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2016 Postmortem

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Wed Jun 8, 2016, 05:16 PM Jun 2016

FBI: Everything on Clinton is 'evidence' or 'potential evidence' [View all]

The FBI is treating everything on the private server used to run former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email account as evidence or possible evidence as part of the federal investigation connected to the machine, the bureau said in a court filing this week.

“All of the materials retrieved from any electronic equipment obtained from former Secretary Clinton for the investigation are evidence, potential evidence, or information that has not yet been assessed for evidentiary value,” the FBI said in the filing. Release of any of that additional information “could reasonably be expected to interfere with the pending investigation,” it added.

The FBI refused to publicly confirm other details of its investigation, and in the Monday evening filing declined to outline what, if any, laws it believes may have been broken to prompt its investigation. It also would not say who the target of the investigation is or confirm reports that multiple senior Clinton aides had been interviewed as part of the probe.

Still, the claim that all material is being treated as current or potential evidence could bode poorly for Clinton, who this week clinched the role of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.


Despite folks here denying the significance of its investigation, this certainly doesn't appear to be a small security review if they are speaking about it in this way.
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Yup NWCorona Jun 2016 #1
I'm ratcheting up my prediction that we won't be voting for either of the Purveyor Jun 2016 #2
I will join you in that prediction grasswire Jun 2016 #59
Certainly possible... but, some elites are above the law, dontcha know? InAbLuEsTaTe Jun 2016 #109
Your signature of Hillary morphed into Trump is grotesque, The 16th can't come here quickly enough. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #3
How come I don't see that in the OP? LAS14 Jun 2016 #71
The Bernie group has a thread to keep posting spam about investigations: R B Garr Jun 2016 #4
One would need a tetanus shot before entering. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #5
True. I enter so seldom, but it's always interesting to see the different versions R B Garr Jun 2016 #8
Too many showers dry the skin and that is what one needs after entering. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #10
That's both disgusting Codeine Jun 2016 #11
Absolutely, I thought so, too. n/t R B Garr Jun 2016 #19
Are you so biased to believe that posting a legitimately factual news story is spam? JudyM Jun 2016 #13
Eight more days DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #20
But that's not what it's really about. It's just an excuse. R B Garr Jun 2016 #23
"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons." DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #25
lol, so true. "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things R B Garr Jun 2016 #88
One of my favorite Emerson quotes. n/t Ineeda Jun 2016 #102
Jury Results Capt. Obvious Jun 2016 #45
Are you so biased that you need a photo of Hillary morphed into Trump leftofcool Jun 2016 #55
It is hateful Renew Deal Jun 2016 #57
I've been alerting on every single one of them that I see. Every last one of them Number23 Jun 2016 #61
The Revolution from London to Ibiza LuvLoogie Jun 2016 #21
Here's to Justice Jack Bone Jun 2016 #6
Here's to clapping harder, jack DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #7
I fought for Justice...so I can clap for it too. Jack Bone Jun 2016 #14
Good for you... We all did. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #16
If you did, one could ask you..."what happened then"... Jack Bone Jun 2016 #24
See Post 25 DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #28
Even if delayed... JudyM Jun 2016 #9
Maybe if you both clap in unison DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #12
The Indictment Fairy has very thin, wispy hair. Rogaine candidate? Number23 Jun 2016 #64
I had it custom made. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #69
She's beautiful, DSB and you know I love you like a play cousin. But maybe some Viviscal could help Number23 Jun 2016 #73
Losing hurts, huh? LexVegas Jun 2016 #15
Denying the Iraq war was wrong... tex-wyo-dem Jun 2016 #33
Losing hurts, huh? DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #34
Yeah, losing does hurt...especially when it's in Nov... tex-wyo-dem Jun 2016 #35
A wager. ..If Hillary loses the G E I leave DU forever. If Hillary wins you leave DU forever. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #36
Whatever...I will say one thing... tex-wyo-dem Jun 2016 #42
At the end of the day the DOJ isn't going to embarrass President Obama by indicting the president DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #44
Intent is open for legal interpretation... tex-wyo-dem Jun 2016 #49
I knew my answer would pull me into this morass... That's why I stick to memes and gifs. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #52
