Saturday morning, outgoing Senate Minority leader Harry Reid said FBI Director James Comey should resign immediately and face a full Justice Department investigation for sitting on information that showed the Russians were interfering with the 2016 presidential election.
Calling in to speak with MSNBC host Joy Reid, the Nevada Democrat said the recent revelation by the CIA that they have had evidence for some time now that Russian hackers were trying to pave the way for a Trump presidency was something Comey was aware of — but kept from the American public.
Asked if he believed that Comey had the information and withheld it, Reid answered, “That is true,” while also referring him the “new J. Edgar Hoover.”
“This is not fake news. Intelligence officials are hiding connections to the Russian government. There is no question,” Reid said. “Comey knew and deliberately kept this info a secret,”
Reid also called upon the U.S. Senate to launch an investigation into Comey’s actions before the election.
“I think he should be investigated by the Senate. I think he should be investigated by other agencies in the government, including the security agencies,” Reid said, before bluntly adding, “If ever there was a matter of national security, it is this.”
Reid previously called for Comey to step down after he released info on a possible re-opening of an investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails less than two weeks before the election — only to admit days later that there was nothing there after the damage was done.
Watch the video below uploaded to Twitter by AM Joy:
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) December 10, 2016
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."
Obsessed Trump: ‘Only fake polls show us behind’ Democrats. Fox News: 5 Dems would beat him
President Donald Trump is obsessed with polls – but not facts – and increasingly so. He just fired his internal pollsters after leaked internal poll numbers show devastating lossesfor Trump in key battleground states.
If Trump really believed he was falsely accused ‘that is not a corrupt motive’ for removing the special counsel: Bill Barr
Attorney General William Barr told Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that if President Donald Trump really and truly thought he was being falsely accused of collaborating with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election, that it was "not a corrupt motive" for firing Robert Mueller, a stunning statement from the nation's highest law enforcement officer.
"As a matter of law, I think the department's position would be that the president can direct the termination or the replacement of a special counsel," said Barr. "And as a matter of law, the obstruction statute does not reach that conduct."