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in philadelphia. >> sarah, thanks very much. sarah cider reporting for us. that does it for me. thanks for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in the situation room. anderson cooper picks up the special coverage right now. wolf, thanks very much. good evening from washington, d.c. what a night. if you are waiting for another shoe to drop in a presidential campaign that has, at times, resembled a closet, look at the floor. there is a brand-new piece of footwear on it tonight. fbi director james comey put it there, after sending a letter to congress revealing the discovery of e-mails from the clinton server investigation. he sent another one. basically summed up, nevermind. he broke with justice department traditions in saying anything close to an election. some thought the e-mail
contained fresh evidence of wrongdoing. it was a mistaken impression. today, against all expectations, the fbi director weighed in again, perhaps to clean up the damage, which didn't stop donald trump from saying this. >> hillary clinton will be under investigation for a long, long time. for her many crimes against our nation, our people, our democracy. likely concluding in a criminal trial. [ crowd chanting "lock her up" ] >> donald trump today speaking after director c eor comey's cl. the two candidates are making final campaign stops in battleground states. we'll bring you more on that shortly. first, the comey story. details from evan perez who joins us now. what did the fbi director say in the new letter to lawmakers? >> anderson, what he basically concluded here was that his team had worked around the clock in
the past ten days to try to figure out what were these e-mails found in this anthony weiner laptop. we're told they worked around the clock. the team that had spent a year on this server investigation to hillary clinton's private server investigation, they were brought back. they went through these e-mails. in some cases, they went through them line by line. they found a lot of duplicate e-mails. they also found a lot of personal e-mails. we don't know exactly how many classified e-mails they found. they did find some. that is what they've been spending the time doing. the letter from comey was brief. not much shorter than the one that was sent ten days ago. he says in part. during the process, we reviewed the communications to or from clinton while secretary of state. we have not changed our conclusions we expressed in july with respect to secretary clinton. what this means is for the fbi's purposes here, this is a closed investigation.
this is done. at least for now. keep in mind, there were 30,000 e-mails that were deleted from the private server. the fbi was able to recover about 15,000 of those e-mails. about 15,000 are somewhere else. we don't know, maybe deleted forever. if they turn up somewhere else, the fbi will be right back here again doing this review, checking to see if there is anything brand-new and anything that changes their conclusion. that could happen at any time. obviously, that's one of the problems with this case. we should also add that per huma abedin, whose e-mails these were, the fbi probably still will need to talk to her. there is still the problem of how did the e-mails get on this computer? her attorneys say that she doesn't know. she doesn't know because she didn't really use this computer in the past. that remains a mystery. the fbi is doing a few things to tighten those loose ends, anderson. >> evan, when the fbi first made the announcement that they had found new hillary clinton e-mails, they said there was no
way they'd be able to get through them and have an update before -- for the public before election day. >> right. >> two days before election day, we get this announcement. do we know what happened? >> extraordinary work apparently. they said that a lot of the work here had to do with technology. they spent time using software, some of the software they used before in similar cases to go through millions of e-mails. they've done that before. in this case, they had to go through thousands of e-mails. probably tens of thousands of e-mails. they were able to quickly remove the ones they weren't interested in. those are the anthony weiner e-mails. those had nothing to do with this case. we're told that essentially they worked around the clock, anderson. that is the reason why. it was a surprise, even to fbi executives. they had no expectation. the guidance we'd gotten from fbi was this, the director of the fbi did not plan to provide any more piecemeal updates until the work was done. apparently, it was done today. they briefed him today and he decided he had to send this letter as soon as possible.
>> evan, briefly, was it confirmed how many e-mails they actually had to go through? they were all these reports about -- identify seen figu've 650,000 e-mails on the computer. was it confirmed? d >> the larger number is meaningless because it had to do with anthony weiner's e-mails. the much smaller number had to do with these. it was a significant volume. that's the reason they had to use technology. they used search terms to narrow down what they needed to see. check to make sure they were e-mails that went through the server. that's what they were mostly interested in, anderson. using that method, they were able to narrow it down and focus on the ones they needed to read line by line. >> evan perez, preeshtd appreci. nine days ago, the clinton side seemed shell shocked. now, joe johns joins us. did clinton bring up the new comey letter?
