Sunday, November 6, 2016

FLASH !!!! Comey clears Clinton in emails trove

FBI Director James Comey has issued a new letter to Congress, clearing Hillary Clinton in this new trove of emails discovered on Anthony Weiner's computer.

"Since my letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation. During that process we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State. Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton. I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high-quality work in a short period of time."

This is good.   But it also underscores the damage his previous letter did.  It's been nine days of uncertainty -- for anyone to whom it mattered -- and during that time, millions of people have cast their votes in early voting.

Theoretically it could have swung the election, although that's unlikely given that people who seem to favor Clinton have been voting in proportionally higher numbers in the record-breaking early voting.

It does still leave the problem of Comey's decision, as well as the partisan behavior in the FBI ranks, in serious question.   If the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ever needs to investigate a governmental agency, this is it.


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