The FBI notification to Congress that they discovered emails from Hillary Clinton to her aide on a computer owned by her estranged husband has rocked politics because it was made so close to the election. It should also bring into question why was it done.
It has been reported that, “By early October, it was clear to investigators that the emails may relate to the Clinton email server investigation” (CNN, Oct. 30). They knew, or should have known, about the emails much earlier. Clinton’s aide at the center of a renewed FBI email investigation, “testified under oath four months ago she never deleted old emails” (TCH, Oct. 30).
When an email is sent there are two copies made, one on the computer of the sender and one on the computer of the receiver. The new emails are pertinent only if they contain additional emails not previously disclosed and they contain classified information that would change the conclusion reached after the previous FBI investigation. Neither of these points will be determined for months.
To raise the specter of possible wrongdoing, without more concrete information, especially so close to the election, serves only one purpose and one party.
Larry Chapman, Richland