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Clinton speaks on "practicing" her composure

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 01:28

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says she practiced her composure before the presidential debates by spending ''hours being insulted by my team and my friends.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaigned in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Friday (October 28), where she spoke about practicing her composure. "I stood next to Donald Trump for four and a half hours during those three debates... people say 'well, how did you keep your composure?' Well I practiced that a lot. I had team and the young man playing Trump for me just insult me up and down. It was exhausting. I spent hours being insulted by my team and my friends," Clinton said. Clinton's campaign was hit on Friday by the FBI's reopening of its investigation into her use of a private email server while secretary of state, eroding a political boost from a strong U.S. economic report. Clinton did not mention reports of the investigation during her rally. New emails the FBI is examining were discovered after the agency seized electronic devices belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing law enforcement officials. With just 11 days to go before the Nov. 8 election, FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to several congressional Republicans that the agency had learned of the existence of emails that appeared to be pertinent to its investigation. However, he said the FBI did not know if the emails were significant and did not provide a time frame for the probe. Republican Donald Trump's campaign reacted with glee. His campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said on Twitter that "a great day in our campaign just got even better." The resurrection of the email issue, which has dogged Clinton's campaign from the start, dimmed a day that had featured good news for her effort to win the White House.

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Clinton speaks on "practicing" her composure

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 01:28