Skip to Content

FBI director James Comey, YouTube

Trump sneers at FBI’s latest flip

Donald Trump sneered at the FBI's director decision on Sunday night, telling his supporters in Michigan that he rejects the bureau's latest move to exonerate Hillary Clinton.

Published: November 7, 2016, 8:30 am

    Read more

    FBI director James Comey had told members of Congress hours earlier that his agency had reviewed 650 000 emails in just days, but was not changing its earlier view that Clinton had been careless but not criminal in using a private email server.

    The new trove, discovered on a laptop belonging to sex pest Anthony Weiner, had reinforced Comey’s July 5 decision to let her off the hook. The announcement points to a cover-up, Trump and his supporters say.

    Trump was incredulous at the FBI’s ability to review all the new material made available to them in such a short time. “You can’t review 650 000 new emails in eight days! You can’t do it, folks!” Trump exclaimed.

    “The rank-and-file special agents in the FBI won’t let her get away with her terrible crimes – including the deletion of 33,000 emails after receiving a congressional subpoena. Right now she’s being protected by a rigged system!” Trump told a huge crowd in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights.

    “The investigations into her crimes will go on for a long, long time,” he said.

    “Hillary Clinton is guilty, she knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know it, and now it is up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8,” he added.

    Comey’s decision means the Democratic presidential nominee will not be charged with a crime related to her mishandling of thousands of classified documents on a homebrew email server she had set up while serving as secretary of state. WikiLeaks have exposed how the Clintons accept money from foreign powers.

    Congressman Jason Chaffetz fist tweeted out the latest bombshell news Sunday afternoon, even before FBI Director Comey released a letter that said the investigation was now closed, pointing to more insider wrangling. Comey’s initial letter last month revealed that agents were reviewing the newly discovered email and forced the director to announce an investigation.

    The investigation was reopened on October 28, when it was revealed that Weiner was sending sexually explicit messages to a minor. Hillary’s emails were found on Weiner’s laptop, but no explanations were forthcoming from Clinton or her surrogates.

    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus issued a statement reminding voters that the Clinton’s charity was still under FBI investigation: “None of this changes the fact that the FBI continues to investigate the Clinton Foundation for corruption involving her tenure as secretary of state. Hillary Clinton should never be president.”

    In the latest twist, the former secretary of state, Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out documents containing classified information. But the housekeeper lacked the security clearance. Clinton nevertheless expected the Filipino immigrant to handle state secrets.

    Trump could win in Michigan, a traditionally blue state that is expected to flip on Tuesday. He appealed to African-American and Latino voters, labor union members and other traditional Democratic constituencies.

    karin@praag.org

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Americas

    Another infectious disease specialist defends chloroquine to treat Covid-19

    American specialist dr Stephen Smith is also convinced of the usefulness of chloroquine. Not one of his patients on this treatment had to be intubated, he said on American television.

    US tops Covid-19 charts ahead of China

    WashingtonThe United States has more confirmed Covid-19 cases than any other country in the world, despite being "prepared".

    Does climate influence the spread of the Coronavirus?

    Studies and observations on the relationship between climate and the Covid-19 pandemic are multiplying. A cold and dry climate create the worst conditions, while temperatures above 18 degrees and a humid climate slows down the virus some say.

    Mearsheimer: The collapse of the liberal world order

    The days of liberal hegemony may be numbered. John J. Mearsheimer, one of the most important and influential scholars of international relations in the world and distinguished professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, and one of the most famous exponents of the school of contemporary political realism, which has roots and tradition in Machiavelli and Hobbes, thinks so.

    World’s largest lithium mine will impact on geopolitics

    In Mexico, in the Sonora region, there is the largest lithium mine ever discovered so far in the world. Its probable reserves are estimated at 243,8 million tons and lithium carbonate, the mineral from which it is extracted the metal amounts to 4,5 million tons.

    Cyborg Soldiers 2050: The future of the Pentagon

    According to what has been formalized by the US Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command, the US military will be able to see the first enlistments made up of personnel which are half human and half machine, integrated into their military apparatus within ten years.

    US: Second Amendment Sanctuaries are exploding

    In the rural areas of Virginia, in the United States, citizens are clinging to guns and religion: They have voted overwhelmingly to declare their localities Second Amendment Sanctuaries.

    Culture wars: Pro-Israel supporters versus Groypers

    While the political mainstream in the United States has turned its attention to the impeachment of Donald Trump, something else has been happening from a conservative perspective: an ideological civil war has broken out in the right-wing camp.

    Greta Thunberg mural uses thousands of litres of noxious aerosol paint

    San FranciscoControversy has been following climate activist Greta Thunberg to San Francisco too. The American city is struggling with environmental issues, not the least of which is a human feces crisis on the streets currently plaguing inhabitants and terrible air quality.

    CNN not a source of news but a shameless propaganda outlet

    According to a conservative activist group, CNN has no interest in reporting news. The network is focused solely on anti-conservative propaganda.

    Go to archive