Over the last 48 hours, a parade of former senior Justice Department officials of both parties have written op-eds or given interviews slamming FBI Director James Comey for his action last week on the Clinton email matter. Former Attorney General Eric Holder writes this morning in the Washington Post that Comey’s “decision was incorrect.
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Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey threw the presidential election campaign into turmoil with a letter to Congress declaring that the Clinton email matter was, perhaps, not entirely done after all.
The press is full of "breaking news" stories that FBI Director James Comey has "reopened" the Clinton email investigation. It's juicy news less than two weeks before the election. But it's not quite right.
Here's the text of Comey's letter:
The third and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took place at the University of Nevada Las Vegas last night, with Chris Wallace moderating. In the most important moment of the debate, Donald Trump refused to commit to accepting the results of the election if he loses, saying, “I will keep you in suspense.” The candidates also discussed Russian hacks on the DNC, nuclear weapons and proliferation, the Mosul offensive and broader campaign to defeat the Islamic State, and the civil war in Syria.
The past two election cycles, my wife and I have hosted a “No Cheers, No Jeers,” non-partisan election returns party.
The second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took place at Washington University in St. Louis in a town-hall conversation moderated by Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper. Though the debate’s chief topic and subtext were arguably a recently-released candid tape in which Trump was recorded making lewd comments about women, the candidates did discuss some national security issues—including refugee policy, Russia, Syria, and (less typically) Trump’s promise to jail Hillary Clinton for her use of a classified email server if he is elected president.
A week ago, Ben posed the following question about what might be termed the national security gap:
How have we come to a place where at least partly in the name of national security, a huge swath of the electorate is about to vote for a man when a wide community of practitioners and scholars considers it obvious that his views, actions, words, and very psyche threaten national security?
Vice Presidential candidates Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence faced off at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia last night in the only debate between the running mates. The debate was a far cry from the sound and fury of last week’s showdown between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but still produced some sparks of its own, as Kaine repeatedly pushed Pence to defend Trump’s many and varied incendiary comments. Elaine Quijano of CBS moderated the debate.
The much-anticipated debut debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took place on Monday night at Hofstra University. In a conversation moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, the candidates began by discussing economic issues and race relations before concluding with a back-and-forth on national security. The most extensive discussions on security topics covered the candidates’ plans related to the Islamic State, domestic terrorism, cybersecurity, NATO, nuclear weapons, the nuclear deal with Iran, and their support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
A candidate forum with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on national security issues took place last night on NBC. It included questions to both candidates from an audience of veterans.
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