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thanks so much for watching. i'll be here next saturday night at 9 p.m. won't want to miss it. it will be an exciting week. can you believe this? i'm chris wallace. the fbi reopens its investigation into hillary clinton's private e-mails. >> they are reochg the case into her criminal and illegal conduct. >> the american people deserve to get the full and complete facts. >> the republican vice-presidential nominee mike pence responds to the stunning announcement. >> we commend the fbi for having the courage to reopen this case. because no one is above the law.
>> we'll talk with pence live. and we'll ask the chair of the house intelligence committee devon nunez why the fbi is reopening the case. then clinton's campaign manager robby mook responds. we'll ask our sunday panel how the fbi's announcement reshapes the presidential race. all right now on fox news sunday. hello again from fox news in washington. the presidential campaign has taken a dramatic turn with the fbi announcement it is reviewing new evidence in the clinton private e-mail case. that was triggered by a separate investigation into sexting by former new york congressman anthony weiner, estranged husband of huma abedin. both trump and clinton camps are calling on fbi to release details. we will spend a full hour
drilling down. we will speak with donald trump's running mate, governor mike pence, clinton campaign manager robby mook and devon nunez. first we want to get the latest on the fbi investigation from correspondent. >> a law enforcement source tells fox news that thousands of reports are involved. telling colleagues on the clinton e-mail case we think we have come across documents pertinent to your investigation. clinton wants the evidence public which is not standard in ongoing cases. >> voters deserve to get full and complete facts. and so we called on director comey to explain everything right away, put it all out on the table. >> a source close to the probe could not recall a subpoena.
she said she sent state department e-mails to her personal yahoo account where it was easier to print and swore under oath that she looked through all devices that could hold government e-mails. on thursday fbi director james comey was briefed on the findings and that day he decided to reinitiate the e-mail case and notify congress. the decision is described as a commitment made under oath. >> would you reopen the clinton investigation if you discovered new information that was both relevant and substantial? >> it's hard for me to answer in the abstract. we would look at new and substantial information. >> comey said they don't know if the e-mails are significant. the former fbi agent said anything suggesting intent, obstruction of justice or sharing classified information would warrant a move.
the director notified the attorney general of his decision which the justice department did not support and there is no expectation that a review can be complete before election day. >> thank you. joining me now live here in studio, the republican vice presidential nominee indiana governor mike pence. welcome back. what is your reaction to the fbi reopening the clinton case? >> we commend the director of the fbi and the fbi for following through on their work before the congress that if there was new pertinent information sufficient to reopen theivation that they would inform congress of the fact and move forward. this is clearly very serious manner and we respect the institution of the fbi and are confident they will handle this in a professional and timely way. >> fbi officials note that they just started to look at the e-mails and don't know whether any are classified and don't know whether they may be duplicates of e-mails that they
have seen in the investigation. so shouldn't you and mr. trump be cautious in talking about how significant this is? >> i think we have been cautious. the simple fact is that the decision by the fbi this summer was incomprehensible. the director of the fbi literally called a press conference in which he chronicled one violation of the law after the other and then announced that he was not going to pursue charges or recommend charges against hillary clinton and then he literally under cut that decision by going before the congress and saying in so many ways that hillary clinton had misrepresented the facts. you remember that famous dialogue between tray goudy and the director of the fbi where he said that hillary clinton said that nothing marked classified is on her e-mails is that true
and the director said was not true. so i think what we already know here is troubling to the american people and it is convincing millions of americans that hillary clinton is a risky choice in this election. i think that is why since friday you see more momentum. there was enormous momentum in our campaign before friday. >> you say she is a risky choice. how does this alter the campaign's message in what is now just nine days? how do you use this to raise new questions and change voters' minds? >> i don't think it alters the campaign at all. we had tremendous momentum in this campaign before this announcement. >> i'm talking about the message. >> the message is very simple. the american people have been troubled about the fact that hillary clinton continues to refuse to turn over some 33,000 e-mails. beyond that it is hillary clinton's record as secretary of
state that weakened america's place in the world and continued failed economic policies that stifled the american economy. the news on monday that obama care premiums are about to go up 25% all across the country on average is deeply troubling to the american people and hillary clinton's commitment. as she said to you to have people on the supreme court that represent a particular view point as opposed to people on the court who will construe and uphold the constitution. that is our message. that is why people are rallying around donald trump and why you see the polls closing so dramatically. >> i want to get back to the question of the fbi announcement. because the fact is as you try to press your case in this final nine days your campaign has a big money problem. i want to put it up on the as of october 20, the last filing date the clinton campaign had $62 million cash on hand. the trump campaign had $16 million with trump donating only
