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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: mail call at the f.b.i. orght days before the election, agents begin searching hundreds of thousands of e-mails. >> that's the mother load. >> i think most people have decided a long time ago what utey think about all of this. >> pelley: also tonight, our special series "closing arguments." we'll hear from voters in the battleground state of pennsylvania. >> a working-class man is going to be in extinction. le pelley: armen keteyian of "60 minutes sports" finds the baylor sex abuse scandal is bigger than we knew. and the making of the presidents. >> i worked on roosevelt and onncoln. >> reporter: roosevelt and lincoln? >> yes. >> reporter: and roosevelt you worked where? >> down under his chin.
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. the f.b.i.'s new e-mail investigation had hillary clinton on defense today, but her supporters and closely fought states remain with her in a cbs news poll, 50% of democrats in those states told us that the investigation did not change their minds about voting for her. only 5% said that it did. last week, f.b.i. director james comey reopened the investigation into whether clinton had mishandled classified information on her personal, unsecured e-mail server. in that original investigation, some classified material was found, but no charges were filed. now thousands more clinton e- mails have been discovered on a laptop that the f.b.i. didn't know about. agents stumbled on it in an
unrelated investigation of anthony weiner, the estranged husband of clinton's top aide, huma abedin. nancy cordes begins our coverage. >> i'm sure a lot of you may be asking what this new e-mail story is about. >> reporter: clinton doesn't typically bring up her e-mails, but in cleveland today, she was eager to show she has nothing to hide. >> and i am sure they will reach ce same conclusion they did when they looked at my e-mails for the last year. there is no case here. >> reporter: she did not go after the f.b.i. director. there were enough democrats doing that for her. former attorney general eric jalder said james comey committed a serious error and senate minority leader harry reid claimed that comey may have molated the law by resurrecting coe clinton investigation 11 clys before the election. even republicans like strategist karl rove and senator chuck grassley criticized comey's vague letter to congress, in
which he acknowledged that huma abedin's newly discovered e- mails may or may not be significant. grassley wrote to comey today, "without additional context, your disclosure is not fair to amngress, the american people, or secretary clinton." n> i am running against a man who says he doesn't understand why we can't use nuclear weapons. ep reporter: clinton's numbers go up when the focus is on trump. so today she hammered away at tes character, recounting an interview he did on 9/11. >> he couldn't stop himself from nginting out that now, because the towers had fallen, a building he owned was the tallest in lower manhattan. >> before the world trade center was the tallest. when they built the world trade center, it became known as the second tallest. now it's the tallest. >> what kind of person brags at a moment like that? >> reporter: this evening clinton's top aides are accusing the f.b.i. director of what they
toll an astonishing double standard. they say he's sewing confusion g out clinton but staying quiet about reported investigations between ties to trump's association with russia. ay pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. late today, in letters to congress, the justice department said it is dedicating all necessary resources to the investigation and taking appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible. jeff pegues has been talking to his sources about the f.b.i. investigation. >> reporter: the f.b.i. has built a software program that is ldrubbing what could be hundreds of thousands of e-mails found on anthony weiner's laptop. investigators have already seen the subject, date, and time of the e-mails, but the software will isolate messages that may be relevant to the clinton server investigation. agents will cast out e-mails they've already seen and search for those that came from clinton or those that may contain classified information.
anen agents will manually go through those e-mails. janice fedarcyk is a former assistant director of the f.b.i. is it going to take time? >> i think this will be an extended process, given the sheer volume of e-mails and then uby follow-up investigations, additional warrants, subpoenas, epterviews, re-interviews. >> reporter: f.b.i. agents in new york discovered the new e- mails earlier in october while investigating weiner for allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages to a minor. still unanswered is why director comey was not informed about the sww e-mails until late last week. also unclear is how abedin's e- huils ended up on her husband's laptop and whether they will change the outcome of the investigation, in which comey recommended that mrs. clinton not be prosecuted for mishandling classified information. sources say that comey felt bound to inform congress of the new development, but the timing of the revelation put him at odds with the attorney general.
