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  •  With the election day looming on Tuesday the U S leading presidential candidates Democratic Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump engage in a marathon race over the weekend in the final battle for the White House The campaigns by both Clinton and Trump have become very frantic with Clinton and Trump criss crossing the country s battleground states that are seen critical to cause electoral upset The electioneering witnessed exceptional rancour through of the last several months of Clinton s contest with Trump while her email scandal has seen her early two digit lead tightened to the Election Day Trump had five campaign stops in five states on Sunday and had been to more than a dozen states since Friday as he made frantic efforts to flip Democratic states as he battled Clinton for the White House With the entire 18 month race boiling down to the last two days Trump covered nearly 4 800 kilometres on Sunday as he hovered around the battleground states of Colorado Iowa Minnesota Michigan Pennsylvania Virginia and Florida Of those battleground states however only Iowa is currently leaning Republican but Trump is making a last hour effort for the Democratic territory to score a historic upset The Republican nominee also stayed on point in his message at each rally on Sunday that it s now or never to reject America s corrupt establishment This is a marathon today We ll call this the midnight special speech You have to get everyone you know to the polls We are going to have one of the great victories of all time This is going to be Brexit times 50 Trump said Trump also warned about a Somalis immigrant population who had left their war ravaged country and settled in large numbers around Minneapolis in Minnesota You don t even have the right to talk about it You don t even know who s coming in Clinton s plan will import generations of terrorism Trump warned Clinton began her day Sunday by campaigning in Philadelphia after attending a get out the vote concert in the city on Saturday night She will also return to the state for two rallies on the Monday a sign that the state is among the battlegrounds where her lead over Trump has dwindled in recent days Clinton campaigned in Pennsylvania Ohio and New Hampshire with musical sports and political celebrities including Beyonc Jay Z and LeBron James aimed at appealing to young voters and minorities She is also using the closing days of the race to try to shore up support in battleground states like Michigan and Ohio where she has been leading and tip the balance in other swing states The Democratic nominee currently has a lead in the national polls and has several more paths available to win in the Electoral College on Tuesday She also stayed on point in the rallies to argue that Trump has a dark and divisive vision of the country and that she is offering something more hopeful I want an America where everyone has a place where everyone is included and I know there is a lot of frustration even anger in this election season I see it I hear it you know I m a subject of it I get it But anger is not a plan Anger is not going to get us new jobs she appealed to voters in her get out the vote message Sunday s rally event was Clinton s last scheduled visit to Ohio where she trailed despite heavy emphasis on turning out black voters in Cleveland Clinton was scheduled to cap her day Sunday with an appearance in Manchester New Hampshire where folk star James Taylor was warming up the crowd Both Clinton and Trump also scrambled to gain advantage in some newly competitive battleground states as well as lock down others where they have held leads In attempt to garner the 270 electoral votes needed to win Trump pounced on new targets in his sights in historically Democratic states including Michigan Minnesota and New Mexico Michigan once thought to be safe for Democrats has become a last minute battleground with Clinton heading to there on Monday Former president Bill Clinton made a stop in Michigan town of Lansing on Sunday after visiting churches in Flint another Michigan town Clinton also deployed a full slate of high level surrogates around the country on Sunday including President Barack Obama who appeared in Florida town of Kissimmee Obama urged Hillary Clinton s supporters in this critical battleground state to cast votes and help finish what we started eight years ago Now here s the thing though Florida All the progress we ve made goes out the window if we don t win this election and we win this election if we win Florida If we win Florida it s a wrap We win Florida it s over So we ve got to work our hearts out these next two days as if our future depends on it Obama cited his economic accomplishments in office praised Clinton s work ethic by calling her the Energizer bunny and urged electorate to vote for Democratic U S Senate candidate Patrick Murphy You can t stick her with a Republican Congress that behaves the way they ve been behaving with me Obama also denounced Republican candidate Donald Trump on multiple fronts saying our democracy is on the ballot and Trump s character makes him uniquely unqualified to serve as commander in chief Now if somebody can t handle a Twitter account they can t handle the nuclear codes Obama said Clinton campaign said on Sunday that the race was effectively over and that the campaign believed the Democratic nominee would hold on to Minnesota Michigan and Wisconsin Clinton s campaign announced that rock star Bruce Springsteen would join her at a Philadelphia rally that would also include Obama and first lady Michelle Obama Obama will also campaign in the Michigan state s city of Ann Arbor on Monday We think we have this race over This week we re going to get over our 270 electoral votes Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said on Sunday As the campaign closes on Monday nationally the ABC Washington Post tracking poll shows Clinton ahead by five points with 48 per cent to Trump s 43 per cent The final NBC Wall St Journal poll also showed Clinton ahead by four points with 44 per cent to Trump s 40 per cent A final poll by Morning Consult for Politico found Clinton leading by 45 per cent to Trump s 42 per cent nationally However the USC L A Times Daybreak tracking poll which consistently has shown a stronger result for Trump than any other major survey showed him with a five point lead of 48 per cent and to Clinton s 43 per cent Meanwhile the Clinton campaign continues to use its huge financial advantage over Trump to press its case to swing voters on the airwaves The campaign on Sunday released two national ads appealing to moderate and Republican voters to reject Trump and embrace Clinton Both ads feature straight to camera testimonials from Republican military veterans who say they cannot vote for their party s nominee citing Trump s comments about women Another two minute ad was set to air Monday night aimed at reaching about 20 million people according to a campaign aide Trump also released a closing campaign ad a two minute spot tying Clinton to the failed and corrupt political establishment and global special interests The ad which features images of piles of cash along with Jewish corporate and financial leaders including Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was sharply criticised by the Anti Defamation League for anti Semitic overtones With the announcement on Sunday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI clearing Clinton over email scandal that plummet her ratings and tightened her lead over Trump Clinton s campaign has maintained a more optimistic look at her victory Edited by Morayo Omolade NAN
    U.S. election: Clinton, Trump in marathon race for last-hour campaigns
     With the election day looming on Tuesday the U S leading presidential candidates Democratic Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump engage in a marathon race over the weekend in the final battle for the White House The campaigns by both Clinton and Trump have become very frantic with Clinton and Trump criss crossing the country s battleground states that are seen critical to cause electoral upset The electioneering witnessed exceptional rancour through of the last several months of Clinton s contest with Trump while her email scandal has seen her early two digit lead tightened to the Election Day Trump had five campaign stops in five states on Sunday and had been to more than a dozen states since Friday as he made frantic efforts to flip Democratic states as he battled Clinton for the White House With the entire 18 month race boiling down to the last two days Trump covered nearly 4 800 kilometres on Sunday as he hovered around the battleground states of Colorado Iowa Minnesota Michigan Pennsylvania Virginia and Florida Of those battleground states however only Iowa is currently leaning Republican but Trump is making a last hour effort for the Democratic territory to score a historic upset The Republican nominee also stayed on point in his message at each rally on Sunday that it s now or never to reject America s corrupt establishment This is a marathon today We ll call this the midnight special speech You have to get everyone you know to the polls We are going to have one of the great victories of all time This is going to be Brexit times 50 Trump said Trump also warned about a Somalis immigrant population who had left their war ravaged country and settled in large numbers around Minneapolis in Minnesota You don t even have the right to talk about it You don t even know who s coming in Clinton s plan will import generations of terrorism Trump warned Clinton began her day Sunday by campaigning in Philadelphia after attending a get out the vote concert in the city on Saturday night She will also return to the state for two rallies on the Monday a sign that the state is among the battlegrounds where her lead over Trump has dwindled in recent days Clinton campaigned in Pennsylvania Ohio and New Hampshire with musical sports and political celebrities including Beyonc Jay Z and LeBron James aimed at appealing to young voters and minorities She is also using the closing days of the race to try to shore up support in battleground states like Michigan and Ohio where she has been leading and tip the balance in other swing states The Democratic nominee currently has a lead in the national polls and has several more paths available to win in the Electoral College on Tuesday She also stayed on point in the rallies to argue that Trump has a dark and divisive vision of the country and that she is offering something more hopeful I want an America where everyone has a place where everyone is included and I know there is a lot of frustration even anger in this election season I see it I hear it you know I m a subject of it I get it But anger is not a plan Anger is not going to get us new jobs she appealed to voters in her get out the vote message Sunday s rally event was Clinton s last scheduled visit to Ohio where she trailed despite heavy emphasis on turning out black voters in Cleveland Clinton was scheduled to cap her day Sunday with an appearance in Manchester New Hampshire where folk star James Taylor was warming up the crowd Both Clinton and Trump also scrambled to gain advantage in some newly competitive battleground states as well as lock down others where they have held leads In attempt to garner the 270 electoral votes needed to win Trump pounced on new targets in his sights in historically Democratic states including Michigan Minnesota and New Mexico Michigan once thought to be safe for Democrats has become a last minute battleground with Clinton heading to there on Monday Former president Bill Clinton made a stop in Michigan town of Lansing on Sunday after visiting churches in Flint another Michigan town Clinton also deployed a full slate of high level surrogates around the country on Sunday including President Barack Obama who appeared in Florida town of Kissimmee Obama urged Hillary Clinton s supporters in this critical battleground state to cast votes and help finish what we started eight years ago Now here s the thing though Florida All the progress we ve made goes out the window if we don t win this election and we win this election if we win Florida If we win Florida it s a wrap We win Florida it s over So we ve got to work our hearts out these next two days as if our future depends on it Obama cited his economic accomplishments in office praised Clinton s work ethic by calling her the Energizer bunny and urged electorate to vote for Democratic U S Senate candidate Patrick Murphy You can t stick her with a Republican Congress that behaves the way they ve been behaving with me Obama also denounced Republican candidate Donald Trump on multiple fronts saying our democracy is on the ballot and Trump s character makes him uniquely unqualified to serve as commander in chief Now if somebody can t handle a Twitter account they can t handle the nuclear codes Obama said Clinton campaign said on Sunday that the race was effectively over and that the campaign believed the Democratic nominee would hold on to Minnesota Michigan and Wisconsin Clinton s campaign announced that rock star Bruce Springsteen would join her at a Philadelphia rally that would also include Obama and first lady Michelle Obama Obama will also campaign in the Michigan state s city of Ann Arbor on Monday We think we have this race over This week we re going to get over our 270 electoral votes Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said on Sunday As the campaign closes on Monday nationally the ABC Washington Post tracking poll shows Clinton ahead by five points with 48 per cent to Trump s 43 per cent The final NBC Wall St Journal poll also showed Clinton ahead by four points with 44 per cent to Trump s 40 per cent A final poll by Morning Consult for Politico found Clinton leading by 45 per cent to Trump s 42 per cent nationally However the USC L A Times Daybreak tracking poll which consistently has shown a stronger result for Trump than any other major survey showed him with a five point lead of 48 per cent and to Clinton s 43 per cent Meanwhile the Clinton campaign continues to use its huge financial advantage over Trump to press its case to swing voters on the airwaves The campaign on Sunday released two national ads appealing to moderate and Republican voters to reject Trump and embrace Clinton Both ads feature straight to camera testimonials from Republican military veterans who say they cannot vote for their party s nominee citing Trump s comments about women Another two minute ad was set to air Monday night aimed at reaching about 20 million people according to a campaign aide Trump also released a closing campaign ad a two minute spot tying Clinton to the failed and corrupt political establishment and global special interests The ad which features images of piles of cash along with Jewish corporate and financial leaders including Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was sharply criticised by the Anti Defamation League for anti Semitic overtones With the announcement on Sunday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI clearing Clinton over email scandal that plummet her ratings and tightened her lead over Trump Clinton s campaign has maintained a more optimistic look at her victory Edited by Morayo Omolade NAN
    U.S. election: Clinton, Trump in marathon race for last-hour campaigns
    Foreign6 years ago

