Paul Waldman, after describing how Republicans are engaging in scorched earth partisan politics–beyond what they have done historically–notes the following (boldface mine):
It is important to understand that is not normal. This is not just bare-knuckle politics. Something extraordinary is happening.
…You have a situation where a group of FBI agents is in direct conflict with prosecutors who believe the agents have a weak case in their attempt to find evidence of corruption that can be used against Clinton. The agents, in an atrocious violation of FBI policy against injecting the Bureau into an election, begin leaking dark innuendo to reporters. That convinces the FBI director that he has no choice but to go public with the fact that the Bureau is looking at some emails that might or might not have something to do with Clinton, though no one has actually read them. That news lands like a…
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