31,000 in the first half of the month. trump announced friday that he is kicking in another $10 million but you're still way behind and trump is way short, a third short of $100 million that he had promised to commit to the campaign. the question is, has he told you that he will put a lot more money in this campaign in the last week now that you have the new revelation? >> i'm grateful for the extraordinary generosity that donald trump and his family continued to show to this campaign. >> has he told you? >> he made it clear. we'll have resources we need to drive our message. hillary clinton has had most of the media, the money and the special interests on her side. donald trump has made a connection with millions of americans because he is talking about making america stronger, making america more prosperous and the remarkable thing is against the avalanche of paid
advertising you still see tremendous momentum in the campaign. it is important to say before friday's announcement literally you saw tremendous momentum as people are coming to the polls. we are seeing absentee ballots in key states. >> one of the big concerns that a lot of voters have about donald trump is his temperament. i just want to show how trump changed his mind about the fbi and comey in just a few hours on friday. here he is. >> the fbi rolled over and the department of justice rolled over. >> i have great respect for the fbi for righting this wrong. >> for weeks trump has been saying that the election is rigged. now in the course of a couple of hours on friday he says maybe it's not as rigged as i thought it was. is that presidential? >> i think what you see here is an example of real leadership. >> how is that leadership?
in other words, the argument that you can make is comey whether you liked it or not made a good faith decision last july, made a good faith decision on friday and neither show but trump was describing worst motives. >> because we think the investigation should never have been closed. donald trump, the reason why you see the momentum in the campaign is because people find in donald trump someone that just speaks his mind, tells people exactly where he stands. it was just incomprehensible when the director of the fbi literally indicted hillary clinton in the press and then said we are not recommending that she be indicted when anyone in the service -- you have general cartwright and others, people have done a fraction of the number of things that hillary clinton has done in mishandling classified
information have been prosecuted. frankly, as i said in my vice presidential debate if my son or tim kaine's son mishandled classified information they would have been at least court-martialed. donald trump continued to make that case. with new information i think we all want to recognize that the fbi stepping forward demonstrated real integrity to keep their word, republicans and democrats in the congress and say we have found what is being described now as a volume of information, of new information and that we have reopened the investigation and it is important that they told the congress that before this election. we are confident that they will work through that. >> you said governor that trump and one of his strengths is that he speaks his mind. you have a lot of ammunition going in. you have this new investigation by the fbi or at least its
review of the e-mails. you have the wiki leaks and revelations on the clinton foundation. you have the obama care premium spike that you mentioned. but trump gets so easily side tracked. in the same week he was threatening to sue nbc for releasing the access hollywood tape. he was threatening to sue the women who would have accused him. what do you say to voters who may worry that hillary clinton is corrupt but worry whether or not donald trump is competent? >> i think people look at the totality of this campaign. they look at the agenda we are running on. they look at the totality of a career of a man who has built an extraordinary business. they know they are looking at a leader in donald trump. and donald trump has an agenda. our contract with the american voters recollect people can go online and read it. in the first 100 days after we not only elect the trump pence team but reelect republicans majorities in congress we will
turn this country around. we will rebuild our military and revive our economy through tax relief and we are going to appoint members to the supreme court who will strictly construe the constitution and the tradition of the late and great justice antonin scalia. the politics of personal enrichment that has been at the very center of 30 years of the clintons in public life, the american people want to see come to an end. >> your time is up. thank you very much. and thank you for coming here to washington to visit with us. now we want to turn chair of the house intelligence committee. the clinton campaign is suggesting that the e-mails that the fbi has found may just be duplicates of ones they have seen. i want to play for you an exchange that director comey had in a congressional hearing last month when some republicans were
complaining about the fact that he had closed the case and there were a bunch of new developments. here it is. >> would that require a reopening of the investigation to solve those issues? >> i haven't seen anything that would come near to that kind of situation. >> chairman, do you think it is likely that director comey reopen the investigation with just 11 days to go before the election with no idea what is in the e-mails and whether or not this is a substantial development or not? >> to me, chris, this has to be a substantial development. i just don't see director comey opening this case back up 11 days before the election unless it is quite serious. there is a lot of different scenarios here that are possible. is it possible that maybe some e-mails are part of the 33,000 that are missing? is it possible there are communications between hume abedin and her former husband.
