Clinton to Talk About American Exceptionalism

The FBI is set to release their report to the DOJ on Clinton’s server; roughly 30 new Clinton emails uncovered by the FBI relate to Benghazi.

Aug. 31, 2016, 10:28 a.m.

“After a string of fund-raisers in the Hamp­tons, Hil­lary Clin­ton will briefly re-emerge on Wed­nes­day to talk about Amer­ica’s place in the world. Mrs. Clin­ton will ad­dress the Amer­ic­an Le­gion’s na­tion­al con­ven­tion in Cin­cin­nati. And Don­ald J. Trump will have an op­por­tun­ity to re­spond to how she por­trays him: He is sched­uled to speak to the same gath­er­ing on Thursday. … In her speech to the vet­er­ans or­gan­iz­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to a cam­paign of­fi­cial, Mrs. Clin­ton plans to ‘make the case for Amer­ic­an ex­cep­tion­al­ism’ — a term that Mr. Trump has said he does not like.” (New York Times)

FBI RE­LEASE PENDING. “The FBI ex­pects to pub­licly re­lease in the com­ing days the re­port the bur­eau sent to the Justice De­part­ment in Ju­ly re­com­mend­ing no charges in the Hil­lary Clin­ton email serv­er in­vest­ig­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to mul­tiple law en­force­ment of­fi­cials. … Also to be re­leased is Hil­lary Clin­ton’s 302, the FBI agent notes from Clin­ton’s vol­un­tary in­ter­view at FBI headquar­ters.” (CNN)

FROM THE NEW TROVE OF CLIN­TON EMAILS. “The State De­part­ment said Tues­day it has found ap­prox­im­ately 30 emails from…Clin­ton’s ac­count that could be re­lated to the 2012 at­tacks on two U.S. gov­ern­ment fa­cil­it­ies in Benghazi, Libya. The new doc­u­ments were found among the roughly 15,000 emails forensic­ally re­covered by the Fed­er­al Bur­eau of In­vest­ig­a­tion from Mrs. Clin­ton’s per­son­al email serv­er as part of its in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to wheth­er she or her aides mis­handled clas­si­fied in­form­a­tion.” (Wall Street Journ­al)

JU­DI­CIAL WATCH SUIT. “Clin­ton has 30 days to provide writ­ten an­swers to 25 ques­tions stem­ming from her use of a private e-mail serv­er dur­ing her four years as U.S. sec­ret­ary of state. Among the ques­tions, drawn up by the watch­dog group Ju­di­cial Watch with the per­mis­sion of a fed­er­al judge, the Demo­crat­ic pres­id­en­tial nom­in­ee is asked to ex­plain un­der oath why and how that private e-mail sys­tem was cre­ated, when she de­cided to use it for of­fi­cial busi­ness, if she un­der­stood such mes­sages would be sub­ject to dis­clos­ure un­der the fed­er­al Free­dom of In­form­a­tion Act and wheth­er any­one warned her about the risks of hack­ing.” (Bloomberg)

CLIN­TON FOUND­A­TION UN­DER PRES­SURE. “The Clin­ton fam­ily is be­ing pressed by some party of­fi­cials and donors to sever all ties to the Clin­ton Found­a­tion should…Clin­ton win the pres­id­en­tial elec­tion. Former Pres­id­ent Bill Clin­ton last week de­scribed a series of steps that in­cluded end­ing for­eign and cor­por­ate dona­tions to the found­a­tion and his step­ping down from the board—while pre­serving a role for daugh­ter Chelsea Clin­ton. Yet, even some al­lies are ar­guing that those moves wouldn’t go far enough to pre­vent an ap­pear­ance of un­due in­flu­ence by the char­ity’s donors.” (Wall Street Journ­al)

KAINE NEEDLES TRUMP. Tim Kaine “chal­lenged … Trump on Tues­day to be more forth­com­ing about his health, tak­ing aim at … Trump over an is­sue he has tried to use to un­der­mine … Clin­ton. As part of a lengthy cri­tique of … Trump … Kaine mocked a four-para­graph let­ter signed last year by a doc­tor for … Trump, which pro­claimed the can­did­ate’s strength and stam­ina to be ‘ex­traordin­ary.’” Kaine also ac­cused Trump “of with­hold­ing crit­ic­al in­form­a­tion from the pub­lic on a vari­ety of fronts, in­clud­ing his tax re­turns and de­tails about his busi­ness ties.” (New York Times)

OBAMA ON THE TRAIL. Pres­id­ent Obama plans to “make at least a dozen cam­paign ap­pear­ances in battle­ground states from now to Elec­tion Day on Nov. 8.” His goal is to “urge his most en­thu­si­ast­ic sup­port­ers — young voters and Afric­an-Amer­ic­ans — to re­gister or to be sure to turn out to vote for” Clin­ton. (New York Times) Obama already made one pub­lic cam­paign ap­pear­ance for Clin­ton in North Car­o­lina in early Ju­ly, and is sched­uled to cam­paign for her in Pennsylvania on Septem­ber 13.

RED STATE OF­FENS­IVE. The Clin­ton cam­paign “is tak­ing some cred­it for for­cing Don­ald Trump to seem­ingly de­fend ter­rit­ory that Re­pub­lic­ans al­most nev­er lose. After weeks of Brook­lyn tele­graph­ing a com­pet­it­ive race in tra­di­tion­ally red states and mak­ing pub­lic moves that look like ini­tial in­vest­ments — boost­ing staff, hold­ing fun­draisers and prom­ising more in­vest­ments — Trump is now cam­paign­ing in Ari­zona, which has voted Re­pub­lic­an in 15 of the past 16 elec­tions, while his run­ning mate goes to Geor­gia, a state that’s gone red in sev­en of the past eight cycles.” (Politico)

BUSH ERA EN­DORSE­MENT. “Clin­ton will get the en­dorse­ment of an­oth­er of­fi­cial from a Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­en­tial ad­min­is­tra­tion on Wed­nes­day. … James Clad, the former deputy as­sist­ant sec­ret­ary of de­fense un­der Pres­id­ent George W. Bush,” is set to en­dorse her. (Politico)

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