Clinton goes for uplift, Trump goes after her on final day

From The Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Furiously campaigning to the last, Hillary Clinton tried Monday to emerge from the cloud of suspicion that has followed her campaign and close her historic bid with a call for unity and hope. Donald Trump vowed not to make it easy.

Both candidates set exhausting schedules for the final day of a campaign that has wearied the entire nation, each visiting four states in appearances stretching deep into the night.

Trump tried to keep the focus on Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Hours after the FBI announced on Sunday that it had again cleared her, Trump and his campaign questioned the bureau’s decision anew. The campaign suggested the latest rapid review of a Clinton aide’s emails could not have been thorough.

“They’ve bungled the investigation from the beginning,” Trump spokesman Jason Miller said on CNN. Miller called for the FBI to release the newly discovered emails belonging to aide Huma Adebin.

The comments were a reminder that FBI Director James Comey’s news, delivered in a letter to lawmakers on Sunday, was a doubled-edged sword for Clinton. While it vindicated her claims that the emails would not yield new evidence, it ensured that the final hours of her campaign would be spent talking about a subject that has damaged her credibility.

Clinton’s campaign said she would not be discussing the news Monday as she campaigns in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan. She instead shifted to message of reconciliation after a rough campaign.

“I think I have some work to …

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