i think after the several meetings that the congress had with director comey he was quite clear that the investigation was done and that he would only open it if there was significant information. my guess is there must be something significant. >> these e-mails were apparently on a laptop that was shared by huma abedin and her estranged husband anthony weiner. as chair of the house intelligence committee does it concern you that anthony weiner apparently had access to what may have been classified information? >> well, it's the job of the house intelligence committee and part of the legislative branch to provide oversight over the executive branch to ensure first and foremost that classified information remains classified. and that is why i just can't believe that we called on director clapper to investigate this, to possibly pull more
classified information, should hillary clinton staff be given classified briefings at this point? i think it is a question that needs to be answered. at the end of the day we don't want to speculate here but it is our job to make sure that this information remains classified. >> you brought up the director of national intelligence general clapper. you said more than that. you have said that you believe he should ensure that director of national intelligence that hillary clinton never gets access again to classified briefings and classified material. you are talking about the person who in just over a week could be our president-elect. >> that is right. because we are a separate branch of government. and i believe that the information that -- it's just not believable that secretary clinton with all of her experience, decades of experience, decades of receiving classified information would not
have known that she was looking at, analyzing, communicating in classified information over an unsecured network. it's not believable. now, if you go back to what director comey said he gave a pretty strong indictment back in july. what he really said was she should have known. she was reckless. didn't have enough information to indict her on this. >> the word out of the fbi is that this investigation and i think from all of our sense that the kind of metabolism, if you will, of the fbi will not be concluded by election day, would it be fair to say that if clinton wins and if republicans hold on to the house you continue to be the chair of house intelligence that there will be investigations of the woman who could be our president-elect? >> well, we will clearly
investigate all of the information that we have as it relates to classified information being put on unclassified networks where russians, chinese, other bad actors could get ahold of the information. i know that this is rhetoric, but this is hillary clinton's fault. this is hillary clinton who set up a private server. this is not house republicans. and on friday night secretary clinton holds a press conference in iowa and basically she attacks director comey which is ridiculous and then she goes and during the q&a portion says that a letter was sent by the director of fbi to house republicans. she knows better. she was a united states senator. she was the first lady. she was secretary of state. she knows good and well that republicans and democrats, the
chairman of house intelligence and house and senate and ranking members were all notified of this information. so just friday night is another concern of mine. she knows the game. she knows what's going on here. >> we want to thank you for your time today. always good to talk with you, sir. up next, hillary clinton tells the fbi get all the facts out. we will talk with her campaign manager when we come right back. ♪
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where hillary clinton campaigned this week. joining me now from clinton headquarters to discuss friday's shocker is clintonr robby mook. what is your reaction and why do you think he did it? >> thanks for having me. you know we were very surprised by this letter. what we are asking at this point is that director comey get all of the information out on the table, all of it so that the american people can judge for themselves. this issue was vetted through for months. director comey to a conclusion. we believe voters made up their minds on the issue. we find it very strange that ten days out that he is putting this letter out there. and we discovered last night from yahoo news that he and the justice department may not have a warrant to look at these messages. so we just want all the information out there. >> why do you think he did it? >> i don't know. and this is a problem, chris, is
that this letter was put out there. we have no information whatsoever about what might be in the e-mails. according to yahoo news it appears he may not have seen the e-mails at all. so we think he has a responsibility to the american people to get the information out there so they can judge for themselves. >> you talked about the responsibility of the american people to get the information. there is someone who knows what is in all of those e-mails and that is huma abedin. has secretary clinton asked her what is in the e-mails? >> chris, the problem with what you are saying is we don't know. we don't know where the e-mails are from. you are making an inference that it could have been huma abedin. your guess is as good as anyone. this is why director comey needs to get the information out there. >> has secretary clinton asked huma abedin what was on the laptop that she shared with her husband, anthony weiner? >> she hasn't because you
