Kaine accuses some in FBI of aiding Trump

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tim Kaine says some employees at the FBI are “actively working” to support Republican Donald Trump and the agency has suffered a “massive blow” to its reputation.

The Democratic vice presidential nominee says in an interview with Fusion that the FBI had become a “leaky sieve” and some of its employees have improperly worked to leak information harmful to running mate Hillary Clinton.

FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week that the bureau is looking into newly uncovered Clinton emails. Comey’s letter to lawmakers didn’t say whether investigators are likely to turn up anything of note.

Kaine criticized Comey’s decision, but said he does not think Comey is trying to influence the election. Instead, Kaine said some of Comey’s politically motivated subordinates may have forced his hand.