    U.S. election: Clinton, Trump in marathon race for last-hour campaigns

    With the election day looming on Tuesday, the U.S. leading presidential candidates Democratic Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump engage in a marathon race over the weekend in the final battle for the White House

    The campaigns by both Clinton and Trump have become very frantic with Clinton and Trump criss-crossing the country’s battleground states that are seen critical to cause electoral upset.

    The electioneering witnessed exceptional rancour through of the last several months of Clinton’s contest with Trump while her email scandal has seen her early two-digit lead tightened to the Election Day.

    Trump had five campaign stops in five states on Sunday and had been to more than a dozen states since Friday as he made frantic efforts to flip Democratic states as he battled Clinton for the White House.

    With the entire 18-month race boiling down to the last two days, Trump covered nearly 4,800 kilometres on Sunday as he hovered around the battleground states of Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida.

    Of those battleground states, however, only Iowa is currently leaning Republican, but Trump is making a last-hour effort for the Democratic territory to score a historic upset.

    The Republican nominee also stayed on point in his message at each rally on Sunday that “it’s now or never to reject America’s corrupt establishment”.

    “This is a marathon today. We’ll call this the midnight special speech. You have to get everyone you know to the polls.

    “We are going to have one of the great victories of all time. This is going to be Brexit times 50,’’ Trump said.

    Trump also warned about a Somalis immigrant population, who had left their war-ravaged country and settled in large numbers around Minneapolis in Minnesota.

    “You don’t even have the right to talk about it. You don’t even know who’s coming in. Clinton’s plan will import generations of terrorism,’’ Trump warned.

    Clinton began her day Sunday by campaigning in Philadelphia after attending a get-out-the-vote concert in the city on Saturday night.

    She will also return to the state for two rallies on the Monday, a sign that the state is among the battlegrounds where her lead over Trump has dwindled in recent days.

    Clinton campaigned in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Hampshire with musical, sports and political celebrities including Beyoncé, Jay Z, and LeBron James, aimed at appealing to young voters and minorities.

    She is also using the closing days of the race to try to shore up support in battleground states like Michigan and Ohio where she has been leading and tip the balance in other swing states.

    The Democratic nominee currently has a lead in the national polls and has several more paths available to win in the Electoral College on Tuesday.