offered a hypothetical on the table. let me offer you hypotheticals. i heard a hypothetical that the e-mails had nothing to do with hillary clinton and that she didn't send or receive those. >> that doesn't matter. it is the question of what is in the e-mails. why wouldn't she ask huma abedin did you have e-mails on the laptop and what is in them? >> you and i are on the same page here. i want to be what is in the e-mails, too. director comey put out a letter. it has three paragraphs. it says nothing about huma abedin and who the e-mails were to or from. it says he has information that may be significant. we don't know if it is. you showed some of his testimony to congress where they asked if there is significant information would you reopen the case and he said we will take a look at it. the problem is we learned last night we don't think he has taken a look at any of this. >> if there is at least credible
reporting out there that this came from the laptop of anthony weiner and huma abedin. why on earth wouldn't hillary clinton say to her closest personal aide was there any stuff on that laptop and what was it? >> again, i appreciate your question because people want answers. there is nothing about huma abedin in the letter. >> why wouldn't clinton ask? >> why wouldn't clinton ask anybody? they could be e-mails from anybody in the world. >> again, you're putting out hypotheticals. there are other hypotheticals put out there. >> it is on the front page of every newspaper in america. >> i appreciate what you are asking because everybody wants the answer and there is a person to answer the question and that is director comey. he should put out more information. get everything on the table.
release the information at least provide more detail about what he is talking about. ten days out from an election that he has come under intense criticism from former justice department officials who have said this is entirely a breach of protocol. there is a standard that either six weeks from an election you don't put out insinuations like this. all that is in this letter is innuendo. >> i want to ask you about secretary clinton's reaction. here is part of what she said on friday night. >> if they are going to be sending this kind of letter that is only going originally to republican members of the house that they need to share whatever facts they claim to have with the american people. >> why would she say something so flatly untrue? i have a copy here not very long, the letter that comey sent to congress. on the front page it's got the
eight republican chair men of the committees. if you just turn it over you have the eight top democrats on the committee. why would she say it was just sent to republicans? >> this has been overhyped. >> she said it. >> we were all surprised by the letter. she looked at the front page. on the front page it lists those republic republican chairs. she looked at the front page of the letter. we acknowledge this was sent to everybody. what we are concerned and disturbed by is that director comey said we have some information. i don't know if it is significant or if it isn't. he didn't say whether the e-mails were sent or received by hillary clinton. furthermore, another hypothetical is that these are duplicates. we need all the information. >> i want to make one more
point. you say it is hype. comey sent the letter about 1:00 p.m. eastern time on friday. your campaign chairman put out a statement at 3:45 p.m. in which he made exactly the same charge that this letter had been sent just to the republicans, not to the democrats. three hours and 15 minutes later hillary clinton makes the same charge. this was a talking point of your campaign and frankly it was a dishonest talking point. >> if your question is whether democratic leaders were cc d on the letter the answer is absolutely yes. what is disturbing is that a three paragraph letter with no information whatsoever about what the fbi is talking about was sent to the individuals named on the letter, it took jason chafets about 15 seconds to leak that out to the press. now all your interviews have been full of hypotheticals and conjectures.
director comey owes it to the american people releasing just a matter of days before the election to provide all the information. that is what we are asking. just get all of it out there and the voters can judge for themselves. we think the voters want to hear about what the two candidates will do to make a difference in their lives, not more relitigating of the e-mail. we recognize that the director was under tremendous pressure from donald trump and republican leaders. >> now he is under tremendous pressure from your side. the last question i want to ask you is that you're acting as if it was the director who brought this into the election when the fact is that it was hillary clinton who brought this into the election. i want to go back to the e-mail exchange on march 2, 2015 when the "new york times" broke the story about hillary clinton using private e-mails. clinton adviser why didn't they get this stuff out like 18 months ago? so crazy.
