FBI email surprise #2

FIB head James Comey sprung another surprise on the US election, saying that after checking emails they wouldn’t change their earlier stance that they would take no action against Hillary Clinton.

“Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July,” Comey in the new letter to congressional committee chairmen.

Comey’s letter was the culmination of a fast-paced review of the newly discovered email, law enforcement sources said Sunday.
We went through this as fast as we could,” a senior law enforcement official told CNN, with another law enforcement official saying investigators worked “around the clock” to review the large volume of emails.
The FBI found the new emails as part of its separate investigation into a sexting incident by Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The thousands of new emails were mostly personal and duplicates of what had already been seen, law enforcement officials said in explaining how the conclusion was reached so quickly. The laptop which was found was about a decade old with lots of personal content on it not relevant to the investigation, according to one source.
The probe is considered over with regard to Clinton.

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/06/politics/comey-tells-congress-fbi-has-not-changed-conclusions/index.html

The Clinton camp is praising Comey now, and Trump is back to saying the election is rigged.

About 20 million votes have been cast since the first announcement. It’s difficult to know how much the swings will affect the final result, but with Clinton still ahead by 2-3% in most polls this will help give her a final nudge.

Newsweek has details – HERE’S WHAT THE FBI FOUND IN THE EMAILS ON ANTHONY WEINER’S LAPTOP (nothing incriminating Clinton).

It’s too late for this to show up in polls before the election so the result of the mess will have to wait until results start to become known on Wednesday (New Zealand time).

 

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  1. ‏@FrankLuntz

    In a focus group of 23 voters, 3 said they were voting to support a candidate. The other 20 said they were voting to oppose a candidate.

    That’s only 23 people, and I don’t know how they were selected. It wouldn’t be surprising that quite a few people vote against rather than for Clinton or Trump, but not in this sort of proportion.

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  2. From: Hillary Clinton
    To: Monica Hanley
    Date: 2011-12-20 13:15
    Subject: A NOTE FOR SECRETARY CLINTON

    In the pasta game changer put us in a position to help both parties and gave them incentives.

    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/23566

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  7th November 2016

      So much obsessing over what the FBI has reconfirmed as trivial and non-criminal activity…

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      • >> With enormous gratitude to Advance Man Extraordinaire Haber, I am popping
        >> up again to share our excitement about the Reprise of Our Gang’s visit to
        >> the farm in Lovettsville. And I thought I’d share a couple more notes:
        >> We plan to heat the pool, so a swim is a possibility. Bonnie will be
        >> Uber Service to transport Ruby, Emerson, and Maeve Luzzatto (11, 9, and
        >> almost 7) so you’ll have some further entertainment, and they will be in
        >> that pool for sure. And with the forecast showing prospects of some sun,
        >> and a cooler temp of lower 60s, I suggest you bring sweaters of whatever
        >> attire will enable us to use our outdoor table with a pergola overhead so
        >> we dine al fresco (and ideally not al-CHILLo).

        https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10052

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  3. Kachiiiiinnnnnngggg… someone got paid!

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    • I think Comey had to do something to try and balance his blunder a bit.

      If Clinton loses, especially if it’s close, a lot of attention will turn to Comey’s intervention.

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      • Comey is suspect in my view. the whole email affair has been an exercise in cover up. The Dem supporters have shouted lalalalalala nothing to see here the whole time.

        Say it again kachiiiing

        Neither candidate is fit for the office

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  7th November 2016

    I don’t think we will know the truth for a long time if ever. Newsweek has obviously been fed internal information by someone with a point to make. Who knows whether it is misleading or incorrect.

    I suspect it may be, otherwise Clinton throwing Abedin under the bus seems inexplicable.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  7th November 2016
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      • Misdirection. Focusing on an irrelevant part of the story about the US paedo ring etc doesn’t defuse anything.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  7th November 2016

          The main point was that analysing the email cache was not difficult or time-consuming given the tools available.

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          • How is that relevant to the existing evidence of the US paedo ring?

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            • Gezza

               /  8th November 2016

              I’m hacked off there’s still no sign of that holographic alien invasion plan you told us about getting fired up and put into play by Clinton & Obama.

              Elsewhere on that dude’s site he had some article talking about the US and Chinese navies currently secretly jointly fighting an actual war in some ocean somewhere against massive alien machines just like it happened in some movie or other.

              Is that guy a nutter or what? What are your reckons there?

            • It’s not on unusual for people who have esoteric knowledge to be dismissed as nutters. What I’ve read of Salla makes me think that he is quite sane.

            • Gezza

               /  8th November 2016

              I must admit, Uggers, I find it a challenge sometimes balancing a slight normalcy bias against other people’s strong conspiracy bias in order to sort out which conspiracies may actually have something genuine going for them, and which ones are the products of esoteric knowledge generated largely by psychoses and/or over-active imaginations fuelled by either rational or irrational beliefs like that someone is out to take away all Americans’ guns and lock all of them and their families up in FEMA concentration camps dotted all over the US. Using Chemtrails, fluoride, vaccinations, steered hurricanes and engineered earthquakes and so forth to render them powerless to notice what’s going on until it’s too late (essentially).

              A lot of these conspiracy theory folk seem to start from the position of a confirmation bias so strong they go looking only for bits and pieces of anything that could be used to support their particular conspiracy theory, even though there are often perfectly ordinary & rational explanations for their supposed ‘gotcha proofs’, and some of them are taken in by hoaxers or nutjobs, but they just don’t want to know about that.

              Alien invasions, real or holographic, are a pretty new idea for me, I used to leave all that to the scientologists, but I really like some of these new ones I’m reading about. I’ve always been a lover of science fiction though, and I just wonder whether some of the proponents of these alien invasion theories might be fundamentally driven by people with similar interests who just get carried away, and what they do when their invasions don’t happen?

              You linked me to a site recently that had links to more conspiracy sites than I have ever seen before in any one place in my life, and that included a link to another ‘alien invasion is coming’ page where the recommended way to protect yourself from the aliens was to pray to Jesus to protect your house and family, and that would work. Do you still have that link? My bookmarks disappeared when I reinstalled the chrome app.

            • IMO the best way of dealing with confirmation bias is to not become attached to your beliefs and to draw information from as many independent sources as possible.

              I have no idea what links you are referring to.

            • Gezza

               /  8th November 2016

              Drat. It was a brilliant one. Bloody Chrome. I forget what we were discussing so probably hard to find with a google search. It was a link to a page with heaps of sites, some of them pretty ‘out there’, but others perhaps not so crazy. Never mind. I shouldn’t expect you to keep track of every link you post here.

            • Gezza

               /  8th November 2016

              Whoops, sorry Uggers, comment went in the wrong place. Fecking iPad. See below.

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  8th November 2016

      YAY You! Love your work… almost as much as Ugly truth’s… 🙂

      The great thing about conspiracy theorists is that they make me feel normal, haha

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