And if it comes out to be authentic as it seems to be, it, would make Russia’s hacking of the US election more significant than that of Watergate. According to Senator Harry Reid, FBI director James Comey reportedly knew of Russia’s intensive meddling in the US elections — with some saying that the hacking is the reason why Comey decided not to pursue any charges against Clinton at all.
“The FBI had this material for a long time but Comey, who is of course a Republican, refused to divulge specific information about Russia and the presidental election,” Reid told MSNBC on Saturday. Comey testified to Congress in July that he was no longer a registered Republican, though he belonged to the party most of his life.
“Everyone should know WikiLeaks was involved from the very beginning,” Reid continued. “They leaked the information as if it was run by one of the great political operatives in America when in fact it was run by the political operatives in Russia.
“Russia has a pretty good way of cheating. Look at what they did with athletes,” he added, alluding to the long-running doping scandal of Russian Olympic athletes.