OK, so I said yesterday that my posting was the last before the election. And now here I am again. With good reason.
Most importantly, I want to share the link to Trump’s fantastic video finale for the campaign. I urge you to view it and then consider sending it far and wide. Today. Without delay. Put it on Facebook and share it with your lists.
But then a comment about Comey’s announcement yesterday that the FBI had completed its examination of the emails on the Weiner laptop. Nothing was found, he declared, that would warrant a change in his earlier recommendation that no charges should be brought against Clinton for mishandling of emails.
Precipitous conclusion, do you think? So timely before election day. Never mind that very shortly before this announcement it was being said by FBI personnel that it would take many days to complete the email examination. There were 650,000 emails found, some tens of thousands of which were said linked to the Clinton server.
I wonder if the very convenient timing of the announcement, the precipitousness with which the investigation was wrapped up, will end up convincing much of the electorate that it was all legit. I think Comey, who has handled things badly from the get-go, did what he had to do (or perceived that he had to do) under the circumstances. And there it sits.
I do not believe we have heard the last on this. Just as conscientious FBI investigators came forward before, I suspect they will again. Trump thinks so too. At a rally yesterday, he said:
“Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it, The FBI knows it. The people know it.” Now it is up to “the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8.”
There is still so much out there: The on-going investigation of the Clinton Foundation (with the latest news being that Foundation “charity” funds apparently paid for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding); the Wikileaks. And how about this, which broke yesterday:
“As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out sensitive government e-mails and documents — including ones containing classified information — from her house in Washington, DC, e-mails and FBI memos show. But the housekeeper lacked the security clearance to handle such material.”
And so, please, do not interpret the Comey announcement yesterday as proof that Clinton is innocent of wrong-doing. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Tomorrow is election day. Get out and vote!
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