Clinton seeks to use new FBI inquiry as galvanizing force

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles as Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during a campaign event at the Taylor Allderdice High School, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s team is plunging into the final full week of campaigning before Election Day on two parallel tracks.

The campaign has launched a vigorous, coordinated effort to press the FBI to release more details about the new email inquiry, hoping more information distances Clinton from the discoveries.

They’re also wielding the controversial decision to disclose the developments in the election’s final days as a way to shake off Democratic complacency and give supporters new motivation to vote.

While Comey’s actions have no doubt put the Clinton campaign on edge, they’ve also put the candidate in a position where she’s at ease and often at her best — with her back against the wall, railing against what she sees as an unfair or even partisan attempt to take her down. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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