I personally don’t give a flying fuck about Hilary Clinton’s email server. But Trumpeters on facebook are gloating that the latest FBI probe will cost her the election. Then today I learned that her lead is shrinking.
Is this as bad as certain people are making is sound or much ado about nothing??
Sorry, can’t help you out here. From what I’ve seen so far, there are no ‘allegations’. That is to say, I’ve not seen a single word of coverage that identifies new evidence of a specific illegal act being committed by Mrs. Clinton.
Is it serious? Yes, probably more than it should be, due to a general tendency of some people to not read anything after the shrieking headline. That, and wishful thinking by Trumpites who apparently find the whole electoral process an inconvenience.
Legally? Probably nothing new. Polling? Probably will hurt Hillary. Election results? Probably won’t cost Hillary the election.
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The very topic they are going after makes it unlikely there is anything there - What would Anthony Wiener have to do with State Department business? He’s a former Rep, but didn’t have State Department responsibilities to my knowledge. His wife - Clinton’s friend and long time staffer - simply had the bad fortune to marry the POS with the unfortunate name and matching hobby activity, and forgive him more than once to have him publicly transgress repeatedly.
The whole thing reads like it was cooked up to be a clickbait headline that doesn’t pass the skeptic meter.
But … but … any of these emails could be — could be — the smoking email. The one that, if you print it using special toner and a golden drum, and hold it up to a moon at the same phase and time of the year as the original was keyed into the system, will reveal Crooked Hillary Clinton’s plan to deliver the USA to ISIS.
I mean it could happen. Better Lock Her Up™ and give the election to Trump, just to be on the safe side.
In other words, headlines notwithstanding, very little smoke and almost certainly no fire.
The computer being examined was apparently shared between Huma and Weiner. Based on the limited info so far, the new emails are ones that Huma sent to Hillary and not necessarily emails Hillary sent to her.
What I can conclude is that the message from Comey would had been left just there with the congressmen, but like Trump the Republicans of today do not care if Comey is misunderstood as he even clarified. Even in his clarification Comey makes the point that these new emals are a supplement to the investigation. And that should had been enough, but I do think that Comey needed to have more emphasis on this being a supplement to an investigation that already considered Clinton as having no need to be even indicted. However, Comey did allow the Republicans to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
As already mentioned, there aren’t any polls out that would show any “hit” on her numbers from this revelation. Nate Silver was on one of the cable news shows and he made the point it would be Wednesday, Tuesday at the earliest, before any poll results would show what impact this may have.
I would also suggest not getting worked up about a single poll. Check out websites doing an average of polls such as Real Clear Politics, Silver’s 538 or Sam Wang’s work at Princeton to get a better idea of how the race stands.
Individual polls tend to have quite a bit of variation one to the next.