    She also stayed on point in the rallies to argue that Trump has a “dark and divisive” vision of the country and that she is offering something more hopeful.

    “I want an America where everyone has a place, where everyone is included and I know there is a lot of frustration, even anger, in this election season.

    “I see it, I hear it, you know, I’m a subject of it. I get it. But anger is not a plan. Anger is not going to get us new jobs,’’ she appealed to voters in her “get-out-the-vote” message.

    Sunday’s rally event was Clinton’s last scheduled visit to Ohio, where she trailed despite heavy emphasis on turning out black voters in Cleveland.

    Clinton was scheduled to cap her day Sunday with an appearance in Manchester, New Hampshire, where folk star James Taylor was warming up the crowd.

    Both Clinton and Trump also scrambled to gain advantage in some newly competitive battleground states as well as lock down others where they have held leads.

    In attempt to garner the 270 electoral votes needed to win, Trump pounced on new targets in his sights in historically Democratic states including Michigan, Minnesota and New Mexico.

    Michigan, once thought to be safe for Democrats, has become a last-minute battleground with Clinton heading to there on Monday.

    Former president Bill Clinton made a stop in Michigan town of Lansing on Sunday after visiting churches in Flint, another Michigan town.

    Clinton also deployed a full slate of high-level surrogates around the country on Sunday, including President Barack Obama, who appeared in Florida town of Kissimmee.

    Obama urged Hillary Clinton’s supporters in this critical battleground state to cast votes and “help finish what we started eight years ago”.

    “Now here’s the thing though, Florida: All the progress we’ve made goes out the window if we don’t win this election and we win this election if we win Florida”.

    “If we win Florida, it’s a wrap. We win Florida, it’s over. So we’ve got to work our hearts out these next two days as if our future depends on it.

    Obama cited his economic accomplishments in office, praised Clinton’s work ethic by calling her “the Energizer bunny;” and urged electorate to vote for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy.

    “You can’t stick her with a Republican Congress that behaves the way they’ve been behaving with me.”

    Obama also denounced Republican candidate Donald Trump on multiple fronts, saying “our democracy is on the ballot” and Trump’s character makes him uniquely unqualified to serve as commander-in-chief.

    “Now, if somebody can’t handle a Twitter account, they can’t handle the nuclear codes,’’ Obama said.

    Clinton campaign said on Sunday that the race was effectively over and that the campaign believed the Democratic nominee would hold on to Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.

    Clinton’s campaign announced that rock star Bruce Springsteen would join her at a Philadelphia rally that would also include Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

    Obama will also campaign in the Michigan state’s city of Ann Arbor on Monday.

    “We think we have this race over. This week, we’re going to get over our 270 electoral votes,” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said on Sunday.

    As the campaign closes on Monday, nationally, the ABC/Washington Post tracking poll shows Clinton ahead by five points, with 48 per cent to Trump’s 43 per cent.

    The final NBC/Wall St. Journal poll also showed Clinton ahead by four points, with 44 per cent to Trump’s 40 per cent.

    A final poll by Morning Consult for Politico found Clinton leading by 45 per cent to Trump’s 42 per cent nationally.

    However, the USC/L.A. Times “Daybreak” tracking poll, which consistently has shown a stronger result for Trump than any other major survey, showed him with a five-point lead of 48 per cent and to Clinton’s 43 per cent.

    Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign continues to use its huge financial advantage over Trump to press its case to swing voters on the airwaves.

    The campaign on Sunday released two national ads appealing to moderate and Republican voters to reject Trump and embrace Clinton.

    Both ads feature straight-to-camera testimonials from Republican military veterans who say they cannot vote for their party’s nominee, citing Trump’s comments about women.

    Another two-minute ad was set to air Monday night, aimed at reaching about 20 million people, according to a campaign aide.

    Trump also released a closing campaign ad, a two-minute spot tying Clinton to the “failed and corrupt political establishment” and “global special interests.”

    The ad, which features images of piles of cash along with Jewish corporate and financial leaders, including Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, was sharply criticised by the Anti-Defamation League for anti-Semitic overtones.

    With the announcement on Sunday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) clearing Clinton over email scandal that plummet her ratings and tightened her lead over Trump, Clinton’s campaign has maintained a more optimistic look at her victory.

    Edited by: Morayo Omolade
    (NAN)

     

  •  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI could not review 650 000 new emails belonging to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in eight days Trump at a rally in Detroit hours after the FBI affirmed that Clinton would not be prosecuted for her private email server said the FBI knew that Clinton was guilty of crime letter that notified you the FBI would be taking additional investigative steps with respect to former Secretary of State Clinton s use of a personal email server Since my letter the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation During that process we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State Based on our review we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high quality work in a short period of time Comey said in a letter to the Congress personally signed by him The Nigeria News Agency recalls that Comey had recently informed Congress that the FBI had discovered emails in its separate investigation of Anthony Weiner Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin The FBI said at that time that the emails could be connected to its investigation of whether Clinton mishandled classified information by using a private email server However Trump still took to the stage in Minneapolis for a rally minutes after the news broke and addressed the crowd without knowing Clinton had been cleared again Trump has used the re opening of the email probe to score campaign points which also affected Clinton s polls rating tightening her two digit lead over Trump to a neck and neck Edited by Lawal Ado NAN
    Trump queries FBI over Clinton clearance
     Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI could not review 650 000 new emails belonging to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in eight days Trump at a rally in Detroit hours after the FBI affirmed that Clinton would not be prosecuted for her private email server said the FBI knew that Clinton was guilty of crime letter that notified you the FBI would be taking additional investigative steps with respect to former Secretary of State Clinton s use of a personal email server Since my letter the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation During that process we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State Based on our review we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high quality work in a short period of time Comey said in a letter to the Congress personally signed by him The Nigeria News Agency recalls that Comey had recently informed Congress that the FBI had discovered emails in its separate investigation of Anthony Weiner Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin The FBI said at that time that the emails could be connected to its investigation of whether Clinton mishandled classified information by using a private email server However Trump still took to the stage in Minneapolis for a rally minutes after the news broke and addressed the crowd without knowing Clinton had been cleared again Trump has used the re opening of the email probe to score campaign points which also affected Clinton s polls rating tightening her two digit lead over Trump to a neck and neck Edited by Lawal Ado NAN
    Trump queries FBI over Clinton clearance
    Foreign6 years ago

    Trump queries FBI over Clinton clearance

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) could not review 650,000 new emails belonging to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in eight days.

    Trump, at a rally in Detroit hours after the FBI affirmed that Clinton would not be prosecuted for her private email server, said the FBI knew that Clinton was guilty of crime.

    letter that notified you the FBI would be taking additional investigative steps with respect to former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a personal email server.

    “Since my letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation.

    “During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State.

    “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.’

    “I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high-quality work in a short period of time,” Comey said in a letter to the Congress personally signed by him.

    The Nigeria News Agency recalls that Comey had recently informed Congress that the FBI had discovered emails in its separate investigation of Anthony Weiner.

    Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.

    The FBI said at that time that the emails could be connected to its investigation of whether Clinton mishandled classified information by using a private email server.

