Clinton camp doubles down on Trump, FBI
WASHINGTON: Initially caught off guard, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has swung between defiance, counter-attack and painting Donald Trump as a mortal danger since the FBI revived her email scandal.
The decision, announced by FBI director James Comey last Friday, threw what was already the ugliest US presidential election into spasms of shock.
An angry campaign chairman John Podesta went on the attack, the most senior Democrat in the Senate Harry Reid said Comey may have broken the law and campaign manager Robby Mook decried what he called a “double standard”.
Yesterday, Team Clinton pounced on a CNBC report which quoted an anonymous former FBI official as saying Comey thought it was too close to Election Day to name Russia as meddling in the election.
“That Comey would show more discretion in a matter concerning a foreign state actor than one involving the Democratic nominee for president is nothing short of jaw dropping,” Mook said.
Meanwhile Clinton has upped the ante against Trump, painting him as a dangerous hot head who cannot be trusted with the nuclear codes.
She was introduced at a campaign stop in Ohio by a former nuclear missile launch officer who helped organise an open letter against the Republican nominee.
“Imagine him plunging us into a war because somebody got under his very thin skin. I hope you’ll think about that when you vote,” Clinton told a rally. – AFP