The Clinton campaign is in crisis mode. On Sunday, several key members of the campaign hit the rounds of the Sunday morning news programs in an attempt to persuade voters that the FBI’s reopening of their investigation into Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is unfounded.
FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to congressional leaders of both parties Friday informing them of his decision to reopen the investigation that was originally closed in July. He based his decision on new information reportedly obtained by the FBI as they investigated disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, who is currently married but separated from Huma Abedin, top aide and long-time friend of Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Reports over the weekend indicate that the FBI found tens of thousands of emails on a laptop shared by Abedin and Weiner which were not turned over to the FBI as required during their earlier investigation.
Vice-presidential nominee Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine appeared on ABC’s “This Week” hosted by long-time Clinton ally George Stephanopoulos. Kaine called Comey’s decision to reopen the case “unprecedented.”
“When you haven’t even seen the material yourself 11 days before an election, why would you talk about on ongoing investigation?” Kaine asked.
Kaine called on Comey to release more information about the investigation and the nature of the materials that were found in the Abedin/Weiner home.
“He owes the American public more information,” Kaine said.
Clinton and her campaign manager Robby Mook have called on Comey to release more information. But the one person who has remained silent is Abedin herself. Mook confirmed on Fox News Sunday that Clinton had not even asked Abedin about what may have been found.
It seems that the quickest way for the Clinton campaign to learn what is on the laptop is to go to the source and ask Abedin. But that is not happening, perhaps to protect Abedin, but more likely to protect Clinton from the knowledge of what is on that computer. No doubt, the Clinton campaign hopes to delay the issue beyond election day and deal with it later.