Clinton, Kaine mum; Donald Trump, Mike Pence on FBI's decision on new Clinton emails

WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey in a letter to senior lawmakers Friday said the bureau would be reviewing additional emails from Hillary Clinton's private email server "to determine whether they contain classified information, according to USA Today.

The Associated Press said Donald Trump says the political system "might not be as rigged as I thought" now that the FBI has decided to investigate new emails found in the probe of Hillary Clinton's private server. At a rally Friday in Manchester, New Hampshire, Trump praised the FBI, saying "I think they are going to right the ship, folks."

That's a new tune for Trump, who has repeatedly complained that the Washington establishment has rigged the political system against him. Trump added that he was "very proud" of the FBI, an about-face after weeks of being critical of the bureau's decision not to recommend charges against Clinton.

The Republican nominee, who began his remarks discussing the FBI decision, then joked that the rest of the speech was "so boring."  Donald Trump is praising the FBI's decision to investigate new emails found in the probe of Hillary Clinton's private server.

The Republican nominee said Friday that "perhaps finally justice will be served." He was addressing a roaring crowd in Manchester, New Hampshire shortly after news broke of the FBI decision. Trump said that "Clinton's corruption is on a scale we have never seen before" and said that "we must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office."

Trump said he had "great respect" for the FBI's decision. He had previously been very critical of the FBI and Department of Justice for the earlier decision not to bring charges against the Democratic nominee.

The Associated Press reported that Mike Pence is applauding the FBI's decision to investigate new emails linked to Hillary Clinton's private email server. The Republican vice presidential candidate told a rally at a building materials manufacturer in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, that he and Donald Trump "commend the FBI for having the courage to reopen the case."

He also called on the FBI "to immediately release all the emails pertinent to the investigation" adding, "The American people have a right to know." Chants of "Lock her up!" came even before Pence referenced the FBI investigation. When he mentioned it being reopened, that drew a roar from the crowd.

The FBI closed the criminal investigation into Clinton's use of the email server in July. But it's now investigating whether newly found emails contained classified information.

Hillary Clinton isn't saying anything yet about the FBI decision to investigate new emails linked to her private email server. Clinton ignored shouted questions from reporters about the FBI investigation as she walked off her plane Friday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She smiled and waved to reporters gathered on the tarmac, but made no comments.

Clinton spent about 25 minutes on the plane after it landed before she emerged. Following Clinton off the plane was famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. She was shooting photos of the candidate for at least part of the time reporters were waiting for the candidate.

Tim Kaine isn't weighing in yet on news that the FBI is investigating new emails linked to Hillary Clinton's private email server. The Democratic vice presidential nominee says he's "got to read a little more." Kaine was responding to a reporter's question while stopping by an early voting site in Tallahassee.

The FBI closed the criminal investigation into Clinton's use of the email server in July. It is now investigating whether newly found emails contained classified information. It's not clear yet where the new emails came from.

 


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