Monday, October 31, 2016

U.S. Presidential Election News Updates -- October 31, 2016



Reuters: White House says FBI director not trying to influence election

President Barack Obama believes FBI Director James Comey is a man of integrity and is not trying to influence the U.S. presidential election by announcing scrutiny of additional emails linked to Democrat Hillary Clinton's private server, the White House said on Monday.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest also said he has no "independent knowledge" of how Comey had arrived at his decision to make public the FBI email investigation or "what factors were considered" in his decision to discuss the issue publicly.

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The FBI Investigation

The Latest: DOJ tells Congress it'll review emails ASAP -- AP
FBI review involves thousands of newly discovered emails -- AP
Warrant to search newly found emails obtained by FBI -- AP
FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe -- WSJ
U.S. attorney general did not order FBI to withhold Clinton-related emails: source -- Reuters
Democrats attack FBI head over Clinton emails, White House stays aloof -- Reuters
Justice Department pledges quick work on renewed Clinton email probe -- Politico
John Podesta's Best Friend At The DOJ Will Be In Charge Of The DOJ's Probe Into Huma Abedin Emails -- Zero hedge

The Democrat Campaign For The Presidency

Clinton challenges FBI, declaring, 'There's no case here' -- AP
Clinton says 'there is no case here' in FBI email investigation -- Reuters
Clinton seeks to use new FBI inquiry as galvanizing force -- AP
In Ohio, Clinton looks past emails to excoriate Trump's temperament -- Politico
Clinton emails: FBI gets warrant as Comey told he may have broken law -- The Guardian
US Democrats: FBI chief may have broken the law -- Al Jazeera
Swing-state Democrats don’t sweat Clinton email review -- Politico
Abedin tells colleagues she's in dark about new email trove -- Politico
Now Huma is just ‘one of my staffers’ after close aide gets left behind on Ohio campaign trip while Hillary keeps up her war on the FBI in defiance of White House backing for Comey -- Daily Mail

The Republican Campaign For The Presidency

With Clinton on defense, Trump campaigns in blue states -- AP
Trump mounts blue-state challenge to Clinton in final sprint -- AFP
Trump mounts bid to turn Clinton controversy to his advantage -- Reuters
Clinton scandals revive Trump's spirits -- Politico
Trump is still Trump as foes plunge into final campaign week -- AP
Trump: I never thought I'd be thanking Anthony Weiner -- The Hill
Trump: Clinton is a 'terrible example' for my son -- Politico
Trump on early debate question: 'Why aren't they firing' Clinton? -- The Hill

General Election News

Voting Early, and in Droves: Over 22 Million Ballots Are Already In -- New York Times
Democrats sue Trump for alleged voter intimidation in four states -- Reuters
Evan McMullin: Political unknown turned anti-Trump symbol -- AP
CNN: Not happy with Brazile's talk about debate questions -- AP
CNN, Brazile part ways amid renewed WikiLeaks controversy -- Reuters
North Carolina Is the Real Bellwether State -- Albert R. Hunt, Bloomberg
GOP seeks boost from FBI down ballot -- The Hill
Writing in your vote for president? It might not get counted -- Steve LeBlamnc, AP
Syrian political opposition says hopes Clinton wins U.S. presidency -- Reuters
Election Day promises to be a marathon5+ -- AP

Polls

Latest polls -- Real Clear Politics
Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 5 nationally -- The Hill
Clinton's lead slips as FBI looks at more emails: poll -- Reuters
Clinton enjoys solid lead in early voting: Reuters/Ipsos poll -- Reuters
Poll: Clinton’s lead unchanged after FBI letter -- The Hill
Clinton’s unfavorable rating hits new high in poll | Trump targets Democratic states in final sprint -- Market Watch
45% say emails worse than Watergate, 61% fear probe to drag into White House -- Washington Examiner

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials

If elected, Clinton faces awkward coexistence with Comey -- AP
Will Hillary Clinton lose the election because of the FBI email investigation? -- Dan Roberts, The Guardian
How the FBI email review might scramble the swing states -- Steven Shepard, Politico
Huma Abedin: has Hillary Clinton's closest ally become her biggest liability? -- Ed Pilkington, The Guardian
Don't Let the FBI's E-Mail Surprise Swing the Election -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg
Factbox - How Carlos Danger got tangled up in the Clinton email scandal -- Reuters

3 comments:

TWN said...

Comey would not be opening this investigation unless there was something to look at. The Police agencies are very mindful of their political masters and never go after them unless they have real evidence, I would conclude that, they have the goods on Clinton, they would not be doing this otherwise, considering the person they are going after, and the stakes involved.

RRH said...


The closer we get to election day, the more crazy it gets.


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