Throughout the waning weeks of the US presidential campaign, the FBI is once again center stage, announcing today that the new set of Hillary Clinton emails they came upon two weeks ago included “no evidence of criminality,” and nothing that would make them alter their initial conclusion.
Coming just two days before the election, the latest announcement is only adding to the allegations of the FBI trying to “manipulate” the vote, with the initial announcement of the emails being condemned by the Clinton campaign as proof the FBI was trying to get Trump elected, and Trump supporters attributing today’s statement as the result of heavy political pressure from the administration.
The FBI’s very public but ultimately not particularly fruitful statements are certainly insinuating them into the campaign whether they want to be there or not, and seeming efforts at damage control that follow are likewise so haphazard as to simply bolster the sense in both parties that there is something very wrong with the way the FBI is operating.
The expectation that the latest FBI statement would help the Clinton campaign is already having an impact on the financial markets, with the Mexican peso jumping on the news, and other foreign markets seen as favoring the Clinton campaign similarly on the rise overnight.
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