‘Insanely Cryptic’: Twitter Reacts to FBI’s Re-Opened Investigation of Clinton’s Email Server
The FBI announced that they have found new emails pertaining to Hillary Clinton, and they have decided to re-open their investigation into her server scandal. This development could very well prove to be a game-changer for the election, so Twitter erupted with hot takes on what this will mean for the final stretch before Election Day.
Some people felt that the immediate news might not be that important, given that the letter from FBI Director James Comey was short, vague, and didn’t clarify the magnitude of the discovery:
Director Comey should give a more complete explanation. Is this reviewing newly found emails? Is this reopening? Too much at stake.
— John Weaver (@JWGOP) October 28, 2016
FBI statement almost irresponsible in its brevity.
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 28, 2016
Given the stakes — 11 days before election day — doesn't the public deserve more than a 3-paragraph letter from FBI Director Comey?
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) October 28, 2016
kinda hard to see how new emails could change conclusion that Clinton didnt intend to circumvent law w email setup. so whats FBI looking at?
— Julian Hattem (@jmhattem) October 28, 2016
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) October 28, 2016
the best part about the FBI letter is how the vague-as-hell bureaucratese opens up so many avenues for baseless speculation
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) October 28, 2016
Others had questions about the FBI dropping this news so close to November 8:
— Alex Howard (@digiphile) October 28, 2016
Why is FBI doing this just 11 days before the election?
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) October 28, 2016
Agreed! This is insanely cryptic thing to drop 10 days before an election https://t.co/xZng077K9B
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 28, 2016
Some people made jokes:
How does this fit into Trump's rigging narrative
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) October 28, 2016
Trump rn probably pic.twitter.com/yquDlqYElB
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) October 28, 2016
I'll give you this, Election 2016: YOU ARE NEVER BORING.
— Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) October 28, 2016
FBI director Jim Comey, 5 minutes ago… pic.twitter.com/0q3cnLhZFa
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) October 28, 2016
Hillary: "Bring me the Trump n-word tape."
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) October 28, 2016
And then there were those who viewed the news as catastrophic for Clinton’s campaign, and a sign that Donald Trump will almost certainly win the White House:
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 28, 2016
Q: Hillary, what's the outlook for your campaign in light of new developments with the FBI?
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) October 28, 2016
Exclusive footage of Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters just now pic.twitter.com/cUSqtzDE5e
— Matt Viser (@mviser) October 28, 2016
Ok…so here we go again; bad, bad news for @HillaryClinton. How many hours do you predict till news media rushes bombshell Trump story out?
— Jordan (@JordanChariton) October 28, 2016
If Hillary Clinton loses this race, it will have been, "Death by a thousand emails…"
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) October 28, 2016
Comey reopening the Clinton investigation is not an October surprise, it's an October nuclear explosion. https://t.co/24YV35sWiZ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 28, 2016
remove tape marked "Trump can win by closing on his economic message"
insert tape marked "Trump can win by talking about the emails"
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) October 28, 2016
haha. last month we were being attacked for daring to attack the integrity of Comey of the FBI. https://t.co/lIwd2cX9Bb
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) October 28, 2016
Amazingly it took a hacker to leak the truth, instead of the FBI to do the right thing back in July.
Either way, indict her!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 28, 2016
— Scottie Nell Hughes (@scottienhughes) October 28, 2016
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