Good morning everyone, welcome to the week. Happy Reformation Day to any Protestants celebrating. And happy Halloween. May you have a very spooky Monday.
Hillary: Well, the big story continues to be that not only is Hillary Clinton potentially re-exposed to criminal charges, but that she is going all in on attacking President Obama’s non-partisan FBI Director, James Comey. Comey was previously lauded by Democrats for offering compelling testimony against Bush Administration officials in 2007, and for his measured press conference in July of this year. Now, however, Democrats are quite willing to go back on their earlier words.
More Clinton: Chris Wallace of Fox News successfully got Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook to concede that statements by both Clinton and John Podesta alleging that Comey’s letter went only to Republican members of the House was false. Mook claimed that they just didn’t look at the second page of the letter. That is … less than reassuring.
AG-Lynch: In an under-reported story over the weekend, one leak confirmed that Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to dissuade FBI Director Comey from sending his Friday letter. It’s amazing that this isn’t being covered more heavily. If a GOP Attorney General had pressured an independent FBI Director not to do something, the headlines would be “AG tried to tamper with internal FBI process to protect political pals.”
Trump: Reports from a speech Trump gave in Albuquerque on Sunday night say that Trump argued that Hillary will let 650 million new immigrants into the country, tripling its size. While that seems unlikely to me, go big or go home, I suppose.
More Trump: It looks like Trump will be expending significant efforts in a variety of blue states over the next 8 days. Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Michigan top the list. It’s a move that makes sense as a Hail Mary. Why keep investing in Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina when winning them all doesn’t get you to 270. It’s a classic McCain-gambles-on-Pennsylvania type move.
Christie: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was offered the VP slot on the Trump ticket. But then former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort faked some plane trouble to give Mike Pence another opportunity to lobby Trump. Pence got the gig, obviously. Probably a smart move, given that the Bridgegate trial is going on this very minute…Share on Facebook