The news for the Trump campaign is grim. There are, however, still three weeks left in the presidential race, and Hillary Clinton’s prohibitive lead in public opinion surveys is by no means unassailable. All it might take to reset the race is another damning revelation regarding Clinton’s illicit server, but it would have to be a big one. That may have just occurred.
According to documents released by the FBI on Monday, it is possible that classified information on Clinton’s server was compromised by longtime family associate Sidney Blumenthal and that information could have found its way onto a Romanian server.
“The search uncovered hundreds of files that the witness believed to be from Sidney Blumenthal’s server on a server in Romania,” reported LawNewz’s Chris White, citing FBI documents. “These files included Microsoft Word, Excel, and other documents, but no emails. Blumenthal’s email account was breached by the Romanian hacker Guccifer.”
According to the source who spoke with the FBI, the documents housed on a foreign server contained one “sensitive” file listing the names of potentially active Islamist insurgents in Libya. The FBI’s source said the document did not originate with Blumenthal’s end and “contained a reference to an IP address range that included the IP address of Clinton’s server.”
This revelation, if confirmed, could generate a lot of humiliating news coverage not just for Clinton but for an FBI that exonerated her. It would put America’s law enforcement agencies in the dock and compel Clinton to account for the fact that American diplomatic intelligence had been compromised by her pursuit of “convenience.” The Republican presidential nominee would no doubt benefit from these revelations. The only question is, can he get out of his own way and let this explosive discovery speak for itself?