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Megathread: FBI reopens investigation into Clinton emails

FBI Director James Comey has announced that the Bureau has discovered new emails that they believe pertinent to their previously closed investigation into fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and her use thereof. The Bureau will be re-initiating the investigation.

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Moderator of r/politics, speaking officiallyOriginal PosterScore hidden · 1 year ago · Stickied comment

We've created a second megathread since this one is getting pretty crazy.

Head on over to continue the discussion.

http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/politics/comments/59y2ct/megathread_ii_fbi_clinton_emails/?st=iuuhve5r&sh=b8974db2

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1.2k points · 1 year ago

From 'dicking bimbos' to 'the FBI's Weiner investigation'... This election sucks, but the headlines are priceless.

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327 points · 1 year ago

Hard to argue with you, the Weiner story is like a gift from the gods for headline writers. I mean his name is Weiner

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Only thing left missing is "Weiner Vs Bohner Smack Down"

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Dick and Bush.

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47 points · 1 year ago

Just wait until after the election if trump wins

Hillary Chokes on Weiner Leaks.

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1.2k points · 1 year agoGilded1

I think we should be looking into who owns stock at orville redenbacher...then we will find out who is really behind all of this craziness.

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76 points · 1 year ago

Considering ConAgra owns the Orville brand, you could probably make a tidy conspiracy. At least enough for a 10 minute YouTube video.

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The popcorn industrial complex has thier kernels stuck so far in washingtons teeth this election.

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981 points · 1 year ago

I am also very excited to read a book about this election in 40 years.

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426 points · 1 year ago

I'm not going to feel old until I see a picture of Pepe in a textbook.

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180 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Pepe is already in a fucking UN committee report. They literally had a section where they shared their "rare pepes"

Edit: link for those interested

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Wait what? Link. Link now.

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https://arxiv.org/pdf/1610.03452v1.pdf

The captions on the images are legendary.

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53 points · 1 year ago

Perhaps the least rare pepe.

I can't breathe.

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This has to be a joke. Under figure 1:

Thread D is dedicated to "Kek," the god of memes via which /pol/ "believes" they influence reality.

I can't believe this is an official report.

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We live in a world where thousands of dollars of an intergovernmental organization's money has went to studying a sad frog on an a Japanese inspired image board

What a time to be alive

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This feels like some kind of tipping point we won't recover from. I don't know what anything is anymore.

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Nah John heileman (?) usually puts out his "game change" books a couple years after the elections and they are crazy detailed and have a ton of inside info

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2.9k points · 1 year ago

Haha Jake Tapper on CNN explained the Weiner connection and just quoted "If you introduce a gun in the first act, it had better go off in the third act." Good choice.

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547 points · 1 year agoGilded1

Erections have consequences.

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2.4k points · 1 year agoGilded1

Anthony Weiner's dick doing more damage to Hillary than Bill's is the most 2016 thing of 2016.

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My first reaction to the news was "This woman has been haunted by misbehaving penises her entire life..."

At this point there's two things Hillary Clinton hates more than anything, emails and penises; if someone emails her a dick pic she may finally be * triggered *

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Implying that Weiner hasn't sent her one already.

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California
550 points · 1 year ago

Chekhov's dick-pic

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Full text of Comey's letter:

In previous congressional testimony, I referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton’s personal email server. I am writing to supplement my previous testimony.

In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agree that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether the contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.

Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete the additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.

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206 points · 1 year ago

And my cubs are in the world series... We all gon die

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If the Cubs win back to the future is true and biff tannin is president.

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...Great scott!

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568 points · 1 year ago

NyTimes is reporting that the investigation has come from a separate investigation relating to a device belonging to Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner.

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651 points · 1 year ago

2016 - the year of the incredibly uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner

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Other than maybe changing "uncomfortable" to "violent" in some cases, I can't think of a better way to put it.

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Tapper: "Carlos Danger is Chekhov's gun."

I have no words.

