The NZ Herald reports:
The FBI has been accused of having a “double standard” in releasing potentially damaging material about Hillary Clinton while sitting on “explosive information” about Donald Trump.
US Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid wrote to FBI director James Comey about his decision on Friday to publicise the agency’s discovery of new emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private server.
“The double standard established by your actions is clear,” he wrote in the letter.
“In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and co-ordination between Donald Trump, his top advisers, and the Russian government – a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States, which Trump praises at every opportunity.
“The public has a right to know this information. I wrote to you months ago calling for this information to be released to the public.
“There is no danger to American interests from releasing it. And yet, you continue to resist calls to inform the public of this critical information.
“By contrast, as soon as you came into possession of the slightest innuendo related to Secretary Clinton, you rushed to publicise it in the most negative light possible.”
The natural instinct in politics is to attack.
But the Democrats are making a bad situation worse.
The FBI is much much more highly regarded than politicians, and especially Hillary Clinton.
The more the Democrats attack the FBI, the worse they look, and the more damage they do to Clinton’s campaign.