it sounds like you don't expect them to rush it to get it done by election day. >> i do not honestly think they will rush an investigation of this nature and this sensitivity. >> reporter: part of the delay was in securing a warrant to look at those e-mails. we learned today that there was friction between comey and the justice department. scott, attorney general loretta lynch felt that getting a search warrant in this case so close to an election violated department policy. comey got one anyway. >> pelley: jeff pegues for us in the washington newsroom. jeff, thank you. clinton's lead in the nationwide popular vote has narrowed to just over three points in an average of major polls. trump has opened tiny leads in the battleground states of ohio and florida, but clinton still leads by hefty margins elsewhere, including virginia and in michigan, where major t rrett found donald trump today. >> if hillary is elected, she aculd be under protracted
criminal investigation likely followed by the trial of a sitting president. this is just... hey, this is just what we need. >> reporter: donald trump came to michigan hoping the f.b.i.'s renewed e-mail investigation can jump-start his campaign here, where three polls in the past week show him trailing by at least seven points. >> the investigation will last for years. nothing will get done. government will grind to a halt. >> reporter: trump's campaign believes independent voters and non-trump republicans fear a clinton presidency beset by endless investigations or worse. trump advisers said, "we'll pound the message in the coming days." in grand rapids, trump said ieerica's enemies will scoff at hillary clinton. >> all of these people will sit back, and they will laugh and they will smile. mo reporter: and as democratic criticism of f.b.i. director james comey intensified, trump nse to the defense of a figure he used to vilify. >> i was not his fan, but i'll
tell you what, what he did, he brought back his reputation. he brought it back. he's got to hang tough, because there's a lot of people want him to do the wrong thing. what he did was the right thing. >> reporter: by "right thing," trump means recover lost clinton e-mails, but, scott, according to "newsweek," trump the businessman has systematically destroyed e-mails and documents to either delay or frustrate the discovery process in various uiwsuits filed against his businesses. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. pennsylvania is another state where clinton is holding a lead. 40 our battleground tracker poll, she's up 48% to 40%. jim axelrod has been listening to voters there as the candidates make their closing arguments. >> reporter: for these coal miners in western pennsylvania, the commute to work takes them two miles into the earth and 300 feet beneath. as dark and dusty as they find it making a buck, miners like
joe somogyi, todd reisman and hive schrecengost have crystal clarity when it comes to this election. who are you voting for? >> donald trump. >> reporter: who are you voting for? >> donald trump. >> donald trump. o reporter: no question? qu no question. >> no question. >> reporter: and you're going to base your decision on what? >> i love my freedom, my guns, and i love my job in the coal mine. >> i feel she's a cookie cutter of the obama administration. n's not working for middle- class, working americans. >> reporter: in the mines, hillary clinton never had a chance. >> because we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right, tim? and we're going the make it r ear that we don't want to forget those people. >> reporter: after todd reisman heard the first part, the second didn't matter. at 46, he's casting his first vote ever for president.
what was it about this guy that got you to come out, register and vote? >> well, it's important for me and my family. i have a son that works in the mines. i think we're on the brink. the working man, the working- class man is going to be in extinction. >> reporter: but look elsewhere in this part of the country, and trump's support is not always rock solid. s there is such a world of difference. >> reporter: 23-year-old cameron linton was a delegate to the g.o.p. convention. eru're a serious republican. >> i am. >> reporter: how can you not be supporting your party's nominee? >> he just doesn't have it. he's had a year to act like a professional, classy nominee, and he hasn't done that. >> this election is one of the most difficult decisions i've ever had to make. >> reporter: tim nerozzi is president of the young vepublicans at the university of pittsburgh. >> it's disheartening, but i do have hope that our party will bounce back and hopefully this
will be the medicine that we need as a nation to kind of cleanse the palette and start over again and say, that didn't work. what can we do better. >> reporter: back in coal eiuntry, none of the miners are holding their nose and voting for trump. they are proud to pull the lever for him. if you had to frame it up, you voted for donald trump because... >> change. >> change. c change. >> reporter: i thought that was rke last guy's motto. >> didn't work out too well. >> didn't work out. >> reporter: as for those two unhappy young republicans, cameron linton, the convention delegate, says it's conceivable he will vote for clinton but unlikely. tim nerozzi says he could never do that, and he will likely vote for donald trump. >> pelley: tomorrow we'll hear from voters in evenly divided ohio. the buckeye state has voted for the winning presidential candidate in 17 of the last 18 elections.