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62 points · 1 year ago

i dont get it? can u explain?

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Anton Chekhov is a great Russian writer best known for his plays, short stories, and ruminations on the craft of storytelling.

There is a quote attributed to him which says (roughly) 'if you introduce a gun in the first act, it had better go off in the second (or third).' Meaning don't put anything in a story if it's not relevant to the story. This principle came to be known as 'Chekov's gun.'

Tapper is saying that the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal is 'Chekov's gun,' because it happened a while back ago but now it's led to the resurfacing of a Clinton scandal that could cost her the election in the final stretches of the last act.

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433 points · 1 year ago

I move that we officially rename the trope of "Checkov's Gun" to "Weiner's Weiner".

Do I have a second?

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707 points · 1 year ago

whos directing this election? M. Night Shyamalan?

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Well it's a complete clusterfuck with one shitty twist after another so he's the only plausible one that comes to mind.

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282 points · 1 year agoGilded1

Our democracy was dead the whole time.

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2.3k points · 1 year agoGilded1 · edited 1 year ago

We were fools to think we'd seen the last of Carlos Danger. edit: Thanks for the gold stranger!

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651 points · 1 year ago

The fact that he had a silly name and was sexting will be part of American history forever.

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History books are going to be completely ridiculous.

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"Let us all take a moment class to cover Anthony Weiner and his downfall by dick pics."

edit: I thought I was being original when I said this. Scrolling down there are about 100 other comments that allude to this.

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"From Watergate to Weinergate: The Erosion of Democratic Institutions in America, 1970-2020"

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Colorado
316 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

This election season is like watching a plane crash into a train wreck that ran into a bus.

Edit: A letter

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556 points · 1 year ago

New York Times just reported that the emails were discovered in connection with the FBI's investigation into Anthony Weiner. They must be Huma Abedin emails.

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149 points · 1 year ago

Yes.

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Whoah. Check the date on this Trump tweet.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/628231488794923008

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Kentucky
235 points · 1 year ago

...what the fuck? Like, are we sure this whole fucking world isn't just scripted?

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252 points · 1 year ago

11:15 PM on election night, all the news channels cut to a board room scene. Suddenly, the chair spins around and it's Queen Elizabeth.

"Democracy, you're fired. Off with their heads!"

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I may be ok with this...

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Nostradonald

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32 points · 1 year ago

According to Reuters, they have devices from Huma Abedin devices as well as Weiner.

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4.6k points · 1 year agoGilded1 · edited 1 year ago

This amuses me:

David A. Graham ‏@GrahamDavidA 25 minutes ago

Anthony Weiner's continued existence seems like proof that the Clintons don't actually go around killing people who pose a risk to them

https://twitter.com/GrahamDavidA/status/792085787529674756

edit: Thank you for the gold star!

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somewhere hillary is wondering why she cant just drone him.

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REUTERS: The FBI has devices from both Anthony Weiner AND Huma Abedin.

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Care to guess what Anthony Weiner's device was full of?

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210 points · 1 year ago

Pics of Weiner?

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148 points · 1 year ago

"Weiner fucks Hillary"

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80 points · 1 year ago

holy fuck, i officially ran out of popcorns

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Has Weiner's weiner caused the most impact on the US than any weiner has caused before?

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330 points · 1 year ago

Bill Clinton's weiner caused quite an impact...

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129 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Clinton Tied to Weiner.

Clinton's Handling of Sensitive Materials Tainted by Wiener.

Clinton's Team Didn't See Weiner Coming.

Clinton Blindsided by Weiner.

"No Comment", Weiner Leaves Clinton Speechless.

Weiner-gate.

Trump Seizes on Weiner.

Weiner and Huma Shared Clinton's In-Box.

Weiner Gives Trump a Bump.

Trump Rides Weiner.

How Clinton Plans to Handle Weiner.

Election Now Hinges on Weiner.

Edit: sorry, all low hanging fruit.