    However, Trump still took to the stage in Minneapolis for a rally minutes after the news broke, and addressed the crowd without knowing Clinton had been cleared again.

    Trump has used the re-opening of the email probe to score campaign points, which also affected Clinton’s polls rating, tightening her two-digit lead over Trump to a neck-and-neck.

    Edited by: Lawal Ado
    (NAN)

  •  letter that notified you the FBI would be taking additional investigative steps with respect to former Secretary of State Clinton s use of a personal email server Since my letter the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation During that process we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State Based on our review we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high quality work in a short period of time Comey said in a letter to the Congress personally signed by him Director of Communications for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign Jennifer Palmieri confirmed that the camp had seen Comey s letter We have seen Director Comey s latest letter to the Hill We are glad to see that he has found as we were confident that he would that he has confirmed the conclusion that he reached in July and we re glad that this matter is resolved The Nigeria News Agency recalls that Comey had on Oct 27 11 days from the election informed Congress that the FBI had discovered emails in its separate investigation of Anthony Weiner Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin The FBI said at that time that the emails could be connected to its investigation of whether Clinton mishandled classified information by using a private email server However Republican nominee Donald Trump still took to the stage in Minneapolis for a rally minutes after the news broke and appeared to address the crowd without knowing Clinton had been cleared again Trump has used the re opening of the email probe to score campaign points which also affected Clinton s polls rating tightening her two point lead over Trump to neck and neck APT
    FBI resolves Clinton email probe, stands by July decision
     letter that notified you the FBI would be taking additional investigative steps with respect to former Secretary of State Clinton s use of a personal email server Since my letter the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation During that process we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State Based on our review we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high quality work in a short period of time Comey said in a letter to the Congress personally signed by him Director of Communications for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign Jennifer Palmieri confirmed that the camp had seen Comey s letter We have seen Director Comey s latest letter to the Hill We are glad to see that he has found as we were confident that he would that he has confirmed the conclusion that he reached in July and we re glad that this matter is resolved The Nigeria News Agency recalls that Comey had on Oct 27 11 days from the election informed Congress that the FBI had discovered emails in its separate investigation of Anthony Weiner Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin The FBI said at that time that the emails could be connected to its investigation of whether Clinton mishandled classified information by using a private email server However Republican nominee Donald Trump still took to the stage in Minneapolis for a rally minutes after the news broke and appeared to address the crowd without knowing Clinton had been cleared again Trump has used the re opening of the email probe to score campaign points which also affected Clinton s polls rating tightening her two point lead over Trump to neck and neck APT
    FBI resolves Clinton email probe, stands by July decision
    Foreign6 years ago

    FBI resolves Clinton email probe, stands by July decision

    letter that notified you the FBI would be taking additional investigative steps with respect to former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a personal email server.

    “Since my letter, the FBI investigative team has been working around the clock to process and review a large volume of emails from a device obtained in connection with an unrelated criminal investigation.

    “During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State.

    “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.’

    “I am very grateful to the professionals at the FBI for doing an extraordinary amount of high-quality work in a short period of time,” Comey said in a letter to the Congress personally signed by him.

    Director of Communications for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, Jennifer Palmieri confirmed that the camp had seen Comey’s letter.

    “We have seen Director Comey’s latest letter to the Hill.

    “We are glad to see that he has found, as we were confident that he would, that he has confirmed the conclusion that he reached in July, and we’re glad that this matter is resolved.”

    The Nigeria News Agency recalls that Comey had on Oct. 27, 11 days from the election, informed Congress that the FBI had discovered emails in its separate investigation of Anthony Weiner.

    Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.

    The FBI said at that time that the emails could be connected to its investigation of whether Clinton mishandled classified information by using a private email server.

    However, Republican nominee Donald Trump still took to the stage in Minneapolis for a rally minutes after the news broke, and appeared to address the crowd without knowing Clinton had been cleared again.

    Trump has used the re-opening of the email probe to score campaign points, which also affected Clinton’s polls rating, tightening her two-point lead over Trump to neck-and-neck.

    APT/

  •  U S intelligence officials are investigating potential terrorist threats ahead of the U S election U S media reported on Friday Al Qaeda could be planning attacks on Monday in the states of New York Texas and Virginia unnamed sources said without providing further details The FBI said in a statement that counterterrorism and intelligence officials remain vigilant and well postured to defend against attacks here in the United States The FBI and Department of Homeland Security were working with local law enforcement authorities to identify and disrupt any potential threat to public safety Report says it is not uncommon for U S authorities to examine threats around major events or holidays Edited by Oluleye Abiodun Felix Ajide NAN
    U.S. authorities examine terrorist threats ahead of election – Report
     U S intelligence officials are investigating potential terrorist threats ahead of the U S election U S media reported on Friday Al Qaeda could be planning attacks on Monday in the states of New York Texas and Virginia unnamed sources said without providing further details The FBI said in a statement that counterterrorism and intelligence officials remain vigilant and well postured to defend against attacks here in the United States The FBI and Department of Homeland Security were working with local law enforcement authorities to identify and disrupt any potential threat to public safety Report says it is not uncommon for U S authorities to examine threats around major events or holidays Edited by Oluleye Abiodun Felix Ajide NAN
    U.S. authorities examine terrorist threats ahead of election – Report
    Foreign6 years ago

    U.S. authorities examine terrorist threats ahead of election – Report

    U.S. intelligence officials are investigating potential terrorist threats ahead of the U.S. election, U.S. media reported on Friday.

    “Al-Qaeda could be planning attacks on Monday in the states of New York, Texas and Virginia,’’ unnamed sources said without providing further details.

    The FBI said in a statement that counterterrorism and intelligence officials “remain vigilant and well-postured to defend against attacks here in the United States.”

    The FBI and Department of Homeland Security were working with local law enforcement authorities to “identify and disrupt any potential threat to public safety.”

    Report says it is not uncommon for U.S. authorities to examine threats around major events or holidays.

    Edited by: Oluleye Abiodun/Felix Ajide
    (NAN)

     

