Anti-Trump group files complaint with a Justice Department division against FBI Director James Comey for “interfering in the presidential election.”
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump filed a complaint with the Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility on Friday against Comey, following the FBI’s decision to open up an investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails this close to Election Day,” the group said in a news release.
“Federal employees are forbidden from participating in political activities under the Hatch Act.”
“It is absolutely absurd that FBI Director Comey would support Donald Trump like this with only 11 days to go before the election,” said Scott Dworkin, Senior Advisor to the Democratic Coalition Against Trump.
“It is an obvious attack from a lifelong Republican who used to serve in the Bush White House, just to undermine her campaign. Comey needs to focus on stopping terrorists and protecting America, not investigating our soon to be President-Elect Hillary Clinton.”
It should be noted that the NY Times reports that newly uncovered emails did not come from Hillary Clinton but were found on devices connected to Huma Abedin and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. The Clinton campaign has also responded to Comey’s stunt.
Former DOJ spokesman Matthew Miller tweeted:
This is such an inappropriate public disclosure by Comey. And sadly the latest in a long string of them. https://t.co/8MgrH9UKlR
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) October 28, 2016