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Trump’s Racist Tweet Problem

FBI Director James Comey spent most of his news conference Tuesday sharply criticizing Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, but he also said the FBI was advising the Justice Department not to press charges. The podcast crew breaks down how the announcement, after more than a year of controversy, might affect the election.

Then the team takes on Donald Trump’s latest Twitter fiasco — his apparent use of the Star of David in accusing Hillary Clinton of being corrupt — and what that says about the online networks he’s tapped into. This isn’t the first time Trump’s Twitter feed has included racist content.

Plus, Nate Silver answers questions from listeners about the general election forecast model.

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Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Harry Enten was a senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.