And what a vote it was. It resurrected the failing campaign of America’s new P.T. Barnum, and may have wrecked any chances of down-ballot Senate victories in swing states. See? Voting does matter.
Timing is everything
They had the information for two weeks. What perfect timing it was to smear the Clinton campaign with no time to rebut the allegations, or shall we say, implications of email on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, known dirt-bag and campaign-destroyer par excellence. There isn’t any time to even examine what may or may not be on said laptop. There isn’t any time to do anything but endlessly talk about emails.
The thirty-day rule
There is a thirty-day rule in government. You keep your hands off politicians in an election during the last month, at least if you are part of the government. Mr. Comey knew that. It keeps the hand of government out of the voting booth, at least during the critical time when voters are making their decision.
Is the election rigged?
Maybe Donald Trump is on to something. Elections can be rigged. Perhaps we just saw the only good example of how to rig an election. You cannot get enough dead people to vote. Stuffing ballot boxes ended with machine politics. In an age of reality politicians, all you can do is smear.
This morning I sent a letter to Congress in connection with the Secretary Clinton email investigation. Yesterday, the investigative team briefed me on their recommendation with respect to seeking access to emails that have recently been found in an unrelated case. Because those emails appear to be pertinent to our investigation, I agreed that we should take appropriate steps to obtain and review them.
Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed. I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record. At the same time, however, given that we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression. In trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being misunderstood, but I wanted you to hear directly from me about it.