The F.B.I. warned state election officials several weeks ago that foreign hackers had exported voter registration data from their computer systems. Now, Senator Harry Reid is creating a ‘disinformation campaign’ asking the FBI to investigate whether GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is conspiring with the Russians to swing this November’s election.
In 2012, Reid delivered a Senate floor speech declaring that an investor in the company run by then-GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney told him that Romney had not paid his taxes in 10 years. The claim was proven to false but Reid said he did not regret making the accusation.
In his request to FBI Director James Comey, Reid pointed to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee emails and the House Democratic campaign arm. Furthermore Reid claims to know that someone with “long ties” to Trump is in contact with WikiLeaks, which posted the DNC emails.
Reid also cited Trump adviser Carter Page’s meeting with “high-ranking sanctioned individuals” in Moscow. Reid stated that “evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign continues to mount.”
“The prospect of individuals tied to Trump, Wikileaks and the Russian government coordinating to influence our election raises concerns of the utmost gravity and merits full examination,” Reid wrote to Comey.
Trump has disavowed suggestions he has any kind of relationship with Russian officials or Vladimir Putin and no evidence has surfaced to prove a direct connection – but that doesn’t matter one iota to Reid, who also developed a ‘disinformation campaign’ to discredit the CIA after Democrats couldn’t find evidence showing that Bush-era ‘torture techniques’ failed to provide usable information.
In March 2014, then-Senate Majority Leader Reid formulated allegations that the CIA spied on members of Congress as they looked into the agency’s harsh interrogation methods, ordering an investigation into the issue. In that so-called probe Reid sent a letter to then-Attorney General Eric Holder raising concerns that the agency violated the Constitution.
“The CIA has not only interfered with the lawful congressional oversight of its activities, but has also seemingly attempted to intimidate its overseers by subjecting them to criminal investigation,” Reid wrote, “These developments strike at the heart of the constitutional separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.”
Unfortunately for America, Reid has never believed in ‘the separation of powers,’ or the U.S. Constitution for that matter.