Hillary Clinton's Statement About The Email Investigation Is Important To Hear
Just hours after FBI director James Comey announced that the FBI is reviewing new emails pertaining to Hillary Clinton's email server, Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stood in Des Moines, Iowa. It was there where she gave her first statement to American voters. With just 11 days left until the election, Hillary Clinton's statement about the email investigation is so important for voters to hear — because she is just as confounded by Comey's new investigation as the American public.
The full statement can be read below:
Hillary Clinton: "Right now, your guess is as good as mine, and I don't think that's good enough." pic.twitter.com/59omCxCw75— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 28, 2016
A lot happened in the latter half of Friday, so here is a little refresher. What Clinton was referring to was FBI director James Comey's letter to Congress addressing new emails found pertaining to the Clinton email investigation. According to the letter, Comey claims that new emails have been found that are "pertinent to the investigation." Because of this, Comey plans on taking steps to review those emails to decide if they're important to the investigation — although Comey recommended no charges for Clinton for her emails back in July. In the letter released Friday, Comey claims he can not determine how, or even if, this new material will be significant to the investigation.
"Are you worried this could sink your campaign, Secretary Clinton," a reporter shouts as HRC walks out. Clinton only lets out a big laugh.— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) October 28, 2016
But Clinton's statements about this investigation is so important for the transparency of her campaign, undecided voters, and decided voters alike. It shows that even Clinton thinks that Comey's statement is a little unclear and leaves a lot to be desired. What we do know about how the new emails were found has not come from Comey and his letter but law enforcement officials instead, according to The New York Times. Clinton is right in saying that the American people deserve to know the truth — and not be left feeling unclear about the situation, especially as they head to the polls to cast their vote. It is important for the Clinton campaign to have all of these new findings released immediately — Clinton is just as in the dark as the American people are. According to the press conference after Clinton's statement, Clinton and her team had not been contacted by anyone prior to the release of Comey's statement.
As millions of Americans head to polling stations this week to cast their ballots for president during early voting, answers and transparency from the FBI and the Clinton campaign will be so important for the outcome of this election.