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TOPIC: FBI Clinton Emails

FBI Clinton Emails 30 Oct 2016 21:33 #10766

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This election year has brought to light some serious controversy-- from Trump's misogyny to Clinton's email scandal-- it's been a wild ride. However, earlier in the election season, there was an FBI investigation into Clinton's use of personal email and the handling of national secrets. The FBI had presumably found her "innocent" of the crimes surrounding her email scandal, and the case was put to rest by the justice department. Yesterday, FBI director James Comey released this statement, “In previous congressional testimony, I 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” (Comey, 2016). That statement in-and-of-itself sheds light on the corruption and mystery surrounding the scandal. However, it appears more intriguing to look at the responses regarding the FBI releasing this statement so close to the election, and have even cited one of the FBI's own rules 'to not interfere with elections'. While that argument does have validity, it appears as though this scandal has turned what to do about this case into a sort of pandora's box, bringing forward more questions than answering.

The main philosophical conundrum is a doozy, and it would be best to start with a line of thought:

Thought #1: Is the FBI director, James Comey, siding with trump? After all, it is the FBI's policy to not interfere with elections.

Thought #2: Yeah, but the FBI claimed it had already completed its investigation and deemed the case unimportant. Is it not irresponsible to allow a current case to be brought up after Clinton could be potentially voted in as president? That would constitute prior criminal activity to someone who could potentially run our country.

Thought #3: This is too hard to think of a solution, this needs to be brought to the supreme court and have precedent set.
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