The term “revisionist historian” is usually associated with Neo-Nazis who claim that the Holocaust never happened. While we aren’t ready to compare rank-and-file Republicans to that group, there’s no denying that the GOP has done some serious revising of the most recent campaign for President…and it’s not even 18 months in the past. In today’s […]
Media reports this week have focused fresh attention on how the Federal Bureau of Investigation managed the dramatic discovery — five weeks before the 2016 presidential election — of what seemed to be a fresh trove of Hillary Clinton emails and the delay in investigating them that ensued. The articles are fueling Republican charges of […]
The FBI filing gave no indication that any emails involving classified information from Clinton had been found on the laptop at the time the warrant was issued on Oct. 30.
In a letter filed in Manhattan federal court, Abedin said she was never provided a copy of the warrant, nor was her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, whose computer contained the emails in question.
At least Sam found an amusing way to use the damned emails, in a dramatic reading by Sarah Paulson that reveals how hilariously bereft of scandal they are.
Abedin informed the FBI in April that, like many State Department officials, she found the government network technology cumbersome, and she had great trouble printing documents there. As a result, she sometimes transferred emails from her unclassified State Department account to either her Yahoo account and printed the emails from there.
These new disclosures about Trump—the FBI investigating his ties with Russia; his long record of destroying legal documents related to ongoing lawsuits; not paying in full for agreed-upon services; not paying tens of millions in income taxes—cannot be compared in any substantive way to whatever mistakes Clinton made while using a private email server as secretary of state.
It seems that he’s either signed off on an election-week records dump, via Twitter, from an old investigation of the Clinton Foundation, or has lost control of the agents who staff the FBI’s Twitter account. Either way, he’s made a choice to let chaos reign in the closing days of a presidential campaign.
The chances of the bureau missing such evidence after what Comey had described as a comprehensive inquiry appears to be slight, former prosecutors said.
President Obama defended Hillary Clinton on Wednesday and said investigations should not allow suggestions or innuendo to influence public opinion.
Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook questioned why the FBI had not released information about its investigation into Russia’s role in the U.S. election or ties to Trump and his senior aides.
Media figures from across the political spectrum are criticizing FBI Director James Comey for defying Justice Department rules and precedent.
There’s another factor that could spell a departure in the 2016 race from the presidential contests of 2012 and 2008, which will not be known until after the vote is in — just who will decide to vote? The trick for pollsters will be to find ways of measuring any such changes to the composition of the electorate. The trick for everybody else: understanding what it means for our politics.
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid sent an angry letter to Comey on Sunday suggesting he violated the Hatch Act. “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law,” he wrote.
There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton, nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. Moreover, despite the widespread claims in the media that this development had prompted the FBI to “reopen” of the case, it did not.
The suggestion by CNN and Fox News that Clinton’s activities with regard to Morocco are a corrupt pay to play are dubious and baseless.
Federal prosecutors and New York police are investigating former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner following a media report that he engaged in sexually-explicit cellphone and online messages with a 15-year-old girl.
The Washington Post yesterday reported that on three occasions Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin was contacted by donors to the Clinton Foundation asking for favors. The outcome of one was a meeting. The outcome of the others was nothing. That’s it.
The calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to resign because of his raunchy online chats with a series of women are escalating, especially in light of reports that his wife, Huma Abedin, a longtime top aide to Hillary Clinton, is in the first trimester of pregnancy. Weiner, who was never popular in the Democratic caucus […]