Readers Write: Latest email buzz much ado about nothing


On Thursday, Oct. 27, we got the long-awaited “October surprise.” 
Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey sent a letter to various members of Congress related to Hillary Clinton’s use of her personal email server — and panic ensued!  
Some on the right said it was time for Hillary to step down. 
The crowd at Trump rallies sang out their chant of “jail her.” 
Bernie supporters saw this as an opportunity for him to get back into the race — and those loyal to Hillary reached for their tranquilizers. 
What, actually, did the Comey letter state? 
One line refers to emails “that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” 
Appear? How damning is that?  
It goes on to say, ”I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday.” 
Does this mean that Comey, himself, hasn’t read the emails? 
He continues, “the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information as well as to assess their importance in our investigation.” 
This tells me that the FBI simply hadn’t had time to read and evaluate the documents — and then Comey admits that “the FBI cannot yet assess their importance to our investigation.”
This is a tempest in a teapot! This is “much ado about nothing.”
About all l we know at this point  is that we know nothing — yet,
Trump is claiming that Hillary has committed a crime, the Democrats are running scared, and the result may be that they do not retake the Senate.  
James Comey has injected himself into the 2016 presidential race in an unprecedented way. 
He should resign or be fired, but the latter would be construed as crass political retribution. 
So Democrats can only hope that this blows over. 
Remember that a Trump victory means we all need to get our passports out.   
Dr. Hal Sobel
Great Neck 


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