Sunday, October 30, 2016

POLITICS Top Bush Admin. Official Just Filed Ethics Complaint Against FBI Director For Partisan Meddling

FBI Director James Comey is being publicly criticized by former Deputy Attorney Generals and others from the law enforcement community over breaking his agency’s neutrality to release a vague memo Friday afternoon which amounted to official slander against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald reports that University of Minnesota law professor and former Bush Administration White House ethics counsel Richard Painter has filed a an official ethics complaint with the Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel against the FBI Director for abusing his office with pernicious political activity.

Richard Painter’s allegation is likely similar in nature to a complaint filed by the Democratic Coalition Against Trump for violating the Hatch Act, which restricts most federal employees from engaging in any partisan activity.

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