Liar Harry Reid making wild FBI claims. Does anyone believe him?
by Robert Eno
The corrupt, buffoonish Nevada senator, Harry Reid, D-Nev. (F, 2%) is at it again. You remember in 2012 when Reid said that Mitt Romney “hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years,” a claim that the Washington Post gave “Four Pinocchios.” Now, Senator Reid is saying that the FBI is withholding information about Donald Trump and Russia, in the wake of the FBI reopening the probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Reid’s claim has a serious ring of déjà vu.
Here’s what Vox is reporting Reid is saying:
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says that FBI Director James Comey is sitting on ‘explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government.’
Comey isn’t telling the American public what he knows about Trump and the Russians, Reid says. But, he says, Comey seems eager to dish dirt on Hillary Clinton.
How can Reid expect the American public to believe him, after defending his previous lie to CNN with, “Well, Romney didn’t win, did he?”
Chris Cilliza of the Washington post called Reid’s answer to CNN “appalling.”
And yet the clip above shows Reid, in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, not only refusing to apologize for the claim but defending it — in a very weird way.
‘Romney didn’t win, did he?’ Reid said in response to Bash’s question of whether he regretted what he had said about Romney.
Think about that logic for a minute. What Reid is saying is that it’s entirely immaterial whether what he said about Romney and his taxes was true. All that mattered was that Romney didn’t win.
It was a rare glimpse into the tactics of the Left. A win-at-all costs mindset that has little regard for truth permeates everything they do. While we know that Hillary Clinton did, in fact, use a home-based email server — and that the server processed classified information — nothing has ever been disclosed about a secret Trump and Russia link.
When pressed about the connection, all Reid’s camp would say is: “There have been classified briefings.”
That raises the question. If the briefings are classified, and did in fact happen, isn’t Reid breaking the law? Something he is now accusing Comey of doing?
Reid, of course, has been no stranger to corruption. Judicial Watch (JW) has put him on their “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list time and time again. In March of 2015, when Reid decided against running for reelection, JW highlighted the corruption scandals Reid has alleged involvement in.
JW highlights that in 2006, Reid allegedly violated: “Senate rules by concealing a seven-figured payoff on a suspicious land deal orchestrated by a longtime friend known for political bribery and mob ties.” In 2012, Reid was allegedly “embroiled in an influence-peddling scandal involving a Chinese “green energy” client of a Nevada law firm run by his son Rory.” Then, in 2013, Reid allegedly took “more than $130,000 in illegal campaign funds from a shady donor, Harvey Whittemore, who eventually went to jail.” And lastly, Reid allegedly “abused his authority to pressure the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to expedite a $115 million foreign investor visa deal critical to his son’s casino client.”
When trying to determine if yet another one of Harry Reid’s outlandish claims has merit, remember to look at his past actions. When you do, you can chalk this one up to “Well, (insert name of political opponent here) didn’t win, did he?”
Originally published at www.conservativereview.com.