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Pelosi Blames Comey For Clinton's Loss

The Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is accusing FBI Director James Comey of trying to influence the presidential election, The Hill reported.

The California lawmaker said Tuesday that Comey made himself “the leading Republican political operative in the country” when he reopened his agency’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails only 11 days before Tuesday’s election.

“Wittingly or unwittingly, what he did was wrong,” Pelosi declared. She argued that Comey not only harmed Clinton’s presidential bid, but also diminished Democrats’ chances of capturing control of the House. “I’ll be very honest with you, it’s difficult to overcome that,” the congresswoman said. “This is like a Molotov cocktail just thrown into a very explosive arena.”

The Republicans maintained their majorities in the House and Senate. “The opportunity to win the House was predicated on a big victory for Mrs. Clinton,” Pelosi explained. “When her numbers narrowed, so did that prospect for the House and for the Senate.”

Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, also slammed Comey. “House races are tied directly to the national environment and to the percentage of the vote that Clinton gets,” Luján told reporters. Referring to the director’s letter informing lawmakers of the renewed email probe, he added: “We’re just pushing ahead, but we’re clearly seeing the impact of Comey’s letter in more than several races, more than a handful of races, across the country.”

Source: The Hill
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