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Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:56 PM

 

Eichenwald: Hillary Clinton's emails: The real reason the FBI is reviewing more of them.

Updated | The disclosure by the Federal Bureau of Investigation late on Friday, October 28 that it had discovered potential new evidence in its inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s handling of her personal email when she was Secretary of State has virtually nothing to do with any actions taken by the Democratic nominee, according to government records and an official with knowledge of the investigation, who spoke to Newsweek on condition of anonymity.

The revelation that the FBI has discovered additional emails convulsed the political world, and led to widespread (and erroneous) claims and speculation. Many Republicans proclaimed that the discovery suggests Clinton may have broken the law, while Democrats condemned FBI Director James Comey for disclosing this information less than two weeks before the election, claiming he did it for political purposes.

Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, said the development showed his opponent had engaged in corruption “on a scale we have never seen before,’’ while Clinton called for the FBI to release all of the information it has, saying the American people have a right to know everything.

The truth is much less explosive. There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton during the investigation, the law enforcement official told Newsweek, nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. Also, none of the emails were to or from Clinton, the official said. Moreover, despite the widespread claims in the media that this development had prompted the FBI to “reopen” of the case, it did not; such investigations are never actually closed, and it is common for law enforcement to discover new information that needs to be examined...


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This new evidence relates to how Abedin managed her emails. She maintained four email accounts—an unclassified State Department account, another on the clintonemail.com domain and a third on Yahoo. The fourth was linked to her husband’s account; she used it to support his activities when he was running for Congress, investigative records show. Abedin, who did not know Clinton used a private server for her emails, told the bureau in an April interview that she used the account on the clintonemail.com domain only for issues related to the Secretary’s personal affairs, such as communicating with her friends. For work-related records, Abedin primarily used the email account provided to her by the State Department.


MORE IN LINK: http://www.newsweek.com/hillary-clinton-emails-fbi-comey-donald-trump-anthony-weiner-huma-abedin-514918


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Reply Eichenwald: Hillary Clinton's emails: The real reason the FBI is reviewing more of them. (Original post)
Madam45for2923 Oct 2016 OP
GusBob Oct 2016 #1
Madam45for2923 Oct 2016 #2
Cha Oct 2016 #3
Cha Oct 2016 #4
Madam45for2923 Oct 2016 #6
Cha Oct 2016 #10
Madam45for2923 Oct 2016 #12
Cha Oct 2016 #13
Blue Idaho Oct 2016 #5
Madam45for2923 Oct 2016 #7
Blue Idaho Oct 2016 #9
Cha Oct 2016 #11
Blue Idaho Oct 2016 #14
Cha Oct 2016 #15
barbtries Oct 2016 #8

Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:01 PM

1. Oh a crime was committed alright

Who investigates the FBI?

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Response to GusBob (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:05 PM

2. Comey the head of the FBI screwed up!

 

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Response to GusBob (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:08 PM

3. Right.. it's a scandal alright but it's Comey not Hillary..


scary lawyerguy ‎@scarylawyerguy
Comey's boss, who happens to be the AG, asked him not to send letter to Congress, he refused her request. Unbelievable. #AMJoy
5:01 AM - 29 Oct 2016
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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:09 PM

4. Thank you for this, Madam45..


scary lawyerguy ‎@scarylawyerguy
Comey's boss, who happens to be the AG, asked him not to send letter to Congress, he refused her request. Unbelievable. #AMJoy
5:01 AM - 29 Oct 2016
188 188 Retweets 163 163 likes

https://twitter.com/scarylawyerguy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Just thought I'd drop that here.. I'm off pretty soon but thought it was very interesting.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:14 PM

6. In the meantime it sounds like K. Eichenwald had a new article on Trump coming before this FBI lette

 

So waiting for it to come out!!!

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:22 PM

10. OH Good! One of our fave

go to guys to get the goods on the bad guys.

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:25 PM

12. Haha! Good sentence there, Cha! Try saying it fast 3 times!

 

OH Good! One of our fave go to guys to get the goods on the bad guys.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:30 PM

13. I can do it!

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:10 PM

5. Comey knew exactly what he was doing...

He takes us all back to the days of Nixon and Dir. Hoover. I'm sure his republican pals in congress have promised to watch his back. He should be jailed for meddling with the 2016 election.

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:15 PM

7. Very egregious on his part!

 

Think it's firing us all up, though! Unintended consequences! Those are hard to control!

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:18 PM

9. We need to remember he is just a diversion.

Use the energy he has provided and keep our focus on the guy that loves Putin, buys Chinese steel, and gropes any woman in arms reach. That's the guy we need to stop. There will be plenty of time to deal with Comey after November 8th.

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:25 PM

11. Seems everyone is in agreement on that

except I was just over @ TPM and Josh Marshall doesn't think Comey knew what he was doing.

Hard to imagine Comey being that green.. What?!

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:30 PM

14. Especially after his hatchet job this summer.

It's unheard of for an FBI Director to announce someone would not be prosecuted and then use his podium to attack that person's character. That's not stupid - that's political.

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:34 PM

15. I know.. and Josh is so politically astute, too..

couldn't believe what I was reading so I had to pass it on.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 01:16 PM

8. i think Comey is a hypocritical publicity hound.

also a republican.
there's puh-lenty to be investigating Trump for, but no word about him.

and the networks and cable news are only too fucking happy to reap the ratings by keeping it a horse race.

i am really losing hope that our noble experiment is not nearing the end. we are so screwed.

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