After the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) determined this summer that Russia was involved in hacks into U.S. entities, James Comey, the director of the FBI, argued to keep the information from the public, according to NBC News. His reasoning was that the information would interfere with the upcoming presidential election.
However, this news comes on top of disclosures this week that Comey, against advice from the Justice Department, revealed that his agency was in the process of investigating a new trove of emails related to the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
“It’s impossible to view this as anything less than a blatant double standard,” Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager, told reporters. “That Director Comey would show more discretion in a matter concerning a foreign state actor than one involving the Democratic nominee for president is nothing short of jaw dropping.”