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More Emails of Unknown Significance and Relevance

2016-10-28

FBI Director James Comey has sent a letter today to the Select Committee on Intelligence as well as multiple other Committees of Congress disclosing the existence of additional emails that were apparently found on electronic devices belonging to Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin (who is one of Hillary Clinton’s major advisers.)  Other sources say there may be over a thousand such emails.

The letter is quite vague, not to say opaque, and does not indicate whether these emails contain any material of relevance or significance, nor whether any are classified.  Mr. Comey states that he does not know how long it will take to evaluate the emails.

This letter is irritatingly vague and inconclusive, but that did not stop Donald and his supporters from seizing on them as prima facie evidence that Hillary somehow committed a crime by not disclosing them previously.

The truth is that these emails may or may not contain anything of any significance.  There is little doubt in partisan minds that this letter revealing existence of these emails is intended to harm Hillary’s campaign.

Unfortunately for the Republicans, most people have already made up their minds.  To influence the election, such information should have been revealed at least a month or two earlier.  It is almost certainly too late.

According to the New York Times, a review of all the public opinion polls has concluded that Hillary has a 92% chance of winning the election.  There is little reason to doubt this conclusion, although no-one will be happy until the votes have been counted.

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