Clinton's phony demand for explanation from FBI

Washington Post:
Clinton urges FBI to explain renewed email inquiry ‘without delay’

Newly discovered emails found on a computer used by former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, have prompted the agency to make new inquiries related to Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The surprise announcement, less than two weeks before the election, could reshape a race that the Democratic nominee has been leading in most public polls.
The demand is disingenuous.  When asked at the press conference what Abedin had told her about what was on the computer, Clinton completely dodged the question.  If she really wanted to clarify the issue she would not only answer that question but also make Abedin available to the media to answer questions about what was on the computer.

Because she did not, it is reasonable to assume that doing so would not be helpful to her campaign.  If Abedin believes that doing so would put her in legal jeopardy, that that is clarifying also.

To suggest that this is caused by Comey's "bad timing" is also misguided.  Abedin has had the information all along and could have produced the computer when the FBI began the investigation.  That she did not suggest she felt there was something on it that would not be helpful to her or Clinton.


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