campaign chairman unbelievable. i guess i know the answer they wanted to get away with it. it was clinton who delayed. it was clinton who brought this into the presidential campaign. >> and secretary clinton who has said this was a mistake. it is secretary clinton who cooperated fully with the investigation and it was secretary clinton who accepted the outcome of the investigation. and what secretary clinton is doing now is saying if there is new information get it out on the table. let's get it out. these could be duplicates. it's been reported the e-mails may not have been sent or received by secretary clinton. we don't know anything. this close to an election this unprecedented announcement of new information when it has been reported by yahoo news that the fbi may have not seen it. the director comey sent this unprecedented letter shortly before the election when he doesn't know what the information is. that is disturbing.
we are just asking to get everything out there that he knows. always good to talk with you. >> you, as well. thanks for the opportunity. we will bring in our sunday group to discuss the stunning announcement. what would you like to ask the panel about the fbi decision to reopen the clinton e-mail investigation. we may use your question on the air. (vo) combine the right things. and something amazing happens. that's our inspiration for fancy feast medleys. wild salmon primavera. tastes amazing. in gravy and pate. fancy feast medleys. are my teeth yellow? have you tried the tissue test? ugh yellow. what do you use? crest whitestrps. crest 3d whitestrips whiten 25 times better than a leading whitening toothpaste i passed the tissue test. oh yeah. crest whitestrips are the way to whiten.
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it is time for our sunday group. george will, charles lane from the "washington post." and washington examiner contributor lisa booth. george, what do you make of comey's decision to reopen the investigation and to tell congress about it over the objection of the justice department. >> the headline coast to coast is fbi has new evidence. there is no evidence that there is new evidence pertaining to the e-mail thing because this is a contentless october surprise at this point. what mr. comey said is the e-mails appear to be pertinent. they can be pertinent without being significant because they can be redundant in demonstrating extreme recklessness the category invented to avoid accusing her of gross negligence which is a
felony. perhaps the fbi has seen the documents. they don't know whether it is duplicate or not. this after mr. comey said no reasonable prosecutor could have looked at what they have already looked at and proceeded with a case. now, the i in the acronym fbi says investigation. the duty of the fbi is to investigate. when it thinks it has concluded the investigation to pass the conclusion on to the prosecutorial arm of the department of justice, not to write letters to the legislative branch of government. people say this is happening 11 days before the election. no. 17 million votes have been cast. it is happening in the middle of the voting. and it is said that one of the reasons he rushed to do this, mr. comey, was he was afraid of a leak. the fbi can't be trusted not to leak its own investigations. as chairman grassley of the senate committee said in some
under statement that the country at this point immediately needs context for all of this. >> that raises the question, jerry, about why comey did this. as we saw in a couple of exchanges so far earlier in the show he was being pressed by republicans to reopen the investigation. first of all, what he had seen so far nothing was of that nature. i think he used the word substantial. it had to be something substantial to reopen the investigation. can you imagine that he does what he does, reopens the investigation, tells congress about it. he can read the calendar 11 days before the election without any idea what is in here? >> that seems to be the case. the assumption was he must have found something big. it is not clear the fbi has seen the e-mails. there is a court order required to read the e-mails. no indication that has been
delivered yet. >> certainly, the part of the fbi that was investigating the sexting scandal -- i can't believe we are talking about this. they must have seen it because they seized the laptop. he said they came to him with something so must have known there were e-mails. >> the existence of the e-mails or substance of the e-mails. i think the point and more directly in response to your question is i think director comey had to be conviensed that he was in an impossible situation that if he didn't say something now and it became clear after the election that something had arisen he would be excorpsiated for that. he managed to accomplish bipartisanship in washington. he has gotten everybody mad at him. >> we asked you for questions of the panel. a bunch of you are skeptical about the fbi announcement. how can these new e-mails be
more damning than those found in the previous investigation as the fbi made it clear that she, clinton, is in touchable what is the point of the new investigation. lisa, how do you answer? >> i don't know. i think we are all operating on hypotheticals because there isn't a lot of information. all we know is the letter that fbi director comey sent to congress as well as internal memo sent to his fbi colleagues. that is all the information that we know definitively. it is interesting for the clinton campaign to say they want the information when hillary clinton set up a private server, deleting tens of thousands of e-mails and stone walling the process and lying throughout it. if you look at the attorney general as well who is being critical of the fbi and comey's decision, as well, the attorney general has moral high ground to stand on because she compromised
herself in meeting with bill clinton. so i think fbi director comey is between a rock and a hard place. he either releases the information now which is what he decided to do or send the letter or wait until after the election. how is that going to go? there really isn't a good decision for him to make here. it's not like he has a lot of cover when attorney general essentially laid this thing at his feet. >> there are two, maybe more, leading theories inside the beltway. one is that comey is involved in cover your rear end situation because of the heat he took when saying the case is closed despite the political indictment of clinton. other is there must be something that somebody read that he thinks is significant enough that he can't ignore it.
