Is the FBI pulling a Zaccardelli on Hillary Clinton?
You may recall how then RCMP commissioner, Giuliano Zaccardelli, gave Harper a leg up by announcing, in the midst of a general election, that then Liberal finance minister Ralph Goodale was under criminal investigation for allegedly leaking information on the Martin government's income trust policy.
After the election was over and Harper had defeated Martin, it emerged that there was no evidence of wrongdoing but that the commissioner himself had directed the groundless accusation be leaked. Even when summoned before Parliament, Zaccardelli refused to answer questions or explain himself.
Now, with less than two weeks before Americans choose their next president, the FBI have announced a fresh criminal investigation into more Clinton emails.
The FBI's head said on Friday that the agency would investigate additional emails that have surfaced related to Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server to determine whether they contain classified information.
In a letter to several US congressional committee chairmen, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director (FBI) James Comey said that he "cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work."
The timing of this announcement and this investigation doesn't smell, it reeks. Assuming the FBI was aware that Americans would be going to the polls on November 8th, it has to at least explain when it got these emails and how it's only investigating them now.
The FBI says it stumbled across the emails in connection with another case. What case? How are Clinton's emails connected to this other case? For how long have the FBI had these documents in their possession and control?