In the hours following FBI director James Comey’s announcement that the agency is reopening its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails, journalists from several outlets both downplayed the news and expressed outrage at Comey’s decision.
Dropping a letter full of portent but lacking any information 10 days before the election seems like a wild abuse of power, but ymmv.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 28, 2016
MSNBC’s Kate Snow said her show Friday afternoon that “we don’t know if these emails have anything with Hillary Clinton.”
FBI statement almost irresponsible in its brevity.
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 28, 2016
The New York Times reported that the emails that led to a re-opening of the investigation of Hillary Clinton were found on former Democratic New York Rep. Anthony Weiner’s devices.
If we don’t hear more from Comey, we just have to conclude that he was trying to swing election. And *that* should be the story.
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) October 28, 2016
Buzzfeed’s senior technology reporter Joe Bernstain tweeted out in response to this news, “on the bright side: if weiner gives trump the election maybe the alt right will learn to love jews.”
Imagine still caring about emails.
— Samantha Allen (@SLAwrites) October 28, 2016