Clinton and Trump have a near-encounter in a battle for Ohio

  • Clinton and Trump have a near-encounter in a battle for Ohio

Clinton and Trump have a near-encounter in a battle for Ohio

Tim Kaine attacked Donald Trump as a danger to national security for his seeming to encourage Russian Federation to hack Hillary Clinton's emails, and sought to compare the Republican nominee's remarks to the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. She has mostly traveled by private jet during the primaries and the summer but was being accompanied on the plane by journalists for the first time.

"We're just going as hard and fast as we possibly can to be organised for turning out the vote, because we've always thought this was going to be hard, and that's why, you know, I'm not anxious, I'm just working", she said.

Trump told the labour meeting his rising poll numbers are a sign his messages about tossing bad global trade deals and curbing illegal immigration are resonating with voters.

While most polls show Trump trailing Clinton in many battleground states where the election will likely be decided - including in OH - he has drawn close to even with her in some national polls and even inched ahead in others.

Trump, meanwhile, participated in a round table with union members in Cleveland and was scheduled to campaign later in the OH city of Youngstown.

Clinton, who is facing Trump for the White House in the November 8 election, has been dogged for more than a year by the fallout from her decision to use an unauthorized private email account run from the basement of her Chappaqua, New York, home.

"We understand and respect her decision to propose the time to hold a meeting", said Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu in a tweet, adding that contact with Clinton's campaign was ongoing.

Clinton's conversation with reporters was cut shot during her flight because she had a fit of coughs while answering a question.

According to reports released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on September 2, she was shown an email with a "C" marking on it, indicating that it was classified, Clinton told the Federal Bureau of Investigation she thought the letter was there to help organise the paragraphs alphabetically.

Hillary Clinton plane press corps
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Trump visited a predominantly black church in Detroit on Saturday in a rare appearance with minority voters, aiming to counter Clinton's argument to moderate and suburban voters that he has allowed a racist fringe to influence his candidacy.

And while Sunday's CBS News Battleground Tracker shows Clinton, 68, leading Trump in two key states, by eight points in Pennsylvania and four points in North Carolina, recent polls show the race tightening nationally.

The start of full-fledged campaigning opens a pivotal month, culminating in the first presidential debate on September 26 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Trump told reporters he does plan to take part in all three presidential debates, joking that only a "hurricane" or "natural disaster" would prevent him from attending. Later in the day, she was joining with labor leaders in the Quad Cities community of Hampton, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from Iowa, where she is locked in a tight contest with Trump.

The former secretary of state raised a combined $143 million in August for her campaign, the Democratic National Committee and state parties - her best month yet.

"And talk about national security - he has openly encouraged Russia to engage in cyber hacking to try to find more emails or materials, and we know that this cyber attack on the DNC was likely done by Russia", Kaine said.

Trump told reporters on the way to Youngstown that the criticism of the speech had more to do with the crowd's enthusiasm for addressing illegal immigration than his policy positions.

There's plenty that can happen between Labor Day and Election Day in the 2016 race for president.