>> she didn't talk about it at all, anderson. the betting is she will not talk about it here in manchester, new hampshire. she's on the ground here. right behind me, it is dark because the recording artist, james taylor, is doing a performance for the audience. from the campaign's perspective, every time hillary clinton talks about e-mails, it is a problem for her because that becomes the story. that becomes the sound bite. frankly, they want to talk about the positive things she says she wants to do for the country. there's also the fact that the campaign is leery about the idea of engaging in a back and forth with the fbi director or the fbi itself. so for now, the indication is hillary clinton doesn't want to talk about this. she's got a lot to do here in new hampshire, of course. this is a state she lost in the primaries to bernie sanders. it's also a state that has no early voting. they really want to bear down here in the state before people go to the polls, anderson.
>> it is interesting. clearly, she talked about the first comey letter from several days ago for several days, trying to undo some of the damage, going after the fbi, calling for any more information to be released. it is interesting they've decided now not to address this, at least so far. does the campaign believe they can undo any damage they think might have been caused by the reopening of the case? >> the real concerns are about that. i talked to an aide privately this evening, saying it is unlikely they can undo the damage caused by this. frankly, the campaign thinking at least for thechb ievening -- like this can change in the closing days of a campaign -- for now, the thinking is the best way to close out this campaign is to try not to talk about it. let aides, surrogates, others discuss it on television. what have you. frankly, not to let the candidate herself get into it
because it reminds people of not just this but wikileaks, the clinton foundation and all the other stories that aren't resolved out there, anderson. >> joe, thank you. you heard donald trump at the top of the program. the day the last comey letter came out, he told a crowd that the system might not be as rigged as i thought, right? those were his words. this was a change from his repeated statements that hillary clinton is getting away with a crime, he says. director comey weighed in again. has trump changed his view again? kellyanne conway joins us. >> hi. >> donald trump said about what would be found on anthony weiner's computer. he said, that is the mother lode. i think you'll find 33,000 missing. the 15,000 that are missing. the facting that a ifacts that . kept calling it the mother lode. wasn't it irresponsible to say that, particularly without facts, especially now that comey
came forward saying there is nothing there? >> he is welcome to speculate. i appreciate what trump said compared to what the clinton people said, going after comey, making him the complete -- like a nuclear device against this poor guy. he's irresponsible. >> you guys have been going after comey and the fbi for -- >> no, no. only -- >> you've been going after comey and the fbi since july. >> we discuss ted this on your program. i'll repeat myself. jim comey on july 7th testified under oath to trey gowdy's committee and said that hillary clinton did not tell the truth. it wasn't one device. it was multiple devices. it wasn't -- there wasn't -- >> donald trump has been implying -- >> there was classified information. >> -- there is a rigged system. >> people feel the federal government is part of the rigged system. 75% of the country wants to take the country in a new direction. >> people feel lots of ways. doesn't make it true.
is it responsible for someone who might be president of the united states to be speculating about an investigation when he has no facts? >> i think it is irresponsible of somebody who was secretary of state and set up a private server, which is why we're having this entire conversation -- >> you're not answering the question. >> i am. i told you that. >> we know it is irresponsible. the, fbi said it was irresponsible. >> it's beyond irresponsible. it is illegal. >> speculated about something on which he has no facts. >> no, you know what, anderson, everybody speculated for nine days. he is the one who shouldn't be, right? everybody speculated for nine days. everybody on cnn did 24/7. >> people jump off a bridge doesn't mean you should, too. don't you think it is irresponsible? apparently you don't. >> no, i don't. again, he was one of many to speculate about why comey did what he did. people really went into their partisan corners over that one. >> cable news pundits aren't going to be president of the
united states. ta he was talking about clinton being charged. is he acknowledging there is no charges? >> he acknowledges that comey decided not to change his recommendation. these are the clintons. decades of double dealing and personal enrichment, me first, hillary first, gifting and gr t grifting. we don't know where it ends. if you look at the cnn poll on these questions, it's not going to change. the fact that the majority of americans think she is dishonest and untrustworthy and there is a different set of rules for her. there is a reason why in the report from joe johns, hillary clinton doesn't want to mention this. when you're talking about e-mails, you're talking about wikileaks, you're reminding people what their major reluctant about electing her is in the first place. she just can't tell the truth.
