"Starting to think this whole thing really is covering up some shaddy [sic] shit."
—email from an employee at the tech company tasked with maintaining Hillary Clinton's "home-brew" email server while she was secretary of state, as reported by McClatchy, October 6

"What's also routine is that somebody, somewhere will comment and say, 'Obama politicized this issue.' Well, this is something we should politicize."
—President Barack Obama in a speech calling for increased gun control measures following a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, October 1

"If I don't move, I'll be demoted to secretary of state or something like that."
—Vice President Joe Biden, taking a jab at Hillary Clinton during remarks at the White House Summit On Worker Voice, October 7

"We are working on the presumption of a war crime."
—statement from Dr. Joanne Liu, president of Doctors Without Borders, after a U.S. airstrike hit a hospital in Afghanistan, killing 12 staff and 10 patients, October 6