Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid slammed former FBI Director James Comey for not doing enough to stop Russian election meddling in 2016, in an interview that aired Sunday.
“In the last Congress that I served in, I wrote a letter in August to the director of the FBI Comey and said ‘Russia is meddling with our elections and you need to do something about that’ and by October he had done nothing,” Reid told radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York.
“The hindsight from his troops are ‘well he didn’t do it because he thought Hillary would win the election. He therefore thought It’d be too political for him to get involved,’” Reid added.
“The Russians interfered with our elections,” he said. “They’ve done it in the past. They’re doing it as we speak in European countries and they’re going to do it again in America.”
Reid has been a frequent critic of Comey, who served as FBI director until President Trump fired him in May of 2017. After the election, Reid blamed Comey for Clinton’s loss and accused him of having “explosive” information on Russian election meddling.