you never know what else is behind the curtain. by the way, she didn't take the last nine days to get out there and say, folks, you already decided about the e-mails. i'm going to talk to you about what's next for obamacare. i'm going to talk to you about stopping the advance of isis and radical islamic terrorists. i'm going to talk to you about school choice and expanding education opportunities. you know what she did? she piled on more and more slop and more and more negative ads against donald trump. it is the least aspiration -- >> there is no doubt she's been -- >> -- history of the democratic party. >> we've been covering. the talk of going hi is not what they've been doing. >> gutter. >> your campaign hasn't either. we just played donald trump talking about, you know, that there is going to be criminal indictme indictments. you said you don't know if there is an investigation of the clinton foundation. you have no facts. yet, your candidate continues today, after comey came out, to say there is going to be criminal investigations for years. >> let's review what we do know about the clinton foundation.
we do know that chelsea clinton used the money to help pay for a wedding. we do know -- >> you done know there is an active investigation. >> we do know -- >> you said you didn't. >> these are the things that matter to americans when they cast a vote. we do know that bill clinton inc. as it was referred to, quote, unquote, needed to make sure he was racking in $66 million. we do know that they took millions and millions of dollars from countries that hate women and deny little girls basic rights. >> right. >> we know a lout abot about th clinton foundation. >> we covered this. i agree with that. >> doesn't sit well with the voters. >> we know more about the clinton foundation than we know about your candidate's taxes. we haven't seen anything about your candidate's taxes. so isn't a little hypocritical, to be using information that you know about the foundation because they actually have released all their financial records, when your candidate hasn't done any of that? >> no. you're equating and come plate g i two things that are not related. >> you're attacking them for information you know because
they released the tax returns and all their information when your candidate has not released his personal information. >> that's not how -- i guarantee you that nobody got $1 million donation on donald trump's spouses birthday from cutter. i guarantee you -- >> how do we know? have you seen his tax returns? >> because you know -- because how does donald trump -- how has donald trump made his money and how have the clintons made their money? >> licensing his name to random people all over the world to put on buildings that he doesn't have much to do with, other than slopping his name on it. >> that's not fair. this man has employed tens of thousands of people over the years. she has not. she never signed a paycheck. >> it is a licensing thing. look, he is not building all the buildings. he is licensing his name. it is a great business. not criticizing it. >> incredibly successful. >> no doubt. you don't know what his finances are. you haven't seen his tax returns either. you don't know who is giving him money. how do you know the government of cutter hasn't given him $1
million? >> here's what i know and hiere is what his expeer tertise is. we have the democrats running around to blue states like michigan and new hampshire and pennsylvania and nevada and colorado. why are they doing it? they're following the leaders. this is important in the closing days. they're going where we are because the polls are tightening. >> you raise criticism of the clintons, they got $1 million from cutter, which they probably did, but we know nothing about the finances of your candidate. >> you know plenty. 104-page financial disclosure statement. anybody can pull it up. it's a lot of pages. >> no tax returns. no tax returns other than a leaked one that shows he agreed he hasn't paid -- >> if america cared about it, why is he tied in states where president obamacarecarried the state? 46%, she can't crack it. what is changing between now and tuesday? >> she has problems, i agree. >> she does. she's going to lose.
referenced, quote, special favors and rules for democratic voters. do you have any evidence to back that claim up, that democratic voters are getting special favors? >> no, not in this instance. i was making the case that we're watching that. we don't believe that polls should be open past the minute they're supposed to be and special favors should not be granted. people are in line and they're there to vote. >> people are in line. >> great. but folks will be watching. i mean, there are people watching. i know hillary clinton has people watching. we want fairness. we are up against -- anderson, in fairness, we are up against a woman and a machine that stops at nothing to get her way. it is always hillary first. the corruption, the ethics, the stop at nothing to advance her interests is very clear. so we're just watching. you know, if people were already in line and wanted to vote, fine. we're happy with the returning we're sees from the early balloting and the absentee voting in most states. >> don't facts matter?
