Emails related to Clinton case found in Anthony Weiner investigation
- Author: Zachary Reyes Oct 29, 2016,
Oct 29, 2016, 7:46
Mike Pence is applauding the FBI's decision to investigate new emails linked to Hillary Clinton's private email server.
While Trump remained stern-faced as he addressed the FBI's decision to investigate new emails related to Clinton's email server, Trump's supporters and his campaign staff were suddenly reinvigorated by the news.
The Republican vice presidential candidate told a rally at a building materials manufacturer in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, that he and Donald Trump "commend the Federal Bureau of Investigation for having the courage to reopen the case".
The Friday afternoon disclosure raises the possibility of the FBI reopening the criminal investigation involving the Democratic presidential nominee, which the agency said was complete in July.
Hillary Clinton has called on the FBI to release all the information it has in relation to the newly discovered emails that prompted the bureau's latest review of the private server she used while she was secretary of state.
"Unless the FBI closes this new investigation one way or the other next week, the likely impact will be to cut into Clinton's margin, with the bigger effect being on down-ballot races than on the outcome of the presidential election", said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, in an emailed statement. Even if she wins, Republicans have vowed the issue will follow her, promising continuing investigations. Allegations that she handled sensitive information, against federal rules, on a private email server at her up-state NY home, have dogged her campaign since past year.
For her part, Clinton remained silent, ignoring shouted questions from reporters and not addressing the subject at her public events in Iowa.
The politically explosive revelation came just 11 days before Election Day and a top Clinton aide told NBC News that neither the candidate nor the campaign got any advance warning that Comey's letter was coming.
Democrat Russ Feingold's campaign had no immediate comment.
So far, the email-related controversies haven't seemed to hurt her campaign in the final weeks. Almost all of her recent events have been in states where early voting is already underway, aimed at using the rallies to prompt supporters to bank their votes now. Her margin in national and some battleground state polls has narrowed.
North Carolina voted for Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, but the southern state has been leaning Democratic in the current White House race. President Barack Obama plans to travel to support Clinton almost every day that's left in the campaign.
White House officials say Obama will be traveling to boost Clinton almost every day until Election Day, reflecting his rising popularity ratings. As of last week, her campaign and Democratic partners had $153 million in the bank, more than double what Trump's side had available. And the White House has also declined to respond immediately.
Republican Mike Pence says he's grateful for the "quick action" of his pilot and first responders when his campaign plane slid off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Records show the NY billionaire also contributed at least $4,300 to former Rep. Weiner's Democratic campaigns. While he had routinely given about $2 million a month, as of Wednesday, he'd covered $33,000 in October campaign costs, giving nothing more - and putting him $44 million short of the $100 million overall he has repeatedly vowed to give.
"We are being incredibly efficient with the dollars we have".
"We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office", said Trump, who has pledged to "lock up" his political rival if elected. "I know that even from a few active agents".