Well, if uncomfortable facts are a "morass" to you... tex-wyo-dem Jun 2016 #54
Because it's an academic exercise in every sense of the word... DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #56
BS stands for more than bull shit Whimsey Jun 2016 #65
I'm not the one who needs to read... tex-wyo-dem Jun 2016 #70
you need to get up to date on the facts Voice for Peace Jun 2016 #74
YOU need to get up to date Whimsey Jun 2016 #100
look up "born classified" Voice for Peace Jun 2016 #106
. Dem2 Jun 2016 #17
Er, the reason they are "speaking about it this way" is because that's what you do stopbush Jun 2016 #18
There hasn't been a legal development in months that gives HRC cause for hope. Grasping at straws? leveymg Jun 2016 #37
+1 tex-wyo-dem Jun 2016 #43
Rules are not laws. stopbush Jun 2016 #50
I couldn't be prouder of my fellow Clinton supporters for refusing to be pushed around. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #22
8 more days. nt geek tragedy Jun 2016 #26
That poor horse. Bleacher Creature Jun 2016 #27
... DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #29
That horse is very much alive and kicking, and hasn't even been let out of the stall yet. leveymg Jun 2016 #38
My love is stronger than your hate...Let's clap as hard as we can... DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #41
You really like that wispy cartoon fairie. Maybe, too much. leveymg Jun 2016 #46
No thank you. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #47
I'm a fan of your material. Bleacher Creature Jun 2016 #95
I am flattered. Thank you. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #97
Bernie supporters are a lot like Bernie Whimsey Jun 2016 #30
That's a poisonous and combustible mix. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #31
"Entitled and vindictive" ... hmm, those words have been reported to be prominent descriptors JudyM Jun 2016 #48
Cite them Whimsey Jun 2016 #58
That might just be a handy way CanonRay Jun 2016 #32
The Bush Administration also destroyed emails en mass. But there's a Statute of Limitations leveymg Jun 2016 #39
One...Two... Three... Let's all clap at once !!! DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #40
And yet, her supporters choose to not see the gravity... every excuse under the sun... JudyM Jun 2016 #51
What is your agenda? Whimsey Jun 2016 #62
"There was no rule against a private server at the time Hillary became secretary." JudyM Jun 2016 #67
The documents weren't classified, but then again you knew that. Tarc Jun 2016 #72
the rules on classification are specific about Voice for Peace Jun 2016 #75
If it wasn't classified at the time, it doesn't matter Tarc Jun 2016 #76
look up "born classified" Voice for Peace Jun 2016 #78
Debunked again, as none of this material falls under that Tarc Jun 2016 #81
I am using my time well, thanks! Voice for Peace Jun 2016 #83
8 days to keep peddling Emailgate on the DU Tarc Jun 2016 #86
time will tell... be of good cheer. Voice for Peace Jun 2016 #105
here's a bit Voice for Peace Jun 2016 #82
that's very frightening...... grasswire Jun 2016 #63
That kind of lack of rule of law led to the self-destruction of the Soviet Union leveymg Jun 2016 #108
Socialism led to the fall of the soviet union Whimsey Jun 2016 #111
What's plan c for you when yr "RICO violations" and "espionage charge" speculation falls apart? emulatorloo Jun 2016 #60
I think the only speculation is whether the indictment will be issued Voice for Peace Jun 2016 #77
The FBI is doing a thorough investigation, that's pretty the only fact I'm certain about. emulatorloo Jun 2016 #103
it seems they are; and Comey's reputation is nonpartisan and fair, which is good Voice for Peace Jun 2016 #107
That is... DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #80
If the FBI says something, it's proof Hillary is in trouble. JoePhilly Jun 2016 #79
William of Ockham says hi. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #84
No argument here. JoePhilly Jun 2016 #85
Folks here hate William Of Ockham. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #87
Be careful when using the razor argument in terms of politics greiner3 Jun 2016 #93
You can never go wrong by being parsimonious with your assumptions. DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #94
I don't get why people are complaining, this is a legit news story. It was posted today One Black Sheep Jun 2016 #53
Remember, we cannot say bad things RoccoR5955 Jun 2016 #66
some poor clerk will be blamed, another Manning, right? larkrake Jun 2016 #89
who knows One Black Sheep Jun 2016 #91
YUP larkrake Jun 2016 #104
twitchy squirrels, ready to freak larkrake Jun 2016 #90
Tick-Tock... AzDar Jun 2016 #68
Gee, some people get really excited over this. senz Jun 2016 #92
A pending disaster for the whole party Ash_F Jun 2016 #96
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride Tarc Jun 2016 #98
It was Obama's State Department that referred the FBI Ash_F Jun 2016 #99
yes. but some prefer to blame bernie for hopemountain Jun 2016 #110
sounds ominous amborin Jun 2016 #101
I was speaking with a secret service agent the other day, grahamhgreen Jun 2016 #112
With all that "evidence" the President was willing to put his reputation on the line? brooklynite Jun 2016 #113
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