>> i think they can both be true. i think i tend to sympathize with the view that the fbi director was kind of between a rock and a hard place. either way he was going to be under a lot of heat. what this speaks to is a broader break down in the ordinary institutional processes of our criminal justice system. you are not supposed to be discussing the ongoing investigations publically. that's just rule one because that can lead to smearing of innocent people. it is closely related to the presumption of innocence. begging to have the ongoing investigation take place in public. this is related to the mistake loretta lynch made by visiting with the former president. she is out of the game so no one in the justice department can
exercise control over the fbi director. they are saying we told him in a meeting this wasn't a good idea. why didn't they say we order you not to do it? we have complete break down. that's something that if everybody in this country wasn't worried about whether the party was winning or not that is what is really so disturbing about this whole thing. >> we have to take a break. when we come back we'll turn to the political impact of all of this whether the fbi decision will reshape the race just nine days before the election. l res just nine days before the election. it's not just a car, it's your daily retreat. the es and es hybrid. get up to $5,000 customer cash on select 2016 models. see your lexus dealer. this is my retirement. retiring retired tires. and i never get tired of it. are you entirely prepared to retire? plan your never tiring retiring retired tires retirement
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deliberate, intentional and purposeful. >> it's pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election. >> hillary clinton and donald trump on the campaign trail this weekend in the wake of the fbi announcement it found new e-mails relevant to the clinton investigation. we are back now with the panel and the news is breaking while we are on the air. our colleague brett baier saying he has two sources who say anthony weiner who also had co-ownership of that laptop with his estranged wife is cooperating with the fbi investigation, had given them the laptop so therefore they didn't need a warrant to get in to see the contents of said laptop. pretty interesting development. let's talk about the politics involved. we have an election in nine days. i think it is fair to say a
growing sense that hillary clinton was leading in this election and probably going to win it but now that is called into question. i want to put up a new abc news washington post poll out. it shows this is now a one-point race in a four-person contest. clinton 46%, trump 45%. this was taken this weekend post fbi announcement. let's go to the impact about supporting for hillary clinton. 63% say no difference. 34%, one in three say it makes them less likely to support clinton and there is a sizable democratic component in that 34%. so the question is does this sense that hillary clinton was sailing to victory, does that go out the window? >> they always do at the end. you have undecided voters starting to drift a little bit. if they hadn't decided at this point they may have decided not
to vote for her. you have gary johnson voters. the libertarian candidate. i think there was going to be tightening. this probably increases the tightening but you also have to say on the other hand that a lot of countries are locked in one way or the other. there may be a small silver lining for hillary clinton that a lot of her voters were getting a little apathetic. they are probably more motivated. i think in the aggregate it is not good for her. i think the extent that it impacts the race is hard to predict. >> the clinton e-mail scandal has been going on for a year and a half now. a lot of people felt it had already been priced into the polls. you knew how you felt about it and that was already reflected in who you were going to vote for. does the reopening of the fbi investigation change that? >> i do because if you look at
polling after fbi director comey had given his press conference 56% of voters disapproved of his decision to not recommend an indictment. 60% of independents did, as well. i think there was a general sentiment that she got away with something. having t 60% of independents did as well, including 31% of democrats. protected her from this. and now door has now that door is reopened. if i'm donald trump, i'm not going to get into the nuance too much on this, because there are still lingering questions on this. all he hasrs to say is we have candidate for the first time in history facing an fbi investigation. he has been on the campaign trail riding this message of draining the swamp, running as an outsider. what better narrative do you need than this to make that point? to jerry's point, this helps donald trump but also helps on the downballot raises. now senate republicans don't
