Hillary’s Emails: Our Questions

Author: Mary Grace Donaldson, Current Events/Politics

We’ve heard more buzz about Hillary’s emails. For those who have been out of the loop, here’s what we know (according to the New York Times):

  • On Friday, October 28 (a convenient 11 days prior to Election Day) F.B.I. director James Comey claimed to find more emails, of which he explained the substance was unknown, that were tied to the first string of questionable emails found on Hillary’s server. The charges related to those emails were dropped back in July.
  • The F.B.I. will investigate the new string of emails.
  • The emails are somehow tied to to the computer former congressman Anthony Weiner, who is the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, better known as Hillary’s second-in-command aide.
  • Comey declared back in July that he would investigate further probes should they come to light.

Taking what we know, here are our questions:

Does it matter?
Well, that’s up to you. But here’s what some of the experts have to say:

  • Back in July, USA Today declared Hillary’s emails a “non-scandal” and wrote that a report compiled by the F.B.I. indicated that the State Department server was “susceptible to cyber attacks both before and after” Hillary’s time as Secretary of State.
  • Final Presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace has stated “this is a big deal,” that Comey did not want to reopen the case of Hillary’s emails – and “for him to do that now, just 11 days before the election – and I can promise you, he read the calendar just like all the rest of us – this has to be substantial.”
  • Hillary herself has indicated that it does not, in fact, matter. She stated that is “deeply troubling” for Comey to reopen the case with 11 days to go, and her campaign chairman John Podesta accused Comey of, ironically, not following protocol.

Has Donald Trump weighed in?
If by “weighed in,” you mean that he called it a “big bombshell,” and accused Hillary supporters of bribery…then yes.

How will this event affect the millennial vote?
Before this latest round of email probes, Hillary had the lead in millennial polls – but some were just indicating they would vote for her out of fear of a Trump Presidency, and still had reservations about her emails. As of an October 30 poll, Hillary still held the lead for millennials, but it dropped six percentage points from 68% to 62%.

Unfortunately, the numbers don’t tell us the reason for the change, leaving it up to us to decide if the emails played a part.

You’re going to hear a great deal of speculation in the remaining days left until November 8. Do your absolute best to listen to the facts – but stay informed. Know what’s going on. It’s more important now than ever.


Disclaimer: The political views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Not Another Millennial Blog.

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