Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has finally lost it.
This time, it was over an interview on Donald Trump’s security briefings, given to The Huffington Post. Major party nominees are entitled to such briefings, but Reid believes a joke that Trump made about the possible Russian origin of the DNC emails released by WikiLeaks.
“How would the CIA and the other intelligence agencies brief this guy?” Reid said. “How could they do that?”
“I would suggest to the intelligence agencies, if you’re forced to brief this guy, don’t tell him anything. Just fake it, because this man is dangerous,” he continued. “Fake it, pretend you’re doing a briefing, but you can’t give the guy any information.”
Reid was reacting to an obvious joke Trump made.
“If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails,” Trump joked, according to The Hill. “I hope they do.
“They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted,” he continued. “You’d see some beauties, so we’ll see.
“Russia, if you are listening, I hope you are able to find the 33,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be mightily rewarded by the press.”
To Reid, that disqualified Trump from receiving intelligence briefings, but apparently running a private email server for purposes of obstruction of justice doesn’t.
Of course, Reid isn’t terribly concerned about our nation’s security. If he were, he would realize that a man who has a reasonable chance of becoming president of this nation needs to have accurate information to make decisions.
Trump has not done anything illegal.
Harry Reid is the ultimate hypocrite. If he is so concerned about classified information getting into Russian hands, then he should go over to the Department of Justice and demand that Loretta Lynch indict Hillary Clinton. Until then, he should remain silent.