By: Lawrence Snyder | 10-31-2016 | News
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How Hillary Clinton is Trying to Deflect Her Latest Email Scandal

Following the FBI’s decision to re-visit its investigation in the email scandal currently plaguing Hillary Clinton’s camp, the Secretary of State and presidential candidate for the Democratic Party has turned to a variety of methods in an attempt to deflect the matter. Apparently, these are Clinton’s ways of keeping her campaign on track as the country enters the final stretch before the election on Nov. 8.

Late last week, Director James Comey of the FBI submitted a letter to Congress which states that the agency has decided to re-open the case regarding the private email server used by Clinton’s camp to manage and store confidential information.

As noted by Comey, the decision was made as part of an inquiry on an unrelated case, which is about the illicit messages sent to an underage girl by Anthony Weiner, the husband of Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin and a former Democratic congressman, according to the New York Times.

Following Comey’s revelation, Clinton’s campaign party has been scrambling to downplay the matter and to ensure the support of the candidate’s voters. As part of her efforts deflect the issue, Clinton has begun blaming her political rivals.

According to her, the FBI’s decision to re-open the case regarding her private email server was part of her opponents’ ploy to bring down her campaign.

“We won’t be distracted, no matter what our opponents throw at us,” she said. “We’re not going to be knocked off course. We know how much this election matters, and we know how many people are counting on us.”

Through her response, Clinton just basically questioned the credibility of the FBI by suggesting that the agency’s actions can be easily manipulated by her rivals.

Still though, the FBI has maintained that the improper handling and containment of classified documents and information go against the protocols of the U.S. government. Hopefully, through the renewed investigations, the agency will be able to properly determine the truth behind this controversy.

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