Clinton Emails Dominate Headlines, Amid Boko Haram Attacks and Halloween Clowns
The latest dramatic tidbit in the Wikileaks saga, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced to Congress it would be reviewing new emails that were related to the investigation surrounding Clinton’s email server. The investigation had been previously closed, but now new possible information from a computer owned by Anthony Weiner is giving feds reason to look things over a second time. The announcement took both Clinton and her aides by surprise, as they found out mid-air during a flight between rallies, according to reporters who were on board the plane. Afterward, Clinton said that voters “deserve to get the full and complete facts” and she asked that the FBI “release all the information that it has.”
Of course, Trump is more than elated with the news. He said Friday evening, “What happened today, starting with the FBI, maybe the system will become a little less rigged. Beautiful.” The FBI hasn’t officially announced it is reopening the case against Clinton, but that doesn’t stop Trump from claiming they have. “The FBI wouldn’t have reopened this case at this time unless it were a most egregious offense. I’ve had a lot of words about the FBI lately, but I give them great credit for having the courage to right this horrible wrong,” he added. The candidate ended a day full of rallies Friday with an optimistic fireworks show.
However, Clinton may not be the only individual in trouble regarding this new email development. FBI Director James Comey is facing heat as well, with many government officials accusing him of acting inappropriately and not providing enough information along with his initial letter to Congress, informing them of the newest email reviews by the Bureau. Comey has admitted that he did not act according to standard procedures when reaching out to Congress, but cited the upcoming impending election as his reasoning.
“Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was complete. I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record,” he wrote in a memo to internal staff. “At the same time, however, given that we do not know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression. In trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter, and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being understood…”
Two explosions occurred in northeast Nigeria yesterday morning. At time of press, it was discovered at least nine were killed and 24 injured. It’s believed female suicide bombers conducted the attack, which took place at the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons camp and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. Mega Filling Station. It’s expected that Boko Haram is the terrorist group behind the attack, according to the country’s National Emergency Agency.
After a teen was stabbed by his friends while wearing a clown suit this Halloween season, the German Interior Ministry announced a zero tolerance policy against creepy clown sightings like those which are popping up all over the United States and Europe. In Germany alone, there have been at least 30 attacks, robberies and assaults by individuals wearing clown costumes in the past few weeks. Some venues in the United Kingdom have additionally announced they will not allow entry of any persons wearing a clown suit on Halloween, and more police officers than normal will be out and about for the weekend and holiday.
Elon Musk took a break from his space plans to gather about 1,000 guests to an event in Los Angeles, where he announced his latest project — a new solar roof viable for every consumer. The roofs are intended to be both aesthetically attractive and less than the cost of installing a traditional roof plus electricity. Tesla is currently in moves to acquire SolarCity, the solar energy company led by Musk’s cousin. He sees the new project as a “no-brainer,” saying that “This is the integrated future. You’ve got an electric car…and a solar roof. It needs to be beautiful, powerful and seamlessly integrated. If all those things are true, why would you go any other direction?”