- The Washington Times - Friday, May 5, 2017

Sen. Tim Kaine said Friday that FBI Director James B. Comey’s decision to inform Congress of the reopening into the Hillary Clinton email case will go down as “the lowest moment” for the organization.

“I think it will go own as probably the lowest moment in the history of the FBI, probably next to the decision of J. Edgar Hoover to wiretap Martin Luther King,” Mr. Kaine, Virginia Democrat, said on CNN.

Mr. Comey testified about the issue before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. He explained that he needed to make the reopening of the Clinton case public since he had previously told Congress the case was closed. With the investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, however, the case was ongoing and it’s FBI protocol not to discuss ongoing cases.

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Mr. Kaine did say that the case is done and that he’s focused on health care right now as Aetna announced this week that it will no longer participate in the Obamacare exchanges in Virginia.

He did say the decision doesn’t make him more inclined to support the Republicans’ new health care plan, but he does think there’s a path forward in the Senate to make changes.

“If Republicans are true to the promises Donald Trump made — lower premiums, maintain coverage and protect those with pre-existing conditions ‚ then we can find a path forward,” Mr. Kaine said.

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