have to be on the defense. they get to go on the offense. let me pick up on what jerry and lisa are saying, george. does this energize trump supporters who may have been losing home, what impact does it have on people who have going to hold their nose unenthusiastically and vote for clinton, and what exact does this have on the republicans trying to hold on to the senate? >> it could well be that by slowing whatever momentum mrs. clinton had, it helps the republicans. but it does strengthen the fundamental trump narrative, burn it down, blow it up, i'm terriblete but who could be wor than the people running washington? cas cas casey stengall looks down at his bench here and says, can't anyone here playan this game? and i think people look at washington and say, no one here
can play the game. the strengthens the perverse trump message which is, i may e awful but what could be worse than what we've got? >> why could it have an impact on senate raises? >> people will say, let's go out and vote for somebody that we could have some enthusiasm for. >> it adds to the argument, if clinton is going to be president, they need a check on her. chuck, is this a potential game changer y in your mind? and to get to this question which i was talking about a little bit with mike pence, can trump take advantage of it? can he stay on script? lisa said he's just got to make this point, keep it simple, you've got a presidential candidate who is under fbi investigation, can he stick to that? >> in answer to that question i would say if anybody in politics could blow this, it would be donald trump, because he has fumbled away so many other
gifts. so yes, of course it's possible, he could fumble it away. to the first part of your question as to whether it's a game changer, i'm going to say a tentative no, simply because the polling on this race, even though the margin of hillary's lead has beenee variable and it now at a lower ebb, she's never really been behind, not since the conventions. and i think that, as you were saying before, the e-mail thing is larger priced in. as george pointed out, millions of people have already cast their ballots. having said that, i think what is interesting about this is that hillary is now trying to actually turn it into an advantage. the way she's talking about it is to cast herself as the victim of this sort of perfidious fbi director and inflame the democratic base over this issue. >> i'm surprised that she decided -- she had to address
it, but she is, as you say, making it that she's the victim and takingey on comey in a very aggressive way.y. >> when you really think about it, there's no other play. because in truth, the e-mail thing is a mistake, her own people have admitted it, she's admitted it. the only way to turn it into her advantage at this late date is to present it as a dirty trick. she's not saying it openly. let's facee it, there are conspiracy theorists in the democratic base as well as the republicans. >> this is also the fbi director that she had previously praised after he came to his former conclusion. >> but come on, the political hypocrisy onn both sides is extraordinary here. you had trump saying it's rigged. >> absolutely, everybody is a little bit to blame rhere. the better donald trump does at the top of the ticket, the
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>> donald trump says he can still win. and sehe's right. that's why it's so important that everyone gets out and votes. >> two years ago, when we promised the city of dc that trump would be coming to pennsylvania avenue in 2016, we had no idea what we were foreshadowing. >> his hotel is at 1300 pennsylvania avenue. that will be the only building with the trump in it. >> i ate my piece, and i highly recommend it, especially if you're a chocolate runner. >> the plane skidded off the runway. i just spoke to mike pence and he's fine. >> any landing you walk away from is a successful landing. >> i want you to run through the tape. i don't want you to do an usain bolt and kind of look back. >> she is absolutely ready to be
commander in chief on day one. and yes, she happens to be a woman. >> the investigation is the biggest political scandal since watergate. and it's everybody's hope that justice at last can be delivered. >> it's imperative that the bureau explain this issue in question whatever it is, without any delay. >> there goes my notes. okay. it's going to be a lot shorter speech now. >> who knows what twists and turns this campaign will take in the final nine days? and that's it for today. have a great week. and we'll see you next on "fox news sunday." now, special repo
friend your welcome has lifted my heart. >> the final days of the 2016 presidential race. nine days out and just what's inside tens of thousands of huma abed abedin's e-mails, dominating coverage. clearly the fbi decision to continue investigating is center stage. >> there must be something there. >> the clinton campaign demands answers from the fbi. >> all that remains is innuendo. >> a former assistant director of the fbi says there's even more going on. >> the fbi has an intensive investigation ongoing into the clinton foundation. >>