Clin­ton camp dou­bles down on Trump, FBI

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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

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