Watergate's Carl Bernstein: FBI Wouldn't Reopen A Probe Unless It Is "A Real Bombshell"

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In the aftermath of the so-called Cocktober surprise unveiled this afternoon by the FBI when the bureau announced it was reopening a probe into Hillary Clinton's email server because "new evidence has come to light" after "materials" were found on equipment belonging to Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin, the question on everyone's lips - and certainly Hillary Clinton's and most democrats - is why did the FBI do this now, 11 days before the election, in a way that did not even coordinate with the White House?

One opinion belongs to Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein, who just days after his infamous peer Bob Woodward said that the "Clinton foundation is corrupt, it's a scandal" said that "her conduct in regard to the e-mails is really indefensible and if there was going to be more information that came out, it was the one thing, as I said on the air last night, actually that could really perhaps affect this election.  We don't know what this means yet except that it's a real bombshell. And it is unthinkable that the Director of the FBI would take this action lightly, that he would put this letter forth to the Congress of the United States saying there is more information out there about classified e-mails and call it to the attention of congress unless it was something requiring serious investigation. So that's where we are..."

Courtesy of Real Clear Politics is the full transcript:

CARL BERNSTEIN: Well, there's no question that the e-mails have always been the greatest threat to her candidacy for president, that her conduct in regard to the e-mails is really indefensible and if there was going to be more information that came out, it was the one thing, as I said on the air last night, actually that could really perhaps affect this election.

 

We don't know what this means yet except that it's a real bombshell. And it is unthinkable that the Director of the FBI would take this action lightly, that he would put this letter forth to the Congress of the United States saying there is more information out there about classified e-mails and call it to the attention of congress unless it was something requiring serious investigation. So that's where we are...

 

Is it a certainty that we won't learn before the election? I'm not sure it's a certainty we won't learn before the election. 

 

One thing is, it's possible that Hillary Clinton might want to on her own initiative talk to the FBI and find out what she can, and if she chooses to let the American people know what she thinks or knows is going on. People need to hear from her... 

 

I think if she has information available to her from the FBI or any other source as to her knowledge of what these e-mails might be, hopefully she will let us know what they are and what is under discussion here. 

 

Right now we're all talking in a vacuum but I want to add here that in the last, oh, 36, 48 hours, there has been an undercurrent of kind of speculative discussion among some national security people that something might surface in the next few days about e-mails, and I think the expectation in this chatter -- and I took it as just chatter but informed chatter, to some extent -- was that it would relate to another round of WikiLeaks e-mails, which our Justice Department people seem to be saying is not the case, but there has been some noise in the national security community the last day or two of this kind of possibility of some kind of revelation. 

 

But this is her achilles heel and we have to remember that it also comes on the -- back to the word heel -- of the revelations about the Clinton Foundation. So the confluence of all of this is bad for her as it stands now but with some knowledge she might be able to stop, turn things around, and give us some idea of what's going on in a way we might not otherwise know, and also it's very possible that some members of congress very quickly are going to get an idea of what these e-mails are, and what this is all about, and for whatever purpose put some information out there.

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Savvy's picture

Unless it's a psyop to exonerate her again.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Rats leaving the nest. Those two were really involved with Wha Po, Hillarry, and Nixon being driven out because he tried to fix the MONETARY SYStEM. They were systemic in the downfall of western civilisation and still contribute to that.

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yippee kiyay (not verified) Savvy Oct 28, 2016 6:33 PM

Agree.

The FBI investigates, the FBI takes its time, Hillary wins, and all is either forgotten or nothing was found.

And that's how they play the game.

NoDecaf's picture

Maybe Comey thought he heard God talking to him also, telling him to do the right thing....That dude is probably scared shitless of his own shadow now.

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The Saint (not verified) NoDecaf Oct 28, 2016 6:43 PM

Here is what happened according to an article I read on HotAir.

Hillary didn't like reading long emails on her blackberry so she would forward them to an aid (Huma usually) at her Yahoo email address to print out for her.  Apparently Huma forgot to delete all these emails with BleachBit.  So now, after the Weiner investigation and looking at his and Huma's devices, the FBI found all these emails that Hillary thought were gone.

LOL  Her ass is grass!

 

PrayingMantis's picture

 

... Watergate's Carl Bernstein:  Nixon was a Dick but he's no Wiener ... ;D

 

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

My fear...election happens. Trump wins.  Hilary charged and election nullified because she is inelligible to run

Stormtrooper's picture

Hillary is not the only opposing candidate for POTUS.  There are several independents so no one could claim that Trump is elected by default.  Election nullified=Civil War.

jcaz's picture

Comey has a gun to his head, no question-  he knows he's between Bill and Loretta, plus he just cost his brother his job at the Foundation,  but he's doing it anyway-

If Comey is worried about his own hide here, it must be pretty juicy shit.......

