On Sunday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign team sent a cease-and-decist notice to a plethora of television and radio broadcasters in order to stop pro-Donald Trump super PACs from playing negative advertisements of the candidate. Particularly, with nearly less than 24 hours of the race to go, the letter targeted ads that claim the Democratic presidential nominee is “under investigation” by the FBI.
“These ads falsely claim Secretary Clinton is under investigation by the FBI,” read the letter from the Clinton campaign’s general counsel member Marc Elias. The letter goes as far as to claim “at no point” did the federal agency “reopen” a second probe of Clinton’s email practices. “Therefore the claim in these ads is provably false,” Elias wrote.
This of course contradicts the revelation announcement made by the FBI on Oct. 28 claiming they were reopening the case. However, the FBI did later recant the investigation after no new evidence was apparently found. This announcement was made the same day the Clinton campaign ordered the cease-and-decist.
Trump took action at the reveal of the FBI backtracking on the new investigation, claiming there is a “totally rigged system” because “you can’t review 650,000 emails in eight days.” Below is Trump’s statement from a Michigan rally:
“The investigations into her crimes will go on for a long, long time. The rank-and-file special agents at the FBI won’t let her get away with her terrible crimes, including the deletion of her 33,000 emails after receiving a congressional subpoena.”
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