Iceland’s prime minister resigns in Panama Papers fallout: What I’m reading, April 5, 2016

From what I can see, they’re already projecting Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders to win the Wisconsin primary. I haven’t archived a story on this yet and it shouldn’t be assumed that I will.


Panama Papers

British Broadcasting Corporation, “Panama Papers: Iceland PM Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigns,” April 5, 2016, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35966412


Hillary Clinton

The obvious temptation will be to attribute slow progress in the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices to political considerations. That may be so, but bear in mind that FBI Director James Comey has a reputation stemming from an incident during his service with the George W. Bush administration in which he “made headlines by rushing to a Washington hospital to prevent White House counsel Alberto Gonzales from getting a bedridden Attorney General John Ashcroft to sign off on reauthorizing a domestic surveillance program.” He was also “a major player in investigating [in 2004] the mishandling of classified information by former President Bill Clinton’s national security adviser, Sandy Berger.” Allegedly, “whatever the verdict is, both parties will have to accept it because Comey is, in many ways, untouchable.”[1]

Eliza Collins, “FBI director: No rush to finish Clinton email probe before convention,” Politico, April 5, 2016, http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-dem-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/04/fbi-hillary-clinton-email-investigation-timeline-221565


Footnotes

  1. [1]Bob Cusack and Ian Swanson, “FBI chief is wild card for Clinton,” Hill, December 1, 2015, http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/261582-fbi-chief-is-wild-card-for-clinton

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