so we'll be bringing you the "cbs evening news" from ohio tomorrow night. michael vance lived a violent life, and he died violently in oklahoma last night in a gun battle with law enforcement. david begnaud reports on the end of a week-long manhunt. >> reporter: michael vance errrorized oklahoma over eight days, killing, carjacking and threatening more violence. he killed two relatives. >> shots fired. >> reporter: wounded three law enforcement officers and made a hit list. as a fugitive, vance taunted police, posting live videos to facebook while on the run. >> what's up, y'all? letting you all know, look, this is real. that's a gun. that's the real deal. >> reporter: then sunday police caught a break. >> there was an automobile right here. >> reporter: donnie williamson tipped authorities to where vance was hiding out. what gave him away? hes car, spotted under these branches. later that afternoon, during a
traffic stop, vance caught dewey tyunty sheriff clay sander in ae shoulder and the elbow. lle sheriff will survive. 30 minutes later vance was killed after a shoot-out with oklahoma state troopers. >> he came out firing his rifle. >> reporter: mickey baker said he witnessed vance stop and confront those troopers. >> i could see the flare of his gun. the fight went on for about a minute or so. them police officers were in one heck of a gunfight last night. >> reporter: this is where michael vance was living, in rural western oklahoma. he had a fire pit in that ditch. he had access to running water, and officials think he may have been in this area for about a week. ngott, as for the why factor, it appears to be a revenge killing according to authorities, and that's because michael vance was due in court next week to answer for charges he sexually assaulted a child. >> pelley: david begnaud in oklahoma for us tonight. yvid, thank you. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," did a major seiversity ignore sex abuse by football players? "60 minutes sports" investigates.
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and parcel of the investigation of this incident report. nothing ever happened for well over a year. i'm just wondering what happened there. tis there an investigation, and if not, why not? you have a police report. >> there was a police report. i suppose it stayed with the police department. it never came out of the police nipartment. that was a significant failure to respond by our police .epartment. there's no doubt about it. ic reporter: victim blaming would be one answer. the other answer is protecting the football team and protecting that brand. >> i don't believe that was at all the reason. i really think that it was probably feeling like-- i don't know what was said if they did talk to the victim. th reporter: they did talk to the victim. there is no question. it's a detailed police report. >> right. there was a title ix case that was opened up. we opened that up. and that was when i learned about it. and at that time we took the appropriate actions and
eventually he was found responsible. >> reporter: eventually he was, but in 2014, tre'von armstead was all-big 12 tight end. >> that would be true. >> reporter: patty crawford has years of experience investigating sexual assaults, but nothing, she said, prepared her for baylor. is your mind, who is responsible? was it institutional failure right up to the highest levels of baylor, and i'm including the board of regents? >> absolutely. ikere were a lot of people like me at the university that did not want these things happening and were fighting for it, but they didn't have the power or the authority, and they were not heard. that is institutional. >> reporter: baylor prides itself on its christian values and creating a caring community, but our investigation found a ctlture where victims who came forward found themselves blamed for violating the university's code of conduct, scott, which prohibits drinking and premarital sex. rm pelley: armen keteyian for us tonight with an in depth investigation.
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more than 70 years ago. now, at 95, he's a rock star. >> i worked on roosevelt and lincoln. >> reporter: roosevelt and lincoln? >> yeah. >> reporter: and roosevelt you worked where? >> down under his chin, and on the right side of lincoln. >> reporter: wow. mount rushmore was the brainchild of sculptor and idaho native gutzon borglum. rg took 14 years to complete. washington represents the nation's founding, jefferson its expansion, lincoln its preservation, and teddy roosevelt its development. >> that is america. that is america up there. >> reporter: the onset of world war ii forced construction to end prematurely. for jim borglum, grandson of the monument's creator, it's still bittersweet. would it be accurate to say your grandfather would say he wanted it on the a lot more so? >> yes, that would be accurate. he had bigger plans.
>> reporter: the plan was to carve all the way down to the president's waists and to build a museum inside the mountain to explain what the monument means. wa wanted people to know what it was there for. >> yes, and also that they not be misrepresented as gods. these were men. >> reporter: but for nick clifford, mount rushmore is perfect just as it is. what do you think looking up there? >> i think it's the most beautiful thing in the whole world. there never will be another thing like it. i'm so proud to have worked up there. >> reporter: a proud symbol of america etched in stone for countless generations to come. chip reid, cbs news, keystone, south dakota. >> pelley: magnificent. that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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