Today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sent the following memo to AFL-CIO leadership in the states:
Yesterday we learned Trump and FBI Director Comey’s October surprise was nothing but more hot air and bluster. Nothing new, nothing relevant, but Director Comey violated FBI policy to help Donald Trump. The FBI once again has determined that Hillary Clinton should face no criminal charges for her email practices. Unbelievably, this non-issue was recklessly brought back into the final days of this presidential campaign for reasons that undoubtedly merit further investigation.
It is shameful that any government agency, especially the FBI, would insert itself into any election campaign. As we work tirelessly to elect Hillary Clinton, our members and all voters have been forced to contend with half-baked information that was then fueled by Donald Trump and his dangerous allies.
The truth that was there all along has finally been confirmed by FBI Director Comey, but the FBI’s outrageous actions have caused harm to this election and our democracy.
Over the next 36 hours, we need to stand stronger and more resolute than this terrible mess.
We can. And we will. In our final push, I urge each and every one of you to make sure every single union member knows that Hillary Clinton has done nothing wrong. Every voter should make their final decision with the facts, and not Donald Trump’s hysterical description of an outright falsehood.
She’s with us, so we’re with her. Let’s finish the job!