That is just a sample of the outrage directed at James Comey in response to notifying Congress about these "new" emails.#Watergate prosecutor @nickakerman letting both James Comey and Donald Trump have it over today's Hillary Clinton email developments: pic.twitter.com/uWExp4VKyx— Celeste Katz (@CelesteKatzNYC) October 28, 2016
Many are calling for his resignation, while others are trying to tamp down the inferno of speculation and accusations that have been the result.
Courtesy of the Daily Beast:
The emails that Donald Trump has claimed will bring down Hillary Clinton are not quite the bombshell that he thinks, reports said Saturday. The revelation about new emails related to Hillary Clinton came out Friday, after FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress on the matter, a move that triggered panic and sent stocks plunging. Trump quickly swept up the story and told supporters the scandal would be “bigger than Watergate.” Yet an official told the Los Angeles Times late Friday that the emails in question weren’t sent to or from Clinton, nor did they contain any new information. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Comey’s letter to Congress was more a formality than anything else. NBC’s Pete Williams later reiterated that, saying FBI sources had told him that not only were the emails not from Clinton, but they had nothing to do with her.
If this report is true, and there has been no information released to refute it, then that means that this whole thing is much ado about nothing.
And the person pouring gasoline all over what seems to barely be a spark, is of course Donald Trump:
TRUMP: The FBI has just sent a letter to Congress informing them that they have discovered new e-mails pertaining to the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s investigation …
CROWD: Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!
TRUMP: And they are reopening her case into her criminal and illegal conduct that threatens the security of the United States of America.
Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before. We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office. I have great respect for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made.
This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood. And it is everybody’s hope that it is about to be corrected.
Of course nothing is going to "be corrected" because there is really nothing TO be corrected.
But Donald Trump has NEVER cared about the truth, and in fact it rarely makes an appearance at one of his rallies, and neither do his supporters.
All Trump cares about is throwing red meat to his audience of knuckle dragging morons, and all they care about is having their irrational hate of Hillary, the government, and the media reinforced.
So yes this will blow over, but when it does it will only be to make room for the next phony "scandal" that Trump supporters are certain will destroy Hillary Clinton's candidacy.