if the chairman of the nevada republican party is making this inaccurate claim, that polling places are kept open so a certain group could vote, it was people in line in time to vote. why imply that it is this certain group? >> i think he was referring to the workers who were, i believe, either on break or after the shift, trying to vote, from what i understand. but he's making the claim that -- making the point that if this happens, then it will be noted. look, i mean, honestly, we're running against hillary clinton and her crew. we're going to fact check everything we say and little of what they say. it's rich. they are just everything from jim comey should resign to he is lying to he is a republican to the worst person ever, and now he's done the right thing. >> the system is rigged to the system is rigged, is rigged. isn't that what --
>> it's -- >> i agree it is hypocritical for democrats to praise comey and then criticize him. >> get comey great again. i'll get hats. >> donald trump was saying the shift has been righted. he's kind of -- he's got to back his reputation. is he going to say the same thing now? does he have confidence in comey if he's president? >> this doesn't change a couple facts. the one we know she lied about the devices and having the server to begin and the classified information. >> does your candidate have confidence in the f director? >> i will tell you, this doesn't change a simple fact, which is this investigation was bungled from the beginning. otherwise, today wouldn't have been the day we found out hillary clinton was asking her maid to print out information, even though the lady doesn't have a security clearance, we would imagine. that is new information. >> that was a story we haven't an able to confirm.
>> hillary clinton left information at a hotel in china. huma abedin had information on the front seat of her car. it's sloppy and things have been mishandled and none of that changes. look, we also know that they lie all the time. how have we tightened the polls? mr. trump is out there talking about obamacare. the 26 or 27 times president obama lied. if you like your doctor, keep your doctor. >> they're chanting, lock her up. you're not going high either. >> i don't say lock it up but prop her up. she thinks people are at these rallies to see her and not springsteen or jay-z or beyonce. by herself, she looks like a professor in a lecture hall. >> isn't ted going to go out with your candidate? >> possibly. you know, people come to see donald trump. we know that. people come to see donald trump. minnesota, we posted the event, anderson. within 16 or 18 hours, we had 22,000 rsvps. >> it is incredible.
turnout is amazing. >> the media will ask, will they vote in no. they park their car a mile away and rocked in the rain to be at the rally, but we're not doing to vote. of course they're going to vote. you're going to see -- >> of course they'll vote. we've been saying that all along. >> you'll see huge lines on tuesday. >> the enthusiasm you have and the tens of thousands who show up is incredible. spend hours to get there. it's like a kenny she hchesney concert. it's an experience and i have no doubt they'll vote. your candidate mobilized all these people, many may not have been engaged in the process. it is an amazing thing. >> good for democracy. >> we kept you over. >> fun to be with you, anderson. thank you. >> take care. we'll have more on all this with our panel next. plus, bring you the latest from the late-night campaign push. later, the impact the news could have on the electoral map. we'll be right back. "got no fear" by power solo
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number of live events tonight. a clen tinton event in new hampshire. donald trump will be doing an event, too. let's bring in the panel. david axelrodaxelrod. gloria borger. far left and far right of your screen, trump supporters. jeff is a former white house political director. clinton supports. former obama senior adviser. paul advises a pro-clinton super pac. john king, you heard kellyanne conway. does the bombshell erase the impact of the last comey one? >> look at the banner on the scene. fbi clears clinton. if there was a movement toward trump of moderate republicans, of independents, of even some democrats who decided, i just can't do this because the nominee of the other party is
under investigation, if they process the information, perhaps it stops. more importantly, before this news, the race had sed seth ttl. the pollsters have been in a panic pause they think they're in a plane with turbulence. some of the data doesn't make sense. >> not because they've taken sides but because they're confused by the data? >> they're numbers people. there are gold standard people in both parties who do this. they're like, what's happening? the volatility of the lelector e electorate. the unorthodoxy. the beiaggage clinton has. look at the new nbc/"wall street journal" poll, the numbers make sense. the demographic groups are lining up in a way that the pollsters are saying, data finally settled and makes sense. at the point it is at right now, she has a bigger national lead than president obama had over mitt romney four year ago.
