Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is still haunting her campaign. The FBI has launched an investigation to take a closer look at her private email account. According to government officials, the FBI contacted Platte River Networks, a technology firm in Denver that managed the system. The FBI has also been in contact with David Kendall, Clinton’s lawyer, to ask about a drive that contained emails she sent during her time as secretary of state. “The government is seeking assurance about the storage of those materials. We are actively cooperating,” said Kendall in a statement. A lawyer from the technology company and Justice Department officials have decided not to comment on the situation. Read more.
San Francisco Mayor Mentioned in Gang Probe
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is in hot water after his name was mentioned in a FBI investigation. During the prosecution of gang kingpin Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, it was discovered that local politicians – including Mayor Lee – may have had some type of involvement in campaign money laundering, state construction contract rigging, bribery schemes, and other illegal acts. “He’s trying to get off the trial, Mr. Raymond Chow. He’s doing anything he can. I have to take it with a grain of salt,” said Mayor Lee. “I ran a clean campaign … just last week the Ethics Commission closed out our campaign … if we did anything improperly, it would’ve shown up.” A state official, other city leaders, and an Alameda County prosecutor were accused of wrongdoing as well. Read more.
NBC Casts Dorothy for ‘The Wiz’ Remake
After much speculation about who would take the lead role in NBC’s live production of The Wiz, the network has finally made a decision. Actress Shanice Williams, 18, will take on the role of Dorothy. So far, the cast includes Queen Latifah as the Wizard, Mary J. Blige as the Wicked Witch of the West, and David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion. The Wiz is slated to air on NBC on December 3rd. Read more.
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