The senate Minority leader, Harry Reid, is the second most powerful Democrat behind President Obama. Reid will be retiring at the end of his term and therefore he has little to lose being the last months of his multi-decade political career. Reid has come forward to accuse the Director of the FBI, James Comey, of breaking the law for revealing information about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a scathing letter.
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 Russian government – a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States, which Trump praises at every opportunity.
He then took the opportunity to throw Comey under the bus by saying he no longer supports him as Director of the FBI:
Please keep in mind that I have been a supporter of yours in the past. When Republicans filibustered your nomination and delayed your confirmation longer than any previous nominee to your position, I led the fight to get you confirmed because I believed you to be a principled public servant.
With the deepest regret, I now see that I was wrong.
For James Comey to have initiated this action against Clinton may well have broken the law, but that is of little concern. The president has the ability to fire the FBI Director, and if she wins, which his highly likely, Comey knows he is out of a job. Therefore Comey and Reid both have nothing to lose. That makes them dangerous.