”
Although he added that there is no time for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to remove Comey, calling it a “gesture of futility,” he did say the Senate and the “security agencies” ought to investigate Comey, because, as he put it,
“You look at the accounts we have just in the press the last few days its stunning, stunning, the conclusions reached by the press. Thank goodness we’ve got them still around … this is not fake news, okay?”
After all the times Republicans have spent our tax dollars on investigations into fake scandals they themselves invented, we should be so lucky as to have them investigate something that really happened.
And just to put things in perspective, even deadbeat Tea Party dad Joe Walsh exclaimed in disbelief,
“So wait…the CIA says Russia messed with our election to help Trump win and Trump attacks…the CIA? Not Russia? He goes after the CIA?”
As many of us in both parties have said, “we want answers.” It is unknown whether we will get them, or even whether anyone will ask outside of Obama, given Republican control of House and Senate.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.