Two days out from the US presidential election, Hillary Clinton has been exonerated by the FBI over the use of her email while Secretary of State. Again.
At the end of last month, eleven days out from the election, the FBI’s director, James Comey, announced the bureau would be investigating a new tranche of emails from the computer of a top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, obtained in an unrelated matter.
It is impossible to understate the significance of this announcement.
After completing its long-running investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server in July, with no findings of criminality, news that the FBI was effectively re-opening a case against her had immediate ramifications. As the national political reporter for Bloomberg, Sahil Kapur, reported Clinton’s unfavourable rating doubled from -7 to -14, after the FBI announced it was investigating Clinton again.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 6, 2016