FBI’s James Comey Opposed Naming Russia As An Election Meddler, Source Confirms
A source familiar with the interagency discussions confirms to The Huffington Post that Comey declined to do so because, specifically, he was concerned the statement was coming too close to the election. [...]
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jam ... e1b4b456f4
OK, so Comey opposed publication of a letter about Russian meddling in the US election, not because he disagreed with the assessment, but because he was afraid it would disrupt the election if this explosive information were made public.
Onward to the second item...