Edit 2: The Weinering

Clinton Stumbles Over Weiner

Dickileaks (not mine, alas)

Weiner Slips Up Clinton

Clinton Blows It With Weiner.

Edit 3: The Weiner Stikes Back

Weiner Hurts Clinton.

The Clinton Team Spins On Weiner.

Congress Investigates Weiner's Access to Clinton.

Edit 4: The Ides of Weiner

Huma Cuts Off Weiner. (shudder)

Clinton Struggles With Weiner.

Weiner Looms Over Clinton.

Edit 5: All the President's Weiners

Bill Incensed Over Team Hillary's Handling of Weiner.

Weiner Forces Hillary to Reevaluate Relationship with Huma.

"I had no relationship with that Weiner."

Clinton Campaign in Danger Over Weiner. (Inspiration by /u/podnito)

After Clinton, Weiner is Spent Force.

Media Roasts Weiner (inspiration by /u/kleptoteric)

Trump Milks Weiner.

Republicans Eager to Blow Up Weiner; Clinton, Huma Wish Weiner Would Die Down.

With Trump and Clinton, Weiner Comes Full Circle.

(Jeebus, I can't stop)

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158 points · 1 year ago

An election where pussy and weiner are October surprises. I can't.

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439 points · 1 year ago

Friday .....always a Friday

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79 points · 1 year ago

Just Comey things...

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In 10 years I'm going to need an 8 part Ken Burns documentary on this

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3.6k points · 1 year agoGilded1

FBI just discovered the spam folder.

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1.4k points · 1 year ago

Classified Papa Johns discount codes.

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462 points · 1 year ago

"While having a spam folder that incorrectly filtered Papa John codes was not criminal, it was certainly extremely careless."

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285 points · 1 year ago

Apparently, the emails came from the Anthony Weiner scandal.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/us/politics/fbi-hillary-clinton-email.html?_r=0

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One day there will be movies made about this election season.

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857 points · 1 year ago

Clinton’s plane did not have WiFi. Her advisors learned about the FBI letter when you did. -cnn

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/792070096231407616

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542 points · 1 year ago

"The de-planeing process took a little longer than usual."

lol

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116 points · 1 year ago

This is perhaps the most effective ad airlines can use to sell their in-flight wifi services. "What happened to Hillary could happen to you!"

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366 points · 1 year ago

Am I the only one floored that her plane doesn't have Wifi? Next time you are watching any politician, look around them, their aides are constantly on the phone. I can't for the life of me think that the staff of clinton would be disconnected the whole time they were airborne. They would have to, I don't know, talk to each other..... eww.

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353 points · 1 year ago

They're lying.

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Probably this. Commercial planes have Internet, you can sure as shit bet that campaign planes do too.

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2.6k points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

NYT reporting these emails have surfaced as a result of the investigation into Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal: (EDIT: UPDATED LINK) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/us/politics/fbi-hillary-clinton-email.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

So... the only person Weiner seems to have managed to actually, royally fuck throughout his whole sexting saga.. is Hillary Clinton? Fuck me, America. Your election, and thus the fate of your country, could be decided by an investigation into the antics of a dude with a funny surname, married to Hillary Clinton's mobile command centre, who can't keep his silly sausage tucked neatly away.

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Pennsylvania
576 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

wtf. I would love to know what the connection is.

Edit: Huma Abedin. Got it.

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North Carolina
494 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

presumably he and Huma had an e-mail or text message exchange (or several) that referenced the server situation

EDIT: as others point out, it's equally plausible that e-mails were archived on a device they both used (and/or that either one of them predominantly used). Mark Cuban has a theory on the provenance of these.

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247 points · 1 year ago

According to the NYT article, they seized devices belonging to both Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner as part of his sexting scandal...

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137 points · 1 year ago

I swear, Anthony Weiner is like the real life version of Councilman Dexhart from Parks and Rec.

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30 points · 1 year ago

That sounds like a House of Cards episode.

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121 points · 1 year ago

Just what this middle school campaign needs...more genitalia.

