Skip to comments.Clinton campaign sends legal warning on ads claiming she's 'under investigation'
Posted on 11/07/2016 12:26:28 PM PST by Hadean
(CNN)Hillary Clinton's campaign sent cease-and-desist letters to broadcasters advising that they shouldn't air ads from pro-Donald Trump PACs that include the claim that Clinton is "under investigation by the FBI."
The letters were dated Sunday, the same day the FBI announced that it was sticking by its conclusion that no charges were recommended against Clinton following completion of a review of recently discovered emails belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
"These ads falsely claim Secretary Clinton is under investigation by the FBI," said the letter from Marc Elias, general counsel for the Clinton campaign. A copy of the letter was read to CNN by a recipient. The letter lists some pro-Trump PACs, including Rebuilding America Now and Future 45, and the titles of ads they are funding.
Elias' letter says that "at no point" did the FBI "reopen" the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.
That's a view Clinton campaign officials and their surrogates have repeatedly made since FBI Director James Comey sent an October 28 letter to Congress saying that the FBI was investigating a cache of thousands of emails found as part of an unrelated investigation. That unrelated investigation is focused on Abedin's husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
"Therefore the claim in these ads is provably false," Elias wrote.
The fight over the use of the term "reopened investigation" stems in part from the Justice Department's announcement in July that Clinton matter was "closed."
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
My response, as a lawyer, to that letter. “Sue me.”
Given a majority of Americans believes she should be under FBI investigation, and in many cases under indictment, the ads are effectively true. :)
It’s my understanding that she is still under investigation for the her roll in the Clinton Foundation Fraud, it was only the recently reopened email case that was closed.
Nope. The FBI still has an open investigation regarding the Clinton Foundation. She is under investigation regardless of the status of the email investigation.
I bet the letter is sent to intimidate broadcast executives....so that they will refuse to air Trump ads.
I immediately thought about that too. It’s a very technical question. Does the probe into the Clinton Foundation include a probe into Ms. Clinton.
She’s still under investigation for the foundation.
Hitlery IS still under investigation by the FBI, Marc.
This close to the election............tell her to f off.
Who in the media would she need to intimidate? LOL
They’ve all caved.
If necessary, a quick edit to “whose foundation is under investigation.”
Let her sue. Discovery would prove interesting.
Then they give the money back and Trump wins anyway.
“Sue me” and after that reply make sure you, your family and friends stay out of Ft. Marcy Park.
“At this point, what difference does it make?”
SHE is under INVESTIGATION BY THE FBI for the Clinton Foundation and other issues...the only thing Comey dropped was the personal server investigation.
Her email on Weiner/Abedin electronics were under investigation
Her Foundation is under investigation
She is, as usual, lying
They know she is still under FBI investigation for matters other than the email server. This is meant to get anxious TV stations to pull the ads today. Cynical and typical Clinton tactic.
See the kind of government Hitlery wants?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.