For the Record: Clinton email scandal, version 3.0 – USA TODAY
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New emails show overlap between State Department and Clinton Foundation
More of Hillary Clintonâs emails were released and they raised questions about her time in the State Department. But then Trump said something about Second Amendment people stopping herÂ and the email story got buried.
The emails were released by a conservative watchdog group, which got them as part of a lawsuit against the State Department. The emails showed some less-than-desirable overlap between State and people involved with the Clinton Foundation …Â like the time that a Clinton Foundation official lobbied the State Department to give a contact a job, saying it was âimportant to take careâ of the contact.
Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus sent out a statement saying it was time for the rest of the emails to be released because âof growing evidence of pay-to-play relationships between Clintonâs State Department and her family foundation.â He said it needed to happen before the election to prove that the system wasnât ârigged.â (Use of the word means heâs been hanging out with Trump.)
âIf the State Department continues to withhold these emails, Hillary Clinton should demand they be released, or release them herself. Anything less than a full release of these public records before voting begins will only further prove that we have a rigged system that has one set of rules political elites and another for everyone else,â he said in a statement.
According to CNN, the Clinton Foundation was not part of the original FBI investigation into Clintonâs email server, and when the FBI asked for a case to be opened, they were rejected.
Republicans, independents abandon Trump for Clinton
The Trump campaign is having a really hard time getting the bleeding to stop (of Republicans defecting from him, that is). And on Wednesday the Clinton campaign basically walked over and reopened the wound and then poured hand sanitizer on it. They announced a bunch of people who had been part of Republican administrations, members of Congress and people in charge of the armed forces who said #NeverTrump, and #ImWithHer.
The list, which was released by the Clinton campaign, is called âTogether for America.â When USA TODAY talked to some of these defectors, their main reason for backing Clinton was that they all really, really donât like Trump. A former Bush official and ambassador to India said,Â â”I have worked in White Houses, Iâve been around Washington a lot and Iâve never seen a presidential candidate who has such nonrelationship with the truth.â And a former Reagan spokesman said Trump had âmade a mockery of a campaign for the presidency. And he has turned the Republican party against itself.â So thereâs that.
Our common ground is our mutual hatred
A new poll reveals that 78% of Americans think the American way of life is under threat right now, with 47% saying it’s under “a great deal” of threat; 61% say their own personal way of life is under threat. So what’s making everyone nervous? Foreign threats are among the top concern — 61% say Islamic terrorists are a concern, with 28% saying undocumented immigrants from Mexico are threatening. But as far as domestic threats go, 54% say the fear of a Trump presidency is the problem, while 42% say it’s a Clinton presidency. In more general terms, 43% blame Republican policies, 39% say it’s Democratic policies.
On the plus side, 27% say Americans are unified and in agreement as to what’s important — and everyone hates Congress, which has a 78% disapproval rating.