CNN distanced itself from interim Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile after supposedly hacked emails said she gave Hillary Clinton’s campaign advance word about a question for a March 6 primary debate with Bernie Sanders.
Brazile was a commentator for CNN and a vice chair at the DNC at the time. She was suspended in July when she took over the DNC chair duties.
Hillary Clinton urged voters not to be "distracted" by the FBI's revived scrutiny of her email practices and sought to turn the focus to her Republican rival, casting Donald Trump as an untested leader who can't be trusted with nuclear weapons.
Kicking off the final week of the presidential race with a rally at Kent State University, Clinton acknowledged that voters may be asking what "this new email story is about," or "why in the world the FBI would decide to jump into an election with no evidence of wrongdoing with just days to go."
"That's a good question," she added with a chuckle, before saying investigators "by all means" should examine thousands of emails found on a laptop computer apparently used by the husband of a top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.
President Obama is standing by FBI Director James B. Comey after he publicized the existence of newfound emails possibly related to Hillary Clinton's private server just days before the election, even as prominent legal experts criticized the move as a dangerous precedent.
But the White House clearly wasn't happy Monday with all the public discussion about an ongoing investigation, a break with decades of law enforcement practice.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said he would neither criticize nor defend Comey’s decision to inform Congress that the FBI is looking into newly uncovered emails that might be relevant to its investigation of the private server Clinton used while secretary of State.
Donald Trump said Monday that a Hillary Clinton presidency would be plagued by criminal investigations, threatening to throw the country into upheaval should she be elected.
Trump pointed to the dire warnings of former Bill Clinton aide Doug Schoen, who publicly renounced the Democratic nominee this week.
"I'm now convinced that we will be facing the very real possibility of a constitutional crisis with many dimensions and deleterious consequences should Secretary Clinton win the election," Trump quoted from an op-ed by Schoen, hastily adding that he didn't think a Clinton victory would happen.
Forget about tax plans and spending programs, trade deals and regulatory reform.
When it comes to influencing the speed and direction of the economy, few things will matter more than how the next president deals with the millions of immigrants in the country illegally, and just as crucially, how many new legal immigrants are allowed in each year.
“In terms of where the economy would be four years and 10 years from now, the real difference, the game changer between the two [presidential candidates] is immigration,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, a forecasting firm.
Donald Trump doesn't plan to make an FBI review of new emails related to Hillary Clinton a central part of the campaign's final days, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Monday.
Conway said Democrats are to blame for nominating a "serial liar" and predicted Trump would win because independents are sick of the Clintons.
"All along we've been asking questions about the wrong candidate," Conway said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "They should own her. She's unqualified, unfit and I think electing her would be a very risky choice. We don't need this ethical stain that has been Bill and Hillary Clinton for decades now."