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Wonder what the next polls will look like.

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Can you imagine this being some HBO show where Anthony Weiner highlights show up on the PREVIOUSLY ON segment and you say "wow I can't believe they're tying that arc into the finale!"

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I feel like this election exists on a flat, circular time plane. The return of the Weiner

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AP News alert just came out: apparently the emails related to the Clinton investigation's reopening came from the sexting probe of Anthony Weiner.

This election never ceases to surprise even the most jaded of us.

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This shit is bananas. I can't wait for the movie.

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117 points · 1 year ago

Movies. No way this all fits into 3 hours.

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57 points · 1 year ago

Oh shit is "Weinergate" gonna stick??

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California
142 points · 1 year ago

Dickileaks and cocktober surprise are contenders too.

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1.3k points · 1 year ago

Hillary's Emails: Episode 2: FBI Director's Cut

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So this is how America ends. Not with a bang, but with a Weiner.

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America
7.1k points · 1 year ago

Jesus fucking christ LET US OFF 2016'S WILD RIDE

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407 points · 1 year ago

I want off Ken Bones' wild ride

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I want in the #bonezone

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Hugh Mungus / Bone 2016

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11 more days until election, but if it's close, infinity of BS to follow

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238 points · 1 year ago

The BS increases infinitely as t approaches 0.

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2.1k points · 1 year agoGilded1

I just want this election to be fucking ooooovvvvvveeeeeerrrrrrrrrrr already...

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439 points · 1 year ago

Says the guy with the popcorn flair!

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280 points · 1 year ago

Not to mention a username of u/politics_addiction16

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120 points · 1 year ago

Even addicts can have bad trips I suppose

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1.1k points · 1 year ago

The election is just the beginning of a very long and painful four years, regardless of who wins. It's not exactly going to unison and happiness on Nov 9th.

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It's a little scary how divided and angry people are. Perhaps I just don't remember the last couple of elections but they sure didn't seem as hostile and divisive. At least in terms of how the supporters of each side acted.

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It's the uncertainty that really kills me. I've resigned myself to the fact that both candidates have a real possibility of being commander in chief. The contest is draining.

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245 points · 1 year ago

my head hurts. why can't it be thanksgiving already?

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That's when the Pope comes out as gay.

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Canada
50 points · 1 year ago

In that case you'll have to skip this thanksgiving and take it at the appropriate time in October next year.

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107 points · 1 year ago

Clinton speaking on CNN right now.

She would like Comey to specifically say what the new emails entail.

HRC and the DNC have not been contacted by the FBI.

Clinton would like voters to vote as early as possible.

One reporter shouted "Weiner!" at the end.

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3.7k points · 1 year agoGilded1

CALLING IT! 2016 IS TIME TRAVELLERS COMPETING TO FUCK OVER AN IMPORTANT MOMENT IN HISTORY!

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America
377 points · 1 year ago

It was either this or MechaHitler.

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MechaHitler did nothing wrong. GAS THE ORGANICS SPACE WAR NOW

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That explains all the clowns, its a byproduct of all the time-traveling.

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Pence was actually a founding father.

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my god. she's a Pence. it's so obvious and i never realized it

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What a wild ride, solid 5/7.

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933 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Or to fix a bad one

Edit:. Time travel theory confirmed. https://sli.mg/41J2CX

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27 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

deleted 0.6997 What is ^^^this?

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257 points · 1 year ago

This is some Steins;Gate levels of "maybe this will fix it... Nope fucked it up worse" time-travel fuckery.

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21 points · 1 year ago

Is that a sound of thunder I hear?

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Nah that's just some idiot trying to microwave a banana.

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Who do we have convince to give up their gender to fix this shit?

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301 points · 1 year agoGilded1

Turns out no matter who we elect they are the next 'if you could go back in time and stop hitler' leader. We are just seeing two timelines competing to stop their own nuclear holocaust.

