The FBI has found a huge collection of new emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had previously said she turned over all of her work-related messages in December.
The FBI uncovered almost 15,000 more emails, which Justice Department lawyers said they would review and release to Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.
The group has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit demanding that the work-related emails, which Clinton has repeatedly said she turned over, be released in mid-October.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is hammering Clinton on the probe.
“After the FBI and Department of Justice whitewash Hillary Clinton’s email crimes, they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s new crimes.”
On late night television the Democratic presidential nominee joked about the controversy.
“He makes up stuff to use against me so if he would stick with reality, I wouldn’t have a worry in the world,” Clinton dismissed.
But former Secretary of State Colin Powell isn’t laughing about the controversy. Clinton alleges it was Powell who suggested she use a private email server.
According to a new book, Powell made the suggestion shortly after Clinton became secretary of state at an event hosted by another former Secretary of State, Madeline Albright.
Powell used personal email when he was secretary of state, but not for classified information. Powell denies Clinton’s claim.
“Her people have been trying to pin it on me,” he told People magazine. “The truth is she was using the private email server for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did.”
The new emails also show how some donors to the Clinton foundation gained access to Clinton when she was secretary of state. Some Republicans have said some of those contributors got special favors for their donations, but both Clinton and the foundation deny that.
Meanwhile, Trump is holding off on his planned speech on immigration that was scheduled for later this week.
During the primaries Trump promised deportation forces and a wall but on Monday he promised to be “fair but firm” toward the 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally.
It is a shift in tone that has raised questions on whether he’s backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations.
In a meeting with Hispanic activists Saturday, Trump said he was open to considering allowing those who have not committed crimes to obtain some form of legal status, but he insists he is not flip flopping on the issue.
“If we don’t have a strong border, we don’t have a country,” he said.
Polls still show Clinton leading Trump, but there are still more than two months until the election.
CBN’s Political Correspondent David Brody has reported exclusively that a massive “get out the vote” operation for evangelicals is being planned.
The American Renewal Project will be holding several events leading up to the election aimed at mobilizing pastors and their evangelical congregations.
Trump, along with his vice-presidential running mate, will be invited to speak at the rallies.
Report via CBN News
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