James Comey is, almost without question, in violation of the Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993 which specifically made it illegal for those holding government posts to try to use their position to tamper in an election. Moreover he’s the highest ranking government official known to have ever violated that law, and he’s done so just eleven days before a Presidential election, meaning he’s guilty of the biggest political scandal since Watergate. Now that the blatantly dishonest nature of the letter Comey sent to Congress today has been fully exposed, the legal repercussions against him are already underway.
The “Democratic Coalition Against Trump” is a powerful group which has obviously taken sides in this election. But its decision to open a criminal complaint with the Department of Justice means that the DOJ will in fact have to take FBI Director James Comey’s criminal activity seriously. or as the DCAT put it today in a statement: “Federal employees are forbidden from participating in political activities under the Hatch Act.” It’s unclear how quickly the DOJ will move on this, but it is clear that this is now a Comey criminal scandal – for which he may well end up in prison – and not a “Hillary Clinton scandal” of any kind.