looking at the demographics today, if the election were tomorrow, as the demographics are now, she'd win and probably win anywhere between 300 and 320 electoral votes. that's why this is a body blow to the trump campaign. that's where the race was anyway tonight, before jim comey sent this letter. maybe it doesn't settle in. democrats are mad at the timing. everybody can criticize the fbi for what the heck has been going on if last few weeks. those who process that banner, fbi clears clinton again, if you're torn, you won't run from clinton now, or less likely. she was already about to win the race. >> david, we've been hearing from a lot of trump supporters. newt gingrich said comey must have been under political pressure to cave and announce something he can't possibly know. end quote. the trump campaign seemed to love comey a couple days ago. >> there's been that on both sides. >> absolutely. >> i'll leave it to jeff to talk about the institutional issues
herement i wa here. i take issue with one thing you said. i think the campaign was royaled and settled in about the middle of the week. it's been inching their way the last few days. they feel they have this race. i don't think they welcome this story. i don't think they necessarily wanted this story. any time you're talking about the e-mails, you're getting back on a subject that isn't particularly good for them. even though the headline there is helpful in the abstract, i think they had the race where they wanted it. anything that unsettles the race is not necessarily -- >> you said where they wanted it. what we've seen, and kellyanne conway talked about this in the interview, there is talk about going high. they have been prosecuting the case against donald trump's character. >> i'm talking about the numbers. >> okay. >> the fact is they are getting the numbers they need and the numbers they want out of the states. the race has stabilized in their favor. they're just counting the hours until tuesday. we should point out, too, in
many places if this country, colorado, nevada, arizona, north carolina, florida, 2/3 of the voters will have voted tuesday before anybody gets to a polling place. >> more latinos voted in florida than all of 2012 already. >> they are confident about where this race is. if you're confident about where the race is, you don't want any exogenous event to upset the apple cart. >> that's why you didn't hear hillary clinton come out today and say, yay, i've been cleared again. >> this time. >> this time it is real. >> i'll savor the moment as long as it lasts. >> she didn't even mention it. you had her spokesman come out and talk about the fact that she was kpoj raexonerated in some w shape or form. they don't want to talk about e-mails. they want to talk about the future of the country and go on this glide path to kind of where they are with all the narrow
margins in the states they think they're doing well. they don't want to talk about it. >> jeff, just for the legal perspective, i mean, there's something to talk about with you. when with first comey letter came, you were saying, look, it's unlikely he'll say anymore more before election day or be able to do this. did it surprise you? >> it surprised me. everything jim comey has done has surprised me and not in a good way. i think the whole episode illustrates the wisdom of the bedrock rules in the justice department. you don't give partial results of investigations. you don't talk about public corruption invest gag investigae eve of elections. he was worried, apparently, the first time it might leak. the material came out. now, he probably was worried that the exoneration would have leaked had he not made the announcement. if he'd not say anything at all, they could have done the investigation, they would have
reached the conclusion they reached and then the same result would have happened. no prosecution. instead, he's dominated the campaign over the past two weeks. it is not what federal investigators want. >> the irony about this is i have no doubt that he felt he was protecting the integrity of his institution and, instead, he really undermined the integrity of his institution. that is a problem that's going to extend been beyond tuesday. >> absolutely. i've known jim comey for a long time. i've known his reputation, which has been impeccable. the idea that he was helping donald trump, that that was his motivation, i think, is per pro -- prepostero preposterous. however, he was trying to game the system and go outside the usual rules. i think all he did was illustrate the value of the rules. >> now you have donald trump saying you can't possibly go through 650,000 e-mails in eight days. >> which by the way is a made up
number that no one knows, how many e-mails. >> evan was saying, even if that is the total number of e-mails on anthony weiner's computer, it is not the e-mails coming from the server. >> right. >> it's a smaller number. >> then he said deliver justice at the ballot box, meaning that the fbi has not delivered justice. >> two things. one, a lot of republicans think if donald trump loses the election, he's going to say he was on a path to victory and jim comey and the rigged system stepped out to stop it. that's one thing. the other thing to jeff's point, to junewt griingrich's point, a republican president's chief council was stood up to, and the chief of staff, when they wanted to authorize the domestic d surveillance program that was illegal and jim comey was about to resign. he stood up to political pressure. i think his leadership of the agency, judgment here, why he
did it is all fair questions. his reputation is someone who doesn't flap in the wind for politics. >> as a trump supporter, the trump campaign respected what comey did in the first letter more than a week ago, do they have to respect it this time? >> it is unwise to question the integrity of the fbi and i don't expect the trump campaign to do that. i think jim comey has proven himself to not be in favor of either side. that being said, i think trump is totally within bounds to look back to july and say, i disagree with the fact that an fbi director came out and gave a legal judgment better suited for the justice department. agree with gloria. you don't have clinton out there talking about the investigation being closed becaus it reminds voters that it's been opened up twice and the wrongdoing. i don't think this is good for clinton. i don't think it'll have effect on the tail wind for trump.
