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By Steve Holland MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign was hit on Friday by the FBI's reopening of its investigation into her use of a private email server while secretary of state, eroding a political boost from a strong U.S. economic report. With just 11 days to go before the Nov. 8 election, FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to several congressional Republicans that the agency had learned of the existence of emails that appeared to be pertinent to its investigation.
By Susan Heavey and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The FBI said on Friday it will investigate additional emails that have surfaced relating to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email system, in a new twist to the U.S. presidential campaign with 11 days to go before Election Day. In a letter to several U.S. congressional committee chairmen, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said the agency will determine whether the emails contain classified information, adding that it is unclear how significant the new materials may be. Comey said he "cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work." The announcement shook up the campaign for the Nov. 8 election, where Clinton is the Democratic Party's candidate and the front-runner in opinion polls.
Hillary Clinton has a massive cash advantage over Donald Trump heading into the final days of the general election, according to newly released documents from the Federal Election Commission. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 19, Hillary Clinton raised $52.8 million and has over $62 million on hand. In contrast, Trump’s campaign raised nearly $29 million during this period and has $16 million on hand, barely more than a quarter of what the Clinton campaign has available to spend.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A busload of casino housekeepers wearing pinstripe uniforms and Caesars Palace nametags waited at a warehouse early voting site just off the Las Vegas Strip, speaking in Spanish as they clutched pocket-sized brochures listing candidates endorsed by the powerful Culinary Union.
Wall Street stocks dove Friday after news that the FBI had reopened a probe into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails, giving a possible boost to rival Donald Trump's campaign. US stocks had been comfortably in positive territory prior to news that Federal Bureau of Investigation head James Comey informed lawmakers that he was restarting the probe. Comey in June sharply criticized Clinton's handling of classified information as Secretary of State on a private email server, but did not recommend charges be brought against her.
US President Barack Obama will launch a campaign blitz for Democrat Hillary Clinton next week as the race against Republican Donald Trump for the White House enters the final stretch. The Clinton camp announced Friday that Obama will make the case for his former secretary of state for three straight days in as many key battleground states. Obama's appearances could be crucial after the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was reviewing newly discovered emails that "appear to be pertinent" to the investigation into Clinton's use of private email while at the State Department.
The FBI's head said on Friday that the agency would investigate additional emails that have surfaced related to Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server to determine whether they contain classified information, adding that it is unclear how significant the new materials may be. In a letter to several U.S. congressional committee chairmen, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said that he "cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work." The announcement was an unexpected development less than two weeks before the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8, where Clinton is the Democratic Party's candidate and the front-runner in opinion polls. The FBI spent about a year investigating Clinton's use of an unauthorized private email server for her work as U.S. secretary of state between 2009 and 2013 after it emerged that there were classified government secrets in some of her emails.
By Steve Holland MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – A stronger-than-expected U.S. economic report on Friday came at a good time for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, although Republican contender Donald Trump's campaign blasted the numbers as "dismal." The Commerce Department reported that the economy grew at a 2.9 percent annual rate in the third quarter, its fastest pace in two years and higher than the expected 2.6 percent, thanks to a surge in exports and a rebound in investment. With just 11 days to go before the Nov. 8 election, the report bolstered Clinton, who has positioned herself as the best candidate to continue years of economic expansion under President Barack Obama. Trump argues that as a successful businessman and political outsider, he is the best person to take a new approach to rebuilding an economy that has sent too many jobs overseas and left many Americans struggling to find decent jobs.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump has given $10 million of his personal money to his presidential campaign in an effort to boost his White House bid 11 days before the Nov. 8 election, according to media reports. The Wall Street Journal, citing two advisers, said the Republican presidential nominee wired the money on Friday morning. A Fox News reporter said Trump told him he would give $10 million to the campaign on Friday. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
Hillary Clinton is heading to Phoenix on Wednesday to campaign in the traditionally red state less than a week before Election Day. “With more people voting in this election than any in history, Clinton will urge Arizona voters to take advantage of in-person early voting,” the campaign announced Friday.