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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Hillary Clinton’s email scandal dominated the coverage of her 2016 campaign for president, even though no criminal wrongdoing was ever uncovered after a thorough investigation.

On Thursday, after a Department of Justice inspector general’s report backed up the conclusion of that investigation, the former secretary of state must have felt some additional relief. But one section of the report elicited a scathing response.

The IG found that despite his running the investigation into her use of private emails for work and his subsequent public criticism of her for this behavior, former FBI Director James Comey himself used private emails to conduct work business. Here’s what she had to say about that:

“But her emails” became a meme after the election, meant to summarize the complete farce that was the media’s obsession with Clinton’s emails in the fact of wildly more egregious, damning, scandalous, and appalling behavior from then-candidate Donald Trump. That Comey, of all people, engaged in the same actions that consumed her campaign will go down in history as one of the great twisted ironies of our time.

 

Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.

Amy Coney Barrett

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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