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350 points · 1 year agoGilded1 · edited 1 year ago

yo that movie would be science-fiction gangbusters.

two elite teams of scientists/operatives from deferring future timelines are sent back to the 2016 election to try to save the world from their future

typical sci-fi plot twist: both futures are apocalyptic nightmares

FUND IT

Edit: If neither me nor the gilder gets royalties I'm suing.

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The other twist? Both teams ARE THE SAME PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT TIMELINES!

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Exactly, how bad was Hillary that time travelers came to fix this over Hitler?!

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5.4k points · 1 year agoGilded1

I heard the collective Washington Republican orgasm all the way down here in Texas.

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1.5k points · 1 year ago

Pretty sure the Texas Republican orgasm was pretty loud too.

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447 points · 1 year ago

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California
2.2k points · 1 year ago

Even if the emails turn out to be nothing, the fallout from the announcement could be significant...

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Kansas
1.1k points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Since it was announced the betting markets dropped Hillary around 7 points.

Edit: Since a lot of people asked I was referencing https://electionbettingodds.com which pulls from both Betfair and PredictIt. Since the story broke, Hillary is down 8 points today. Yes it is from 82 to 74, but that is still a rather large one day shit shift, which has typically only occurred during the set pieces of the election or when massive stories hit like the 9/11 pneumonia or the Access Hollywood tape.

So, while there doesn't yet appear to be anything to this story, the headlines certainly were significant.

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902 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Good time to buy IMO.

Edit: It's already starting to creep back up. BUY BUY BUY

Edit2: It went down slightly SELL SELL SELL

Edit3: It seems to have settled in at 74.4% EVERYBODY PANIC

Edit4: OH GOD IT'S UP AGAIN BUY BUY BUY

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78 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Buy high sell low

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114 points · 1 year ago

When they buy high, we sell low

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161 points · 1 year ago

Tinfoil hat: It was a ploy by the FBIminati to manipulate the Mexcian Peso market to make tons of money.

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246 points · 1 year ago

It's 12 days out, which means we have time for 2-3 "major" news cycles before election day.

I think it's quite possible that this news will occupy one of these slots, in which case, yes, it'd probably have a measurable impact on the election.

If it should turn out that these new emails contain really damning stuff, it could potentially dominate the conversation until election day, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'll be interested to see how the betting markets will react to this news.

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183 points · 1 year ago · edited 1 year ago

Where did they come from then?

Edit: He updated his comment, but the article has a misleading title. As the article says: "belonging to Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner". So not only Weiner.

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687 points · 1 year agoGilded1

Chelesea Clinton's Zune. Anthony Weiner's phone. Who knows?

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Pennsylvania
253 points · 1 year ago

Anthony Weiner's phone

You were right on that one.

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Yeah, holy shit! 2016 is the dumbest year of all time.

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192 points · 1 year agoGilded1

Ur a wizard harry

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125 points · 1 year ago

Anthony Weiner's phone. You cannot make this up.

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33 points · 1 year ago

wonder what else they found in there ;)

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Penis photos.

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54 points · 1 year ago

Those are just Weiner selfies

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105 points · 1 year ago

What a clusterfuck.

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Maryland
631 points · 1 year ago

Regardless of who gets elected in 11 days, you can be sure Comey will not be the FBI Director for the next administration.

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FBI Director gets a ten year appointment to insulate him from politics as much as is realistically possible. Comey was appointed in 2013, so barring serious misconduct that would result in his removal from office (which his actions this year certainly do not merit) he will be in that position until 2023.

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309 points · 1 year ago

How in the fuck is this actually real life?

Like... A fucking plot twist ELEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION!?

Jesus.

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61 points · 1 year ago

*Series finale

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We had a good run. 200+ years isn't too bad. Especially for a live-action show.

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336 points · 1 year agoGilded1

Day 5 before election: Trump goes on a tirade on public television, basically telling his voters to riot if he doesn't win.

Day 4 before election: Hillary announces that if Trump wins she won't acknowledge it.

