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  • Fact-Checking the FBI Email Review...

    Interesting piece...

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...cid=spartandhp
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  • #2
    Full text,

    Originally posted by Massena View Post
    U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Washington, D. C. 20535

    October 28, 2016

    Honorable Richard M. Burr

    Chairman

    Select Committee on intelligence

    Honorable Charles E. Grassley

    Chairman

    Committee on the Judiciary

    Honorable Richard Shelby

    Chainnan

    Committee on Appropriations

    Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

    Honorable Ron Johnson

    Chairman

    Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

    Honorable Devin Nunes

    Chairman

    Pennanent Select Committee on Intelligence

    Honorable Robert Goodlatte

    Chairman

    Committee on the Judiciary

    Honorable John Culberson

    Chainnan

    Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

    Honorable Jason Chaffetz

    Chainnan

    Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

    Dear Messrs Chairmen:

    In previous congressional testimony, l referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton's personal email server. Due to recent developments, I am writing to supplement my previous testimony.

    In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.

    Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.

    Sincerely yours,

    James B. Comey

    Director

    Honorable Dianne Feinstein

    Vice Chairman

    Select Committee on Intelligence

    United States Senate

    Washington, DC 20510

    Honorable Patrick J. Leahy

    Ranking Member

    Committee on the Judiciary

    United States Senate

    Washington, DC 20510

    Honorable Barbara Mikulski

    Ranking Member

    Committee on Appropriations

    Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

    United States Senate

    Washington, DC 20510

    Honorable Thomas R. Carper

    Ranking Member

    Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

    United States Senate

    Washington, DC 20510

    Honorable Adam B. Schiff

    Ranking Member

    Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Washington, DC 20515

    Honorable John Coyers, Jr.

    Ranking Member

    Committee on the Judiciary

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Washington, DC 20515

    Honorable Michael Honda

    Ranking Member

    Committee on Appropriations

    Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Washington, DC 20515

    Honorable Elijah E. Cummings

    Ranking Member

    Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Washington, DC 20515
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    • #3
      Meh. The fact checkers need some fact checking:


      The FBI, after discovering new emails, is reopening their investigation into Hillary Clinton," Trump said in Lisbon, Maine, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Friday.

      False. The FBI said they were reviewing emails that "appear to be pertinent" to previous investigations into Clinton's use of a private email server, but noted "the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant."
      "Reviewing emails that appear to be pertinent" is an investigation. Here MSN is just engaging in word play, essentially a red herring.

      "This is the biggest political scandal since Watergate," Trump said at his rallies Friday.

      Hardly. Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for lying under oath to Congress about an affair he had with an intern; no one has found Hillary Clinton guilty of a crime to date.
      "Biggest political scandal" is a statement of pure opinion. There is no quantifying scandals, it's just a pick over which one you find the most hateful or alarming. Trump's statement that this is the biggest scandal is his opinion. MSN's opinion that it isn't is another opinion. So there is no fact checking to be done here. MSN is simply trying to pass their opinion off as fact.

      "In brief remarks tonight, Hillary Clinton tried to politicize this investigation by attacking and falsely accusing the FBI director of only sending the letter to Republicans. Another Clinton lie. As it turned out, the letter was sent to both Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress," he said in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

      Clinton said the letter is "only going originally to Republican members of the House," which is not true. The letter was directed at Republican Congressional Committee chairmen and copied to ranking Democratic members, so Trump is right that she's blurring the facts to imply politicization.
      Good so far...

      That said, he has spent weeks politicizing the previously completed FBI investigation as "rigged" and part of a global conspiracy.
      Until they went for the red herring again.

      "The FBI would never have reopened this case at this time if it were not a most egregious criminal offense," Trump said in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


      There is absolutely no evidence of this.

      "We have not been contacted by anyone. First we knew about it is, I assume, when you knew about it, when this letter sent to Republican members of the House was released," Clinton said.

      As noted above, the letter was released to the Republican Congressional Committee chairman — in both the Senate and House — and copied to ranking Democratic members.
      Out of a total of four attempted fact checks I'll give them a 1.5 of 4. The first was a herring, the second tried to fact check an opinion, the third made a good point before attempting deflection, and the fourth was on target.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Marmat View Post
        U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation

        Washington, D. C. 20535

        October 28, 2016

        Honorable Richard M. Burr

        Chairman

        Select Committee on intelligence

        Honorable Charles E. Grassley

        Chairman

        Committee on the Judiciary

        Honorable Richard Shelby

        Chainnan

        Committee on Appropriations

        Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

        Honorable Ron Johnson

        Chairman

        Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

        Honorable Devin Nunes

        Chairman

        Pennanent Select Committee on Intelligence

        Honorable Robert Goodlatte

        Chairman

        Committee on the Judiciary

        Honorable John Culberson

        Chainnan

        Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

        Honorable Jason Chaffetz

        Chainnan

        Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

        Dear Messrs Chairmen:

        In previous congressional testimony, l referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton's personal email server. Due to recent developments, I am writing to supplement my previous testimony.

        In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.

        Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.

        Sincerely yours,

        James B. Comey

        Director

        Honorable Dianne Feinstein

        Vice Chairman

        Select Committee on Intelligence

        United States Senate

        Washington, DC 20510

        Honorable Patrick J. Leahy

        Ranking Member

        Committee on the Judiciary

        United States Senate

        Washington, DC 20510

        Honorable Barbara Mikulski

        Ranking Member

        Committee on Appropriations

        Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

        United States Senate

        Washington, DC 20510

        Honorable Thomas R. Carper

        Ranking Member

        Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

        United States Senate

        Washington, DC 20510

        Honorable Adam B. Schiff

        Ranking Member

        Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

        U.S. House of Representatives

        Washington, DC 20515

        Honorable John Coyers, Jr.

        Ranking Member

        Committee on the Judiciary

        U.S. House of Representatives

        Washington, DC 20515

        Honorable Michael Honda

        Ranking Member

        Committee on Appropriations

        Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

        U.S. House of Representatives

        Washington, DC 20515

        Honorable Elijah E. Cummings

        Ranking Member

        Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

        U.S. House of Representatives

        Washington, DC 20515
        The "honorable" part always makes me laugh.
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