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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 02:30 PM

 

Damn folks, don't panic about emails/FBI

This was timed to hit the weekend news cycle and nothing more. Fact or fiction, it makes no difference. The GOP is dying for a decent weekend in about a month.

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Reply Damn folks, don't panic about emails/FBI (Original post)
tonyt53 Oct 2016 OP
drm604 Oct 2016 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2016 #2
still_one Oct 2016 #3
cilla4progress Oct 2016 #4
Doctor Jack Oct 2016 #5
unitedwethrive Oct 2016 #6
VOX Oct 2016 #7
brooklynite Oct 2016 #8

Response to tonyt53 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 02:33 PM

1. Yeah, I don't think this is a big deal.

Most people have made up their minds by now and many have already voted. I'm not too concerned about this.

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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 02:34 PM

2. And it will be dead by Monday.

People will be watching the World Series and getting ready for Halloween and going to parties this weekend. And next week Trump will say another crazy/stupid thing. The media have the attention span of a gerbil.

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Response to tonyt53 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 02:37 PM

3. That is all true, and the emails in question aren't even from Hillary, however,

the MSM and the republican hate machine is saying it is all doom and gloom, and that the investigation is being reopened, blah blah blah

https://twitter.com/samsteinhp/status/792067119286542337

The point is, falsehoods and lies can hurt us very badly, unless this is addressed quickly

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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 02:38 PM

4. true dat



That said..still feeling queasy.

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Response to tonyt53 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 02:39 PM

5. There have been a lot of clarifications in the past hour

Hopefully the media will get the story straight by dinner time. Its a nothing story and most people probably wont hear about it until this evening.

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Response to tonyt53 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 02:39 PM

6. I agree...it's so clearly a partisan move.

There was nothing requiring Comey to update Congress...he chose to do so 11 days before the election.

My bottom line has always been (and has been reinforced by the recent wikileaks) that Hillary has known for years that she was going to run in 2016. She also knew that the repubs would investigate her every sneeze, so she would have done nothing that she considered the least bit suspicious on any level. She has been, in essence, auditioning for this job since 2008. Therefore they are not going to fine anything intentionally criminal.

Further, every single government agency had trouble transitioning to the new email technology in the early 2000s. Some still have not done so successfully. If you did an in depth investigation into any of these (I have personal knowledge of the VA and the IRS) you would find far worse in the way communications took place in the same era.

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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 02:47 PM

7. Hope so. The WaPo is gloomily framing the story...

"The FBI will investigate whether additional classified material is contained in emails sent using Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was sectretary of state, FBI director James Comey informed Congressional leaders Friday.

"The announcement appears to restart the FBI’s probe of Clinton’s server, which previously ended in July with no charges. The explosive announcement, coming less than two weeks before the presidential election, could reshape a campaign in that Clinton, the Democratic nominee, had been leading in public polls."

Sorry I can't link to article, am on my phone and on the road...

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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 02:57 PM

8. Well, if you're going to take all the FUN out of life...

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