Heavy's picture

Why...in a way that did not even coordinate with the White House?"

jcaz's picture

I suspect a prosecutor finally found enough to risk his or her career by pinning Comey to the wall-  taking down Clinton will make some ambitious prosecutors' career-  it's happened before.....

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yippee kiyay (not verified) jcaz Oct 28, 2016 9:14 PM

It's happened before? Only in movies. Look, Hillary is CIA and so were Bill and BO. http://bit.ly/1p1jKnr

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Hard Assets's picture

Dude... duly noted.

Chill.

 

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letsit (not verified) philipat Oct 28, 2016 10:12 PM

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Karl Danneskjold's picture

Thank you sir.  It is appreciated.

Son of Loki's picture

My guess: Comey has prob socked away his Clinton Foundation bonus beyond Hillary/Bill's reach and may now move forward knowing he can retire comfortably on the $XXX millions the Foundation paid him not to indict the first time around.

However, this can simply be an extortion for more under-the-table payments from Bill to look the other way.

Time will tell. But Comey will have to work hard to clear his muddy name and that of the discredited fbi whom no one respects anymore.

it must be hard on the honest agents the fbi has when they now go to someone's house and kock on the door, only to be told, "Go fuck off!"

jewish_master's picture

he has inside information that donald is ahead big time and this cant be rigged.... meaning he jumps ship.

Going Loco's picture

That could just be the right explanation.

The man must be frightened of something. His reason for stopping the investigation last time was so pathetic that it could only have been given by someone who felt protected.

My best guess is that he no longer feels protected. And one reason for that is that he thinks his protectors are going down the pan.

BennyBoy's picture

 

FBI did their best to release this on a late Friday to bury the story by the time the weekend is over.

Not gonna happen.

Creative_Destruct's picture

"We don't know what this means yet except that it's a real bombshell"

Let's hope it's truly a bombshell and  not a "never mind, the emails weren't classified, it's all good," but I suspect not. If these emails were benign on their face, I don't believe an investigation would have been opened. There would have been no reasonable suspicion and probable cause.

AND 11 days is probably NOT enough time to completely investigate and resolve the issues with the emails.

So, this could be a further slow, deserved exsanguination of her credibility.

LET HER BLEEEEEEEEED.

Mr. Universe's picture

They have the weekend to figure out how to silence those that need silencing in order to control the rest. Just need to negotiate a bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oKwg6W05MU

leftcoastfool's picture

To quote AAAAHnie: "If it bleeds we can kill it..."

revjimbeam's picture

weekend dumps arent the same during election cycles, notice the 'leaks' on trump have come on fridays...who owns the friday cycle owns the sunday talk shows owns the narrative going into the following week. after hillary owning the last several sundays(fridays) Trump owns this one...Bigly.

revjimbeam's picture

weekend dumps arent the same during election cycles, notice the 'leaks' on trump have come on fridays...who owns the friday cycle owns the sunday talk shows owns the narrative going into the following week. after hillary owning the last several sundays(fridays) Trump owns this one...Bigly.

fockewulf190's picture

I suspect Comey has no choice but to reopen the investigation because the evidence found is so obviously felonious.

Speculation on my part, and no one has said this yet (and I´m surprised to tell the truth), but I´m suspecting that Huma may soon be arrested and charged with espionage.  It´s going to come out that she has been working for decades as a foreign intelligence agent. More than likely for the Saudis considering her family origins.  She may end up being the Robert Hanssen of the diplomatic corps.  We shall see.

Unlitro's picture

I think the same. They will frame Abedin. She deserves to be investigate.
It is really crazy this Comey ... The bombshell might not be what they found (more than what already know or could imagine?!) but that the CIA has reopend the case at 11 days from the election.
11 ... What a number ...

bIlluminati's picture

And by the Sunday talk shows it will be 9 days - from 11 days ... 9 11 ... 9 11

worbsid's picture

And in the more seemly part of the story, the foreign agent is always a lover.  So cleaning rugs is getting the information from the real Secretary of State.   They should put that story line on the Hillary propaganda series "Secretary of State" on TV.  LOL

Supafly's picture

The White House is part of the Executive branch.  Regardless, she was appealing elsewhere.  So immersed in her own shit, and ready to take Oboogie down with her.  Such trash.