Day 3 before election: Hillary Clinton announces a change in Vice-Presidency, Carlos Danger himself.

Day 2 before election: Trump announces that if Hillary wins, he will fight for a southern USA, independent of the north.

Day 1 before election: Trump is assassinated on live television.

Election day: Hillary wins in a relatively close race against Mike Pence.

Day after election day: Hillary "dies of pneumonia", making Carlos Danger the president of the United States.

3 years after election: Wikileaks releases documents that Carlos Danger assassinated Hillary Clinton, and Hillary Clinton assassinated Donald Trump. The House of Cards falls.

Roll credits

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North Carolina
148 points · 1 year ago

Anthony fucking Weiner. AGAIN.

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10.4k points · 1 year agoGilded1

Clinton elected

FBI Brings charges against Clinton

Tim Kaine becomes president

It was actually the Vatican playing 34 dimension hopscotch all along to get the first catholic president in office since Kennedy

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98 points · 1 year ago

Wait... is this all just a big promotional for Dan Brown's new movie, Inferno, now playing in theaters everywhere?

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Follow-up: Benedict XVI comes out of retirement to covertly rule the US through Kaine.

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143 points · 1 year ago

He'd no longer just LOOK like Darth Sidious

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1.3k points · 1 year ago

Damn who knew America's loveable stepdad Tim Kaine was actually Frank Underwood.

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46 points · 1 year ago

He's going to fill the White House with hoors.

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279 points · 1 year ago

Now there is a candidate I know won't blast me in the ass.

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Hello fellow American. This you should vote me. I leave power. Good. Thank you, thank you. If you vote me, I'm hot. What? Taxes, they'll be lower... son. The Democratic vote is the right thing to do Philadelphia, so do.

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He's just out there eating eggs and banging hoors in these trying times

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1.1k points · 1 year agoGilded1

SPECULATION TIME

They found 3 emails from Huma on Anthony Weiner's phone, who's currently under investigation for the sexting scandal.

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"The bureau told Congress on Friday that it had uncovered new emails related to the Clinton case — one federal official said they numbered in the thousands " -NYtimes

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352 points · 1 year ago

Holy shit dude...from now on you shall be known as...

Kissing_Toastradamus!

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45 points · 1 year ago

Carlos DANGER!

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I knew he was into some weird pervy stuff, but that is just wrong

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If Hillary didn't like wieners before, she certainly hates them now.

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I didn't realize we were going to have two Friday Fun threads.

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184 points · 1 year ago

Even the Game of Thrones writers are scrambling to take notes.

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Foreign
112 points · 1 year ago

House of Cards writers just gave up. Nothing can top this.

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Foreign
29 points · 1 year ago

Hilary gets charged, doesn't show up to trial, blows up the court with wildfire. Calling it now.

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I'm so scared to find out what the 2016 season finale is going to be like...

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619 points · 1 year ago

Oh. Oh man. I keep forgetting that everyone is watching us right now. Hey, world. I swear it's not what it looks like.

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It's exactly what it looks like.

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375 points · 1 year ago

Let's dispel with this fiction that it's not what it looks like.

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You say you've been watching this election, so you probably already know that grace and unity were tossed out long ago, unfortunately. :(

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717 points · 1 year ago

@samsteinhp Pete Williams has sources saying not about Clinton world w/holding emails. Not about Podesta emails. Not emails from Clinton.

@samsteinhp 27sPete Williams sources say in course of a separate investigation, FBI came across "a device." found emails there. but emails NOT from HRC

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I'm so intrigued and so confused.

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202 points · 1 year ago

Me right now.

So, it's not about withholding e-mails, it's about a device that had e-mails on there that weren't from Hilary but somebody else?

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Emails are saved on whatever devices they appear on. Some emails have entire chains of emails under them. These could be emails where Clinton was on the chain at some point, but was taken off before the email reached the owner of this device they found. But because the email contains the entire chain, these Clinton emails are preserved.

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