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U.S. election: the wells are poisoned

By Gwynne Dyer      

Trump was already claiming the election was ‘rigged’ against him. The FBI director has now created a likelihood that Democrats will regard a Trump victory as illegitimate.

FBI director James Comey, left, was a Republican until he let his registration lapse some time after he was appointed to the FBI job three years ago by U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo courtesy of the FBI

LONDON, U.K.—Donald Trump may not win the election next week—although he is at least going to come close—but even if he loses, the wells are poisoned. Either “crooked Hillary” (in Trump’s words) becomes president, and spends the next four years fighting off legal challenges and fearing assassination by some of Trump’s more deranged admirers. Or Trump becomes the 45th United States president, and the United States becomes the world’s biggest and most dangerous loose cannon. The race was

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