  •  Republican candidate Donald Trump is now seen as more honest than Democratic Hillary Clinton leading 46 to Clinton s 38 per cent an eight point edge on honesty and trustworthiness among likely voters A 59 per cent majority of likely voters disapprove of Clinton s handling of questions about her use of personal email while serving as Secretary of State according to the latest Post ABC poll The two candidates were tied on this measure at the last polls in September which found majorities seeing each candidate as dishonest The Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI s announced on Friday that it might examine additional emails from an investigation that Clinton use her private email account for official duty after previously closing its investigation in June Republicans are united in their criticism of Clinton s handling of questions about her email use with 90 per cent saying they disapproved of her response The email scandal also now threatens her standing with independents and enthusiasm among Democrats In the latest survey 67 per cent of independents disapproved of Clinton s handling of questions on the email Similarly 29 per cent of Democrats gave her negative marks for the way she had addressed the issue Independents and Democrats are where Clinton has lost the most ground to Trump on the question of honesty since late September As at late September Trump held a narrow five point edge among independents on which candidate was more honest and trustworthy with 45 to 40 per cent However in the latest poll Trump leads by 23 points with independents on the question of honesty with 49 to 26 per cent The shift was due mostly to a rise among Clinton and a rise in the percentage saying neither was honest according to the poll Among Democrats the share saying Clinton is more honest than Trump has dipped from 86 per cent in early September to 76 per cent Republicans have changed little in their view that Trump is more honest with 86 per cent then to 87 per cent now it states Edited by Yusuf Zango NAN
    Trump now seen as more honest than Clinton
     Republican candidate Donald Trump is now seen as more honest than Democratic Hillary Clinton leading 46 to Clinton s 38 per cent an eight point edge on honesty and trustworthiness among likely voters A 59 per cent majority of likely voters disapprove of Clinton s handling of questions about her use of personal email while serving as Secretary of State according to the latest Post ABC poll The two candidates were tied on this measure at the last polls in September which found majorities seeing each candidate as dishonest The Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI s announced on Friday that it might examine additional emails from an investigation that Clinton use her private email account for official duty after previously closing its investigation in June Republicans are united in their criticism of Clinton s handling of questions about her email use with 90 per cent saying they disapproved of her response The email scandal also now threatens her standing with independents and enthusiasm among Democrats In the latest survey 67 per cent of independents disapproved of Clinton s handling of questions on the email Similarly 29 per cent of Democrats gave her negative marks for the way she had addressed the issue Independents and Democrats are where Clinton has lost the most ground to Trump on the question of honesty since late September As at late September Trump held a narrow five point edge among independents on which candidate was more honest and trustworthy with 45 to 40 per cent However in the latest poll Trump leads by 23 points with independents on the question of honesty with 49 to 26 per cent The shift was due mostly to a rise among Clinton and a rise in the percentage saying neither was honest according to the poll Among Democrats the share saying Clinton is more honest than Trump has dipped from 86 per cent in early September to 76 per cent Republicans have changed little in their view that Trump is more honest with 86 per cent then to 87 per cent now it states Edited by Yusuf Zango NAN
    Trump now seen as more honest than Clinton
    Foreign6 years ago

    Trump now seen as more honest than Clinton

    Republican candidate Donald Trump is now seen as more honest than Democratic Hillary Clinton, leading 46 to Clinton’s 38 per cent, an eight-point edge on honesty and trustworthiness among likely voters.

    A 59 per cent majority of likely voters disapprove of Clinton’s handling of questions about her use of personal email while serving as Secretary of State, according to the latest Post-ABC poll.

    The two candidates were tied on this measure at the last polls in September, which found majorities seeing each candidate as dishonest.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI’s) announced on Friday that it might examine additional emails from an investigation that Clinton use her private email account for official duty after previously closing its investigation in June.

    Republicans are united in their criticism of Clinton’s handling of questions about her email use, with 90 per cent saying they disapproved of her response.

    The email scandal also now threatens her standing with independents and enthusiasm among Democrats.

    In the latest survey, 67 per cent of independents disapproved of Clinton’s handling of questions on the email.

    Similarly, 29 per cent of Democrats gave her negative marks for the way she had addressed the issue.

    Independents and Democrats are where Clinton has lost the most ground to Trump on the question of honesty since late September.

    As at late September, Trump held a narrow five-point edge among independents on which candidate was more honest and trustworthy with 45 to 40 per cent.

    However, in the latest poll, Trump leads by 23 points with independents on the question of honesty, with 49 to 26 per cent.

    The shift was due mostly to a rise among Clinton and a rise in the percentage saying “neither” was honest, according to the poll.

    Among Democrats, the share saying Clinton is more honest than Trump has dipped from 86 per cent in early September to 76 per cent.

    Republicans have changed little in their view that Trump is more honest with 86 per cent then to 87 per cent now, it states.

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  •  Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is outspending her rival Republican Donald Trump in television advertisement in the final week of campaign from about 14 million dollars to 32 million dollars This came as both candidates hit battle grounds in a tightened race in Florida North Carolina Pennsylvania Arizona and Nevada according to data from Kantar Media CMAG a company that tracks political advertising Clinton s 18 million dollar last minute spending included about five million dollars in additional airtime in Florida a tight state that Donald Trump must win to reach the White House She is also putting money on the airwaves in Democrats stronghold states seeking to deny Trump inroads into states seen as her wall of defense The Democratic candidate s additional funds aimed to improve her reach in several key battlegrounds such as Ohio Pennsylvania and North Carolina Her campaign is also going up in Colorado where it last advertised in late July and Virginia where it last ran advertisement in early August She is also running her first advertisement of the general election in Michigan and New Mexico Similarly the Republican National Committee has made its first advertising buy in support of Trump putting up 2 9 million dollars in five states The states are Florida Michigan Nevada Colorado New Mexico and Iowa and a new advertisement referencing news of a Clinton related probe by the Federal Bureau of Information FBI Trump pledged to spend 25 million dollars on advertising this week although he is about five million dollars short of that target The Republican nominee would need to increase his spending by about 15 million dollars to honor his pledge to spend 100 million dollars on television from late September to the date of the election Future45 a Republican super Political Action Committee funded by the Adelson and Ricketts families also plans to spend 10 million dollars on a television campaign in the closing days The candidates campaigns and outside groups supporting their bids will spend nearly 75 million dollars on television advertisements this week The Centre for Responsive Politics has reviewed its federal election spending estimate from last week s 6 6 billion dollars to about seven billion dollars We reran the numbers and have a new and improved prediction for the total cost of the 2016 federal election There is at least 6 9 billion dollars as the total cost of the 2016 federal election about 350 million dollars more than we predicted last week the Centre said It said the biggest driver of the leap was spending by outside groups which made up about 26 per cent of all total spending These entities mostly super Political Action Committees that are not supposed to coordinate with campaigns have spent almost 73 per cent more this year compared to 2012 Since 1998 the Republicans have usually outspent Democrats in the spending contest with 2008 and 2004 being the only exceptions It is expected that the trend would continue this year with Republicans expected to spend about 216 million dollars more than Democrats spending estimated 3 3 billion dollars compared to 3 1 billion Edited by Felix Ajide NAN
    Clinton outspends Trump in TV ads spending in final days
     Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is outspending her rival Republican Donald Trump in television advertisement in the final week of campaign from about 14 million dollars to 32 million dollars This came as both candidates hit battle grounds in a tightened race in Florida North Carolina Pennsylvania Arizona and Nevada according to data from Kantar Media CMAG a company that tracks political advertising Clinton s 18 million dollar last minute spending included about five million dollars in additional airtime in Florida a tight state that Donald Trump must win to reach the White House She is also putting money on the airwaves in Democrats stronghold states seeking to deny Trump inroads into states seen as her wall of defense The Democratic candidate s additional funds aimed to improve her reach in several key battlegrounds such as Ohio Pennsylvania and North Carolina Her campaign is also going up in Colorado where it last advertised in late July and Virginia where it last ran advertisement in early August She is also running her first advertisement of the general election in Michigan and New Mexico Similarly the Republican National Committee has made its first advertising buy in support of Trump putting up 2 9 million dollars in five states The states are Florida Michigan Nevada Colorado New Mexico and Iowa and a new advertisement referencing news of a Clinton related probe by the Federal Bureau of Information FBI Trump pledged to spend 25 million dollars on advertising this week although he is about five million dollars short of that target The Republican nominee would need to increase his spending by about 15 million dollars to honor his pledge to spend 100 million dollars on television from late September to the date of the election Future45 a Republican super Political Action Committee funded by the Adelson and Ricketts families also plans to spend 10 million dollars on a television campaign in the closing days The candidates campaigns and outside groups supporting their bids will spend nearly 75 million dollars on television advertisements this week The Centre for Responsive Politics has reviewed its federal election spending estimate from last week s 6 6 billion dollars to about seven billion dollars We reran the numbers and have a new and improved prediction for the total cost of the 2016 federal election There is at least 6 9 billion dollars as the total cost of the 2016 federal election about 350 million dollars more than we predicted last week the Centre said It said the biggest driver of the leap was spending by outside groups which made up about 26 per cent of all total spending These entities mostly super Political Action Committees that are not supposed to coordinate with campaigns have spent almost 73 per cent more this year compared to 2012 Since 1998 the Republicans have usually outspent Democrats in the spending contest with 2008 and 2004 being the only exceptions It is expected that the trend would continue this year with Republicans expected to spend about 216 million dollars more than Democrats spending estimated 3 3 billion dollars compared to 3 1 billion Edited by Felix Ajide NAN
    Clinton outspends Trump in TV ads spending in final days
    Foreign6 years ago

