Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

Location: Delhi, N.Y., United States

The author and his webmaster, summer of 1965.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Endless Speculation

Donald Trump claim that the FBI's investigation of "Crooked Hillary" and the presidential election itself are "rigged," has resulted in FBI Director James Comey announcing that the bureau is reviewing newly discovered emails related to Clinton's personal server.

By doing so, he has again inserted himself into the presidential campaign.  The announcement means that the newly discovered email issue will move to front and center during the final days of the presidential campaign.  Voters will be subjected to endless speculation in the press and accusations from the Trump campaign.

Director Comey is a registered Republican, who was a deputy council on the committee investigating the Clintons in the 1990s, and a top official at the Justice Department under George Bush.

In July, Comey announced that the FBI had concluded its investigation regarding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server in the conduct of official State Department business and that he would not recommend the lodging of criminal charges.

FBI Director Comey possibly feared that leaks would lead to speculation that a renewed Hillary investigation was underway.  In trying to get ahead of criticism of the FBI for jumping to a conclusion too quickly and closing the original Hillary Clinton email investigation, he only made matters worse by dropped a huge new issue into the presidential campaign, just 11 days before the election.

Hillary Clinton questioned FBI Director James Comey's decision to write to congressional leaders about emails uncovered in the bureau's probe into Anthony Weiner, saying: "It's pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election.  In fact, it's not just strange, it's unprecedented and it's deeply troubling because voters deserve to get full and complete facts.”  She urged Comey to "explain everything right away, put it all right on the table."


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