>> paul, how do you think this plays? for the clinton campaign. >> i think i said on october 28th when you interviewed me when the letter came out, the damage for the e-mail problem had already been baked in. i don't think it moved a lot of votes and i still don't. what you saw is a non-response bias. not because people said, i can't vote for hillary. i'll be for trump. it was the shy hillary voter. you hear the rumors of the shy trump voters and maybe there are. over the weekend, pollsters i trust said, you had a hainaigh highigh high non-response. people fitting the supporter of hillary and just hung up. that's what happens in the data. now it reset itself. when kellyanne was interviewed that same night, i think by you, she said, this is a good day for our campaign. she didn't say that tonight. in fact, in the long, really pathetic performance, and she'll be ashamed of it one day, i know, probably wednesday, she didn't use the word "change."
she didn't use the word "jobs." didn't use the word "immigration" or "trade." i wish she had taken up the whole hour. trump has millions of voters. he doesn't only have them because hillary messed up on e-mail. she and trump abandoned their message and is one of the reasons he can't get back in the race. >> it is interesting, the people who do this for a living a different way than i do. see it as it all washes out. i don't feel that way at all. i think comey did real damage to the country. i think he did damage to law enforcement and real damage to the hillary clinton campaign. the hillary clinton campaign was pushed backwards, both geographically and morally over this past week. they had to fall back to the blue states and hold on, and they didn't end high. had this not happened, the country would have been better off because you would at least have the hillary clinton campaign able to stay high.
she got panicked, from my point of view, and started going nasty, nasty. i don't blame her because, listen, you got to keep the contrast going once they're muddying your name up. i think he did real damage. i hope that he does not stay in the position. >> jeffrey? >> increasingly, i find myself agreeing with van more than i ever thought possible. >> wow. >> i do think -- >> the country has been drawn apart but you two have been brought together. >> kumbaya. >> so happy. >> i need a drink. >> listen -- >> "saturday night live,". >> the practical fact is this, why is donald trump scheduling a visit to scranton, pennsylvania, tomorrow? why was he in harrisburg and valley forge? >> i figured you had something to do with it. >> of course. why was joe biden there in harrisburg today and why was hillary clinton and why are they going to be in philadelphia and all this? the answer is, to paul's point, yes, the issues.
trade, illegal immigration, jobs. these are important issues in pennsylvania. it is a key state. what this did is say, very clearly, she's the problem. forget the fbi. why did the fbi have to be involved in the first place? time after time after time, the clintons, pleural, and singular, are always bringing these problems along with them. they're like the old peanuts character who had the cloud following him all around. i mean, this is what happens. >> pigpen, i believe. >> you don't have to help with that. >> for accuracy sake. >> it was pigpen. that's their problem. they know they've got a problem. that's why they're in pennsylvania. >> by the way, no one gave me that in my ear. i'm proud of that. >> we're talking about this while two things are happening in the country that are remarkable. we thought, at least according to donald trump, he says, there is a sleeping giant out there. it is a working class giant. i'm going to awaken this giant.
he has awakened the giant. it is latino. it is a latino working class giant that is standing up across the country, especially in florida, and in nevada, and i think sometimes we drive looking in the rear view, what about the black vote? this latino vote is a monster. i think he'll regret it. >> cuban, too. >> this will be the latino year. if the early voting translates to other states on tuesday, this will be the year of the latino. we knew they were an emerging force. this is when they decide it, boom. >> also in florida, talk about cubans, but also the demographic makeup of the latino vote is different than it was -- much more south american. >> puerto rican. >> also the political or yenatiye -- orientation of the cuban vote has changed overtime. i disagree on one point with paul. i think this did some damage to her in this way. i think there was a lot of republicans who were having a hard time saying i'm going to vote for donald trump. the comey, the last comey letter gave them kind of a permission structure to say, okay, i'm
coming back. i think it was a bit of a movement that we saw, the tightening of the race. it stopped. it stopped in the middle of the week. the race stabilized. that's why i say -- >> i have to take a break. this is the second commercial break in the hour. we're going to continue the conversation in a moment. we'll bring you the latest. live campaign moments. want to get as many in as we can. watching hillary clinton. that is in new hampshire. we'll also take a closer look to all that matters in the final analysis, the road to 270. we'll be right back. >> his policies of hate, exclusi exclusion, intimidation. and division. i love getting more for less.