    Clinton outspends Trump in TV ads spending in final days

    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is outspending her rival Republican Donald Trump in television advertisement in the final week of campaign, from about 14 million dollars to 32 million dollars.

    This came as both candidates hit battle grounds in a tightened race in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada, according to data from Kantar Media/CMAG, a company that tracks political advertising.

    Clinton’s 18 million-dollar last-minute spending included about five million dollars in additional airtime in Florida, a tight state that Donald Trump must win to reach the White House.

    She is also putting money on the airwaves in Democrats stronghold states, seeking to deny Trump inroads into states seen as her wall of defense.

    The Democratic candidate’s additional funds aimed to improve her reach in several key battlegrounds, such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

    Her campaign is also going up in Colorado, where it last advertised in late July, and Virginia, where it last ran advertisement in early August.

    She is also running her first advertisement of the general election in Michigan and New Mexico.

    Similarly, the Republican National Committee has made its first advertising buy in support of Trump, putting up 2.9 million dollars in five states.

    The states are Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Iowa, and a new advertisement referencing news of a Clinton-related probe by the Federal Bureau of Information (FBI).

    Trump pledged to spend 25 million dollars on advertising this week, although he is about five million dollars short of that target.

    The Republican nominee would need to increase his spending by about 15 million dollars to honor his pledge to spend 100 million dollars on television from late September to the date of the election.

    Future45, a Republican super Political Action Committee, funded by the Adelson and Ricketts families, also plans to spend 10 million dollars on a television campaign in the closing days.

    The candidates’ campaigns and outside groups supporting their bids will spend nearly 75 million dollars on television advertisements this week.

    The Centre for Responsive Politics has reviewed its federal election spending estimate from last week’s 6.6 billion dollars to about seven billion dollars.

    “We reran the numbers, and have a new-and-improved prediction for the total cost of the 2016 federal election.

    “There is at least 6.9 billion dollars as the total cost of the 2016 federal election, about 350 million dollars more than we predicted last week,” the Centre said.

    It said the biggest driver of the leap was spending by outside groups, which made up about 26 per cent of all total spending.

    “These entities, mostly super-Political Action Committees that are not supposed to coordinate with campaigns, have spent almost 73 per cent more this year compared to 2012.”

    Since 1998, the Republicans have usually outspent Democrats in the spending contest, with 2008 and 2004 being the only exceptions.

    It is expected that the trend would continue this year with Republicans expected to spend about 216 million dollars more than Democrats, spending estimated 3.3 billion dollars compared to $3.1 billion.

    Edited by: Felix Ajide
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  •  There is a picture of tight race to the finish for both Democratic Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in critical battlegrounds of Arizona Florida Nevada and Pennsylvania six days to the election A new polls across the four states showed Clinton holding a four point edge among likely voters in the historically blue tilting Pennsylvania while Trump tops Clinton by five points with voters in red leaning Arizona Florida appeared to be as tight a contest as ever with Clinton at 49 per cent among likely voters and Trump at 47 per cent In Nevada the poll showed the race had also shifted with Trump now ahead with 49 per cent to Clinton s 43 per cent compared with a two point Clinton edge in mid October The mid October poll came at a particularly bad time for Trump in most polls following the second presidential debate and the revelation of a tape in which he talked about sexually aggressive behavior toward women using vulgar language The new poll came at a challenging time for Clinton in many polls with national and some state polls narrowing amid news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI has obtained additional emails It is believed that the additional emails could be relevant to the FBI s investigation of the private server Clinton used while she was Secretary of State Across all four states women were more apt than men to support Clinton as men tilted to Trump in each place according to the poll The polls showed that white voters heavily supported Trump in each state while non whites favor Clinton by wide margins Similarly voters who said they had already cast ballots in Arizona and Nevada were about evenly split with a narrow advantage for Clinton while she held a wide margin among those who said they had already voted in Florida Trump tops Clinton by double digits in all three states among those likely voters who said they planned to cast their ballot on Nov 8 In Pennsylvania where votes cast before election day come only from those who apply for an absentee ballot and have a reason why they can t vote on Election Day there were too few early voters to analyse In Florida and Nevada there were sharp enthusiasm gaps between Clinton voters and Trump voters with the Trump backers far more likely to say they are enthusiastic about voting this year In Florida 58 per cent of enthusiasts were among Trump supporters compared to 48 per cent among Clinton backers while in Nevada 61 per cent were for Trump voters while 48 per cent were for Clinton supporters In Arizona and Pennsylvania fewer than half of voters in both states said they were extremely or very enthusiastic about voting for president this year Edited by Isnail Abdulaziz NAN
    Tight race continues for Clinton, Trump in critical battleground states
     There is a picture of tight race to the finish for both Democratic Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in critical battlegrounds of Arizona Florida Nevada and Pennsylvania six days to the election A new polls across the four states showed Clinton holding a four point edge among likely voters in the historically blue tilting Pennsylvania while Trump tops Clinton by five points with voters in red leaning Arizona Florida appeared to be as tight a contest as ever with Clinton at 49 per cent among likely voters and Trump at 47 per cent In Nevada the poll showed the race had also shifted with Trump now ahead with 49 per cent to Clinton s 43 per cent compared with a two point Clinton edge in mid October The mid October poll came at a particularly bad time for Trump in most polls following the second presidential debate and the revelation of a tape in which he talked about sexually aggressive behavior toward women using vulgar language The new poll came at a challenging time for Clinton in many polls with national and some state polls narrowing amid news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI has obtained additional emails It is believed that the additional emails could be relevant to the FBI s investigation of the private server Clinton used while she was Secretary of State Across all four states women were more apt than men to support Clinton as men tilted to Trump in each place according to the poll The polls showed that white voters heavily supported Trump in each state while non whites favor Clinton by wide margins Similarly voters who said they had already cast ballots in Arizona and Nevada were about evenly split with a narrow advantage for Clinton while she held a wide margin among those who said they had already voted in Florida Trump tops Clinton by double digits in all three states among those likely voters who said they planned to cast their ballot on Nov 8 In Pennsylvania where votes cast before election day come only from those who apply for an absentee ballot and have a reason why they can t vote on Election Day there were too few early voters to analyse In Florida and Nevada there were sharp enthusiasm gaps between Clinton voters and Trump voters with the Trump backers far more likely to say they are enthusiastic about voting this year In Florida 58 per cent of enthusiasts were among Trump supporters compared to 48 per cent among Clinton backers while in Nevada 61 per cent were for Trump voters while 48 per cent were for Clinton supporters In Arizona and Pennsylvania fewer than half of voters in both states said they were extremely or very enthusiastic about voting for president this year Edited by Isnail Abdulaziz NAN
    Tight race continues for Clinton, Trump in critical battleground states
    Foreign6 years ago

