October Surprise: What Impact Will FBI Director Comey’s Clinton Email Bombshell Have On The Election?
The announcement by FBI Director James Comey that his bureau would be reviewing newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails was an October surprise of epic proportions.
In a letter to Congress on Friday, Comey said the new Clinton emails, “appear to be pertinent to the investigation” and that the FBI “cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant.”
What impact will FBI Director James Comey’s Clinton email bombshell have on the 2016 election?
Controversy Over FBI’s New Clinton Email Probe Explained
ABC News’ Justice Department Correspondent Pierre Thomas joined Roland Martin during a NewsOne Now / Tom Joyner Morning Show simulcast to discuss the controversy over FBI Director James Comey’s letter regarding Hillary Clinton’s newly discovered emails.
Thomas explained an investigation into disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting scandal led FBI officials to reopen their probe of Hillary Clinton’s email after they found a series of messages on a confiscated laptop.
The device in question was used by both Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin.
Once the additional emails were found, Thomas said: “There was a back and forth about what to do about it and eventually it gets up the food chain to Director Comey and Comey decides he is going to tell Congress in part because he promised Congress that if he found something new, he would update them.”
GOP Voter Suppression In America Brings Out A ‘Fight-Back Spirit’ In The Black Community
In the final full week of campaigning for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, both candidates are setting their sights on key battleground states.
In the latest NBC News analysis of early voting, more Democratic-affiliated voters have voted than Republican-affiliated voters in nine out of 12 battleground states.
In North Carolina, Clinton holds a six-point advantage over Trump, despite Republicans’ attempts to suppress the vote of African-Americans, where voters have waited up to four hours to cast their ballots.
Congresswoman Alma Adams told Roland Martin on Monday morning that despite the GOP’s attempt to disenfranchise Black voters, “People are really excited about voting” and intend to win the battle for North Carolina.
In speaking about the “onerous” voter suppression tactics instituted by the GOP, Martin told his panel of guests, “…What Republicans have done in North Carolina is utterly shameful.”
What If Donald Trump Wins The Election?
Donald Trump and his supporters don’t paint a pretty picture for America should he become president.
Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, most of America has been aghast at the things the GOP presidential nominee has said and unnerved by many of the actions of his supporters.
With the polls so close in many states and the resurgence of the Clinton email scandal, Roland Martin and NewsOne Now discussed what America would look like if Trump were elected President of the United States of America.
Martin, host of NewsOne Now, shared that nearly one-third of a sample group of Trump supporters follow White nationalists on social media.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast