Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Clinton Camp Blasts FBI 'Double Standards'

The Clinton campaign has blasted FBI Director James Comey for "blatant double standards" over the new inquiry into Hillary Clinton's email use.

The comments came after US media reports that Mr Comey had urged against publicly accusing Russia of interfering in the US election, including alleged email hacking.

Mr Comey's concern about releasing the information was due to the proximity to the election, reports say.

The statement that Mr Comey reportedly declined to sign off on was released by the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on 7 October.


"The US intelligence community is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of emails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organisations... these thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process," it said.

Mr Comey agreed with the statement but was against making it public before the election, according to US media.

There have been allegations that Russian hackers have targeted the Democrats in an effort to skew the election in favour of Donald Trump.

"It is impossible to view this as anything less than a blatant double standard," Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said. He also called on Mr Comey to "immediately explain this incongruence and apply the same standard to Donald Trump's associates as he has applied to Hillary Clinton's."

Mr Comey has faced a fierce backlash for announcing on Friday, just 11 days before the presidential election, that the FBI is investigating new emails that may be linked to its probe into Mrs Clinton's private email server.



6 comments:

  1. This old lying bitch called Hilary is more corrupt than a third world president/dictator. Make America Great Again.

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  2. Obama caused the whole problem.

    How could Obama have given the highly sensitive position of Director of FBI to a republican and expect that republican to be fair.

    Republicans don't play fair. Republicans always play dirty. Republicans have used and continue to use dirty tactics like gerrymandering and intentionally reducing the numbers of voting centers in areas of USA in states that the republican controls in which African American resides.

    In some areas where AA lives, it can take up 2hours to cast a vote thus making some AA not to even bother to show up to vote. In some areas where AA lives, they have to show all sort of difficult to get forms of identity before they can vote.
    In some areas of USA, the republicans will just delete thousands of names of African American from the voting data base thus making it impossible for these people to vote as they will automatically be turned away from the voting centers on the day of elections.

    Imagine you showing up to vote but turned back because your name couldn't be seen in the voting register, despite that you have been voting all your life in the same voting center.

    Despite all these, Obama gave this sensitive post to this guy whose only allegiance is to republicans and for republicans to win elections at any cost.

    Even, Trump have been publicly encouraging his supporters to cast multiple ballots to fight a supposedly 'rigged' elections. What is the FBI doing about that? Nothing.

    It is hard to see why Clinton is not going to lose this election and why Obama is not going to be held responsible should Mrs Clinton lose the election.

    -olu@atlanta-

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  3. This election should end so we can have our sanity back. Accusations after accusation

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  4. Clinton is just in tight corner, even though she caused all these ...nonetheless, she was still leading(the poll is close) before this scatter scatter open again which is drowning the figures. The election day should just "come and go" already.

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  6. Anonymous 14:15 I totally agree with you, Republicans are dirty players when it comes to the American politics which is winning at all cost by using any means necessary. Have you been watching fox news? its obviously a republican station, that was how the election was maneuvered in Bush favor against Algore sixteen years ago, which was caused by Fox illegally announcing Bush as the winner.
    The republicans knew that Clinton is almost there and they have nothing to hold against her except this email brouhaha. It is obviously a conspiracy with the FBI to ensure that Trump clinch the Presidency by turning the hearts of Americans against Clinton few days to the election.
    What is it about the email that the FBI could not make public, was it not the same Comey that said there was nothing to Prosecute Clinton for, and admitted she made a honest mistake. If at all new mails where discovered, what are the contents, is it enough to prosecute her? also why bring Bill Clinton pardon saga of many years ago to the public, why not during bush administration after all Bush took over from Bill Clinton. All these are to create Diversion.
    If you look at Trump the only thing he keep saying is email, email email, so they conspire with the FBI to release such news close to the D day so that it will seem as if Trump has been right after all.
    What do you expect from the head of FBI who is a registered republican? favor the party of course, he gets to keep his job if Trump wins.
    The only reason why the Republicans allow Obama to win the Presidency in 2008 was because Bush did a mess with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, so they needed someone to clear it which obviously will not be a Republican because of their view on war and invasion. Republicans are known to be "WAR" Mongers and dirty fighter when it comes to politics.
    I so much hate politics, it always dirty can't deal.

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