The TL;DR of the Latest Clinton Email 'Scandal': It's Nothing. Calm Down.

By Courtney Enlow | Politics | October 28, 2016 | Comments ()

By Courtney Enlow | Politics | October 28, 2016 |


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If you’re anything like me, your response to today’s news that the FBI has reopened investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email server went something like this: oh shit fucking fuck motherfuck fucker fucking fuuuuuuuuuuuck. Something to that effect.

But, apparently this is actually no big deal. News of Hillary Clinton’s political death remains exaggerated.

Once you get beyond the headlines, the letter itself isn’t so scary.

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So basically there are other emails they found and they’re going to look at those the same way they looked at the other ones and they’ll also probably find them to be no big deal and a big waste of time/diddle fuel for your angry Republican family members on Facebook.

So, no. This is not being “reopened.”

Though the initial narrative to emerge from this new letter — a narrative pushed by Republican House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz — is that the FBI has “reopened” the case against Clinton, several reporters did acknowledge on Twitter that this narrative is not true.

They’re just looking at previously unseen stuff. And that stuff isn’t even from Hillary Clinton. Beyond that, it’s not even from her private email server. It’s just stuff that might be possibly related to the original testimony about the private email server that happened to be uncovered during investigation into Anthony Weiner’s sexting.

So wait, what are we talking about again?

Oh, right. Nothing. FUCKING WEINER.


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