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october surprise was fbi director comey's letter he was looking to e-mails that could be related to hillary clinton. the november surprise before the election is nevermind. comey wrote another letter saying the review of the e-mails was finish and had nothing was there. the bureau stands by the conclusion she shouldn't face charges. there has been so much to do about what turned out to be nothing new. what we can do is look at the numbers as they are right now. john king joins us with the latest in the road to 270. the pace, frantic in the final hours, john. what do the numbers tell us about the state of the race? >> these numbers we're showing you before the latest comey announcement. we won't get data before the election about that. this is the 2004 map. we'll start at 2016. in the the averaging of most recent average ipolls. some polls has clinton's lead at three, five or two. why is it significant? i'll drop this down and go back
in time to 12012. remember the lead. pop this up here. back in 2012, on this day, the sunday before the election, president obama led mitt romney by one point. he won the election by four points. on this day in 2004, the last time the republicans won the white house, george w. bush led by two points over john kerry and won the election by three points. usually, if you're ahead going into the election, you win the election. not always. if you are a ahead by a healthy margin going in, you tend to win. you see a stable race into the final days. here is one of the reasons i say that. the pollsters have been having turbulence in the data. they feel settled now. this is the poll that came out today. trump leads among men but clinton leads women. also, in some states already, based on early voting, florida included, they think the electorate will be more diverse in some states than in 2012. hillary clinton had a 75 point
advantage among african-americans. 42 among latinos. if the electorate is diverse, trump's edge with whites won't be enough. in some states this helps more than others. hillary clinton, looking at the construct of the electorate, if it is more diverse than 2012, it is a path for a clinton victory. there are some things in the data that supports trump. if you look at the latinos, women and african-americans tharthat is a coalition if they turn out is favorable to clinton. >> we talked about the education gap among white voters. how does it look at the end and why does it matter so much? >> very significant. different in different states. if you bring up the numbers, whites with a college degree, hillary clinton, 51% to 41%. this is nbc/"wall street journal" data. this is a constituency romney won but lost the white house. donald trump, wow, look at this
lopsided 2:1 lead. white voters without a degree. trump's path to victory, there is skepticism. trump is trying in michigan, made a play in minnesota today. the state hasn't gone democratic -- i mean republican since the 1970s. if trump is to succeed, it is the white, working class voters in the rust belt. the college educated, especially women, play live in the philadelphia suburbs and the cleveland suburbs, the columbus suburbs, it is part of the coalition clinton needs to win the battlegrounds. >> the race for 270, what is the point at this point? >> this is where we are right now. this is where cnn officially has it. 268 to 204. if you talk to smart republicans out in the state of nevada, they think the early voting out there will take that state democratic. that would be enough to oput hillary clinton across the finish line. even if donald trump ran the board in the other states, arizona, north carolina and new
hampshire, everyone if he won the toss ups, he is short. the clinton campaign feels strong they can win down here and they can win here. even if they win one of the two, it gets donald trump's math very, very complicated. which is why in the final days, kellyanne told you they have the wind at their back. they're looking for targets. he's trying to get the 20 in pennsylvania. the 10 out here in minnesota. is there data that shows trump ahead in the states? no. data that shows it closer? yes. he's going into the states in the last few days trying to steal something blue. he might need two or three of them. >> stay with us. i want to bring the band back together. joining us also is dana bash. you were joining us before, weren't you? >> i'm always with you. >> she's like the holy spirit. >> dana, you see the numbers and the map. 48 hours left. how confident is the clinton campaign at this point? >> they're confident. they're cautiously confident, i
would say. privately, the trump campaign and republicans who are looking at the numbers, who are looking at their own data modeling most importantly, say they wish they had another week. the wind had been at donald trump's back. they felt that hay hif they had another week, maybe two, it could have been doable in the key blue states, to turn them red. >> the republicans say -- the trump people will say in all these races, it is within the marginov of error. that's why as john was pointing out, they're going to all the states. they have to. if there is a shot at it, they have to take it. internally, the clinton people, in some of the states, say don't be ridiculous. we're ahead in these states. but they want to be sure. they want to be sure. all they need to get to is 270. they don't care about anything above that. >> in your experience, the three i look at the most, new hampshire, michigan,
pennsylvania. no early voting. >> right. >> we know the campaign has done a good job in the states with early voting. donald trump has good support in those states. the states where it'll be settled on game day. >> yes. look, i think that's one of the reasons why they're going to sure up the states. there is no early voting there. democrats tend to benefit from early voting. we should keep in mind that new hampshire may be essentially donald trump but it is a small prize. doesn't solve his big problem. the most significant thing that happened in the past few days is the early vote out of florida. >> yeah. >> definitely. >> if he can't win those 29 votes, i honestly don't see a viable path for him. >> he doesn't win florida, that's it? >> i agree. >> 29. you have to do michigan, minnesota and new hampshire, that's 30. you're asking too much. >> we've said this many, many times. it is worth saying one more time. the fact is, we are becoming a more diverse country.