MK13's picture

Comey wouldn't have done this until his balls were to the wall. Two possibilities - 1) Wikileaks are becoming more juicy with Rodents's classified emails sprinkled in between, 2) agents involved with weiner investigation found some bad crap and dead switched its release to go public if nothing was done about it. FBI balls to wall - if Trump loses Comey is done; who the hell knows what happens to Comey if Trump wins.

Berspankme's picture

You never know what kind of a threat Comey and maybe his family was/is under?

jcaz's picture

No it's not too late for the DNC to replace Hillary-  they've always had a contingency plan.....

Given what we've seen in the exit polls in TX and FL today,  she was gonna get replaced anyway.

Transformer's picture

You guys don't get it.  This is a Palace coupe.  Factions in the FBI and other agencies who actually care about America,  have made their move.  Hillary, Obama, and probably Lynch did not know about this.  The white hats have played their card and at this late date, it is going to be incredibly interesting to see what happens.

Phat Stax's picture

That actually is a good scenario... break up the two party monopoly.  We need more than two flavors.  Several more - to bring back the art of compromise.

nonclaim's picture

The party is fully responsible for making sure the candidate is viable. And if Hillary drops out/dead there are still three others running.

Mr. Universe's picture

If Trump wins can he claim no support from the GOP and start a new party? Them fuckers deserve to crash and burn in hell.

Mat Cauthon's picture

Impossible.

The Constitiution doesn't recognize political parties... only candidates.  And since there are multiple candidates on ballots her loss wouldnt come close to nullifying an election. 

Urban Redneck's picture

Irrelevant.

The Constitution specifies that members of the electoral college elect the president. The selection of members of the electoral college, and their authority to completely disregard the outcome of the PREFERENCE POLL on Nov. 8th is governed by STATE ELECTION LAWS.

All of which recognize a two party state sanctioned monopoly on political parties and power, in some places (like Virginia) it's so corrupt that the Libertarians, Greens, Socialists and all other political parties are only legally recognized political action committees and not actual political parties.

Going Loco's picture

At least you get some sort of vote to influence the choice of leader. In the UK we get no choice at all if the leader resigns mid-term.

Urban Redneck's picture

But no one in the UK is under the illusion that they're directly voting for a PM, at least none of my neighbors were the last time I lived in London. Correct me if I'm wrong wrong, but the only names appearing on the ballot are those of the candidates for MP and their party affiliation, there is no mention of PM. Whereas in most US jurisdictions they don't even print the name of the elector that one is actually voting for.

If the US vote is close, they may open Pandora's Box since 1% of the electors have publicly stated that they may not respect the will of their voters. So if Nov is close and on Dec 9 they abstain or vote for an "other" candidate, then it goes to the Republican controlled House, and if Paul Ryan does not make Trump President, then the recent articles about the "Civil War" in the Republican Party will seem like a sick joke, as there will be public popular support after several Republican members of Congress are assassinated by other Republicans.

Destroying national myths is dangerous business.

thamnosma's picture

She used a yahoo.com email for this shit?  LOL. 

Jack Offelday's picture

...and her real name no less: humaabedin@yahoo.com   What a hoot.

jackstraw001's picture

Thereby ensuring that the NSA has a complete set of Cankle's correspondence...

MissCellany's picture

And wasn't there a major hack of Yahoo accounts not long ago?

Hmmm...

looseal's picture

Stupid. She could have had a folder created with permission set for specified staff to access.  She didn't have to forward.  

captain-nemo's picture

Well.  It is already well known she didn't even use a password to protect her own pc. 

55 men's picture

OR, like we all knew this was always about the clinton foundation, just like that 4 chan guy back in july claiming he was an fbi analyst on the case and he said the whole damn government is essentially in on this thing...then we have had constant leaks from assange, but nothing from hillary, and assange claiming he has plenty on her and will release them at the right time...then 2 days ago one of the biggest hackers out there ( from what ive read) kim dotcom claims to know where her emails are, sends a tweat to gowdy hannity and trump, then shit starts happening....my thought is, they are throwing her under the bus( was it just me or did it really look like she really had no idea this was coming, if she wasnt warned then im claiming there getting rid of her), because they damn well know everyone is fucked if assange empties what he has on her, so they create this story about this clown weiner dude who has more emails on her( which he probably does but what ever he has they already had) so they can try and save face and try and localize the explosion but im thinking this thing is about to explode...they are so caught on there heals they are literaly just shooting from the hip and hoping something will stick,...my thoughts fill free to fill in some wholes, hard to type on a phone

bIlluminati's picture

and another one thrown and another one thrown

and another one under the bus