Almost a hundred years ago both Democrats and Republicans passed the Hatch Act which forbid government officials from seeking to alter an election by favoring one side over the other. Democratic Senator Harry Reid has charged that FBI head James Comey violated the law by issuing a statement ten days prior to an election for president that favored Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
As Reid put it: “Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive material, in what appears to be a clear intent to aid one political party over another. My office has determined these actions may violate the Hatch Act which bars FBI officials from using their authority to influence an election.”
I find disturbing that Comey sent a letter to REPUBLICANS congressmen without sending it to Democratic congressmen. This is unheard of in American politics!