each election, the republican party was right after 2012 when they said we need to have an outreach to hispanic americans. they went the other way in this direction. donald trump could pay a big price for that. >> i was going to say, to your point about the early vote in florida, a big reason democrats are heartened by that is because there's so much of a latino vote. the fact is, it's gotten even bigger in florida. and i think what is sort of rich or ironic or, you pick how you want to describe it, the fact that hillary clinton might really win a state like florida, maybe some others, probably nevada, with the latino vote, given where this campaign started, with donald trump's campaign started, it is ironic. >> the thing i think is most -- almost astonishing is there is privately a genuine belief among folks on the democratic side that she could make a push in
arizona at him because of the aggressive early voting among hispanic voters. >> hispanic voters are not voting on the e-mail issue. we've been talking about that all night. they're voting on the wall. they're voting on immigration. she's going to -- if she were to win florida, it would be a very different coalition from an obama coalition. that's what we may see forming in this election. >> i think it is time the talk about the hillary clinton coalition. >> right. >> it is slightly different configuration. >> right. >> i think that one of the things that is remarkable is how we've been hearing this promise, these rumblings. someday, the latinos are going to -- i think it is actually happening and it is going to shock democrats as much as republicans, that this is happening. >> i think we need to pause. instead of lumping all hispanics to the hillary clinton pot. the increase, 5% of latinos is
in florida. when the poll was published that trump was leading in florida, there was a subshrin jline, cub return to trump. there was a 20 point shift of cubans back to trump because obama at no time defend the embargo. i think cubans have come back to trump. >> you're living in the past. >> if it's true, there's not as many anymore. >> they're older. >> the growth has been puerto ricans and mexicans in central and south americans, too. it would be helpful to trump if that happens. especially, you start at tampa and come across to orlando, the growth up there has not been -- >> you're saying -- >> cuba is way more complicated. there is the 1959 generation that escaped castro's communism. very conservative. then those in the early '80s, pretty republican. then the next generation is progressive. trump had a hiccup, when there
was published accounts he had perhaps extended business interests in cuba or forming a business, and that could have violated the em baa gbargo itse. the latino vote in south florida is setting all kinds of records. they're not turning out for donald trump. in fact, steve shale, who ran the state for david axelrod last time, said 73% of spanishs were low propensity voters. we're high propensity. a hay is in the barn. they have targeted the folks they were most concerned about, least likely to vote and gotten them out. phenomenal accomplishment for the hillary campaign. anyone have plans for tuesday? don't know if you heard. there is an election and cnn will be covering it all day, all night. join us for that and much more ahead in the second hour of 360. we're already done with the first hour. both kand it candidates holding
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it is 9:00 p.m. and the marathon is over in new york, at least. on the campaign trail, it is getting close to the funnish line. the candidates going late into the night. hillary clinton in new hampshire. donald trump running late, expected shortly in western pennsylvania and northern virginia. we'll bring you that when it happens. the story no one saw coming, fbi director comey weighing in on the clinton e-mail investigation again. saying the invest baigation is over. evan perez has been working his sources all night and joins us right now. what was in the letter that comey sent to congress, and does this mean that hillary clinton is in the clear? at least for now, as far as the fbi is concerned. >> anderson, as far as the fbi is concerned and as far as hillary clinton is concerned, she is in the clear. that's the letter -- that's what the