    Tight race continues for Clinton, Trump in critical battleground states

    There is a picture of tight race to the finish for both Democratic Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in critical battlegrounds of Arizona, Florida, Nevada and Pennsylvania, six days to the election.

    A new polls across the four states showed Clinton holding a four-point edge among likely voters in the historically blue-tilting Pennsylvania, while Trump tops Clinton by five points with voters in red-leaning Arizona.

    Florida appeared to be as tight a contest as ever, with Clinton at 49 per cent among likely voters and Trump at 47 per cent.

    In Nevada, the poll showed the race had also shifted, with Trump now ahead with 49 per cent to Clinton’s 43 per cent, compared with a two-point Clinton edge in mid-October.

    The mid-October poll came at a particularly bad time for Trump in most polls, following the second presidential debate and the revelation of a tape in which he talked about sexually aggressive behavior toward women using vulgar language.

    The new poll came at a challenging time for Clinton in many polls, with national and some state polls narrowing amid news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has obtained additional emails.

    It is believed that the additional emails could be relevant to the FBI’s investigation of the private server Clinton used while she was Secretary of State.

    Across all four states, women were more apt than men to support Clinton as men tilted to Trump in each place, according to the poll.

    The polls showed that white voters heavily supported Trump in each state, while non-whites favor Clinton by wide margins.

    Similarly, voters who said they had already cast ballots in Arizona and Nevada were about evenly split, with a narrow advantage for Clinton, while she held a wide margin among those who said they had already voted in Florida.

    Trump tops Clinton by double-digits in all three states among those likely voters who said they planned to cast their ballot on Nov. 8.

    In Pennsylvania, where votes cast before election day come only from those who apply for an absentee ballot and have a reason why they can’t vote on Election Day, there were too few early voters to analyse.

    In Florida and Nevada, there were sharp enthusiasm gaps between Clinton voters and Trump voters, with the Trump backers far more likely to say they are enthusiastic about voting this year.

    In Florida, 58 per cent of enthusiasts were among Trump supporters compared to 48 per cent among Clinton backers while in Nevada, 61 per cent were for Trump voters while 48 per cent were for Clinton supporters.

    In Arizona and Pennsylvania, fewer than half of voters in both states said they were extremely or very enthusiastic about voting for president this year.

    Edited by: Isnail Abdulaziz
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  •  U S President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his first comments on the FBI decision to tell Congress about the discovery of emails that could be related to investigation of Hillary Clinton s private email server He said I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations we don t operate on innuendo We don t operate on incomplete information We don t operate on leaks The FBI prompted a political firestorm on Friday when it said investigators had learned of the existence of emails that appeared to be pertinent to the investigation into Clinton s use of a private email server while secretary of state Obama stressed that earlier investigations by the FBI Justice Department and Congress concluded that Clinton made some mistakes but there wasn t anything prosecutable Obama did not mention FBI Director James Comey by name However another top Democrat responding to Comey s move said in an interview with CNN that she believed Comey made a mistake by informing Congress about the emails House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said he couldn t take the heat from Republicans when the emails were discovered in separate investigation into former U S congressman Anthony Weiner the husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin Weiner is under investigation for allegedly sending explicit images to an underage girl Clinton had also questioned the FBI s decision to announce the move just days ahead of the Nov 8 election In July following a nearly year long investigation Comey said Clinton had been extremely careless in her handling of classified information However had not broken the law and the Justice Department declined to bring charges Edited by Damilola Oyewole Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu NAN
    Obama reacts to FBI director’s move
     U S President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his first comments on the FBI decision to tell Congress about the discovery of emails that could be related to investigation of Hillary Clinton s private email server He said I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations we don t operate on innuendo We don t operate on incomplete information We don t operate on leaks The FBI prompted a political firestorm on Friday when it said investigators had learned of the existence of emails that appeared to be pertinent to the investigation into Clinton s use of a private email server while secretary of state Obama stressed that earlier investigations by the FBI Justice Department and Congress concluded that Clinton made some mistakes but there wasn t anything prosecutable Obama did not mention FBI Director James Comey by name However another top Democrat responding to Comey s move said in an interview with CNN that she believed Comey made a mistake by informing Congress about the emails House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said he couldn t take the heat from Republicans when the emails were discovered in separate investigation into former U S congressman Anthony Weiner the husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin Weiner is under investigation for allegedly sending explicit images to an underage girl Clinton had also questioned the FBI s decision to announce the move just days ahead of the Nov 8 election In July following a nearly year long investigation Comey said Clinton had been extremely careless in her handling of classified information However had not broken the law and the Justice Department declined to bring charges Edited by Damilola Oyewole Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu NAN
    Obama reacts to FBI director’s move
    Foreign6 years ago

    Obama reacts to FBI director’s move

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his first comments on the FBI decision to tell Congress about the discovery of emails that could be related to investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

    He said “I do think that there is a norm that when there are investigations, we don’t operate on innuendo. We don’t operate on incomplete information.

    “We don’t operate on leaks.’’

    The FBI prompted a political firestorm on Friday when it said investigators had “learned of the existence of emails that appeared to be pertinent to the investigation” into Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state.

    Obama stressed that earlier investigations by the FBI, Justice Department and Congress concluded that Clinton made some mistakes but there wasn’t anything prosecutable.

    Obama did not mention FBI Director James Comey by name.

    However another top Democrat responding to Comey’s move said in an interview with CNN  that she believed Comey “made a mistake” by informing Congress about the emails.

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said he “couldn’t take the heat” from Republicans when the emails were discovered in separate investigation into former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner, the husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

    Weiner is under investigation for allegedly sending explicit images to an underage girl.

    Clinton had also questioned the FBI’s decision to announce the move just days ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

    In July, following a nearly year-long investigation, Comey said Clinton had been “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information.

