A week after FBI Director James Comey launched a probe related to a new batch of emails found on presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s private server, he’s now saying that she will not face any charges. He issued a letter to Congress stating that although he believes Clinton’s use of the personal email server during her time as secretary of state wasn’t the best decision, she can’t be held criminally accountable. “Since my letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation. During that process we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State,” wrote Comey. “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton. I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high-quality work in a short period of time.” Comey’s investigation created a political whirlwind just days before the election, prompting many people to believe that the content of Clinton’s emails could have affected her candidacy. Read more.
Polls Show Clinton is Leading Presidential Race
According to new poll data, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has the upper hand over Donald Trump. The poll results, which were released on Sunday, show that Clinton is topping Trump in major battleground states. In Michigan, Clinton has a 5-point lead over Trump; garnering 46 percent of votes. In Pennsylvania, she’s ahead 48 percent to 42 percent. In California, 58 percent of voters have shown support for Clinton and only 32 percent have backed Trump. In New York, she’s leading the race with 51 percent of votes compared to Trump’s 34 percent. According to an ABC/Washington Post poll, Clinton is leading nationally with 48 percent of voter support. Read more.
Brooklyn Assemblywoman Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Son
Brooklyn Assemblywoman Diana Richardson was arrested on Saturday after her 12-year-old son claimed she attacked him with a broom. Her son went to the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights on Friday night to tell police officials about the incident. He had a bruise on his right hand. Richardson was apprehended at her home after midnight. According to sources, the incident happened after she and her son got into an argument about his grades. Richardson, who represents the 43rd Assembly District, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a weapon, assault, and harassment. She is slated to return to court on January 10. Read more.
Octavia Spencer Working on Project About Madam C.J. Walker
Actress Octavia Spencer has started optioning books to bring the story of Madam C.J. Walker to the big screen. Walker was the first self-made African-American woman millionaire. She saw success through the creation of hair products for Blacks in the early 1900s. Spencer believes that bringing Walker’s story to Hollywood can help combat the lack of diversity in the film industry. “Since making ‘Hidden Figures,’ I don’t have a problem saying to a room of male executives: ‘I need a female writer or a female director,’ or ‘I need a black voice or a Latin voice,’” said Spencer. “I do not feel bad about it.” There is no word on which book about Madam C.J. Walker will be adapted for the project. Read more.
LeBron James’ Production Company Inks Deal with CBS
NBA star LeBron James’ production company has inked a deal with CBS for a new show. CBS has acquired the SpringHill Entertainment project, which is a comedy series focused on aspiring sports agents. The show, titled Thankless, will be executive produced and written by Matt Zinman and Craig Gerard. This is the third television project that James’ SpringHill Entertainment has sold this season. The company has two deals with NBC for a sports medicine-centered series and a family comedy. Read more.
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