    “However, had not broken the law, and the Justice Department declined to bring charges.

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  •  Democratic Party s presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has urged the FBI to release complete information about its newly discovered emails of her private server when she was Secretary of State Clinton said at a news conference that American people deserved to have full and complete information about the bureau s latest review of the emails We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetime Voting is already underway in our country So the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately The director himself has said he doesn t know whether the emails referenced in his letter are significant or not I m confident that whatever they are will not change the conclusion reached in July Therefore it is imperative that the bureau explain this issue in question whatever it is without any delay she said Clinton said that she had not been contacted by anyone about the new investigation and was unaware what if any new evidence had been found Right now your guess is as good as mine and I don t think that s good enough she said She said that it was unclear if the email investigation was linked to the criminal probe into the sexting scandal of Anthony Weiner who recently separated from Clinton s aide Huma Abedin We ve heard these rumours and we don t know what to believe We don t know the facts which is why we re calling on the FBI to release all the information it has Clinton said She expressed reservation about FBI s sending out this kind of letter that is only going originally to Republican members of the house According to her the bureau needs to share whatever facts they claim to have with the American people and that s what I expect to happen FBI Director James Comey had told lawmakers on Friday that the bureau was reviewing new emails related to Hillary Clinton s personal serve Edited by Olisa Ifeajika NAN
    Clinton asks FBI to release complete information on email scandal
     Democratic Party s presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has urged the FBI to release complete information about its newly discovered emails of her private server when she was Secretary of State Clinton said at a news conference that American people deserved to have full and complete information about the bureau s latest review of the emails We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetime Voting is already underway in our country So the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately The director himself has said he doesn t know whether the emails referenced in his letter are significant or not I m confident that whatever they are will not change the conclusion reached in July Therefore it is imperative that the bureau explain this issue in question whatever it is without any delay she said Clinton said that she had not been contacted by anyone about the new investigation and was unaware what if any new evidence had been found Right now your guess is as good as mine and I don t think that s good enough she said She said that it was unclear if the email investigation was linked to the criminal probe into the sexting scandal of Anthony Weiner who recently separated from Clinton s aide Huma Abedin We ve heard these rumours and we don t know what to believe We don t know the facts which is why we re calling on the FBI to release all the information it has Clinton said She expressed reservation about FBI s sending out this kind of letter that is only going originally to Republican members of the house According to her the bureau needs to share whatever facts they claim to have with the American people and that s what I expect to happen FBI Director James Comey had told lawmakers on Friday that the bureau was reviewing new emails related to Hillary Clinton s personal serve Edited by Olisa Ifeajika NAN
    Clinton asks FBI to release complete information on email scandal
    Foreign6 years ago

    Clinton asks FBI to release complete information on email scandal

    Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has urged the FBI to release complete information about its newly discovered emails of her private server when she was Secretary of State.

    Clinton said at a news conference that American people deserved to have full and complete information about the bureau’s latest review of the emails.

    “We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetime.

    “Voting is already underway in our country. So, the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately.

    “The director himself has said he doesn’t know whether the emails referenced in his letter are significant or not.

    “I’m confident that whatever they are will not change the conclusion reached in July.

    “Therefore, it is imperative that the bureau explain this issue in question, whatever it is, without any delay,” she said.

    Clinton said that she had not been contacted by anyone about the new investigation and was unaware what, if any, new evidence had been found.

    “Right now, your guess is as good as mine, and I don’t think that’s good enough,” she said.

    She said that it was unclear if the email investigation was linked to the criminal probe into the sexting scandal of Anthony Weiner, who recently separated from Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin.

    “We’ve heard these rumours and we don’t know what to believe.

    “We don’t know the facts, which is why we’re calling on the FBI to release all the information it has,” Clinton said.

    She expressed reservation about FBI’s “sending out this kind of letter that is only going originally to Republican members of the house”.

    According to her, the bureau needs to share whatever facts they claim to have with the American people and that’s what I expect to happen.

    FBI Director, James Comey, had told lawmakers on Friday that the bureau was reviewing new emails related to Hillary Clinton’s personal serve.

    Edited by: Olisa Ifeajika
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  •  Italian police on Tuesday said that seven paedophiles linked to a global online network that counted tens of thousands of affiliates had been arrested at the end of a three year investigation dubbed Deep connection All the suspects were described as Italian men except for a U S soldier and all in their 40s or 50s save for a 28 year old One a shopkeeper in his 50s was said to have abused three children aged four to eight They are the first to be charged in Italy with international criminal conspiracy to commit sex abuse offences introduced in 2012 to ratify an international convention against child exploitation and abuse the Polizia di Stato said Report says the crime is punishable with up to eight years imprisonment The men who were arrested belonged to the notorious paedophile website led by Australian childcare worker Shannon McCoole who was arrested in 2014 and sentenced to 35 years imprisonment a year later They added that the website had 45 000 active members from all over the world The U S Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI and police from the Australian state of Queensland helped the Italian probe the Polizia di Stato said Edited by Oluleye Abiodun and Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Italy police arrest seven linked to online global paedophile network
     Italian police on Tuesday said that seven paedophiles linked to a global online network that counted tens of thousands of affiliates had been arrested at the end of a three year investigation dubbed Deep connection All the suspects were described as Italian men except for a U S soldier and all in their 40s or 50s save for a 28 year old One a shopkeeper in his 50s was said to have abused three children aged four to eight They are the first to be charged in Italy with international criminal conspiracy to commit sex abuse offences introduced in 2012 to ratify an international convention against child exploitation and abuse the Polizia di Stato said Report says the crime is punishable with up to eight years imprisonment The men who were arrested belonged to the notorious paedophile website led by Australian childcare worker Shannon McCoole who was arrested in 2014 and sentenced to 35 years imprisonment a year later They added that the website had 45 000 active members from all over the world The U S Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI and police from the Australian state of Queensland helped the Italian probe the Polizia di Stato said Edited by Oluleye Abiodun and Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Italy police arrest seven linked to online global paedophile network
    Foreign6 years ago

    Italy police arrest seven linked to online global paedophile network

    Italian police on Tuesday said that seven paedophiles linked to a global online network that counted tens of thousands of affiliates had been arrested at the end of a three-year investigation dubbed “Deep connection”.

    All the suspects were described as Italian men, except for a U.S. soldier, and all in their 40s or 50s, save for a 28-year-old.

    One, a shopkeeper in his 50s, was said to have abused three children aged four to eight.

    “They are the first to be charged in Italy with international criminal conspiracy to commit sex abuse offences, introduced in 2012 to ratify an international convention against child exploitation and abuse,’’ the Polizia di Stato said.

    Report says the crime is punishable with up to eight years imprisonment.

    The men who were arrested belonged to the notorious paedophile website led by Australian childcare worker, Shannon McCoole, who was arrested in 2014 and sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment a year later.

    They added that the website had 45,000 active members from all over the world.

    “The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and police from the Australian state of Queensland helped the Italian probe,’’ the Polizia di Stato said.

    Edited by: Oluleye Abiodun and Abdullahi Yusuf
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