Hillary Clinton came here Wednesday in an attempt to turn the spotlight away from her handling of classified emails and back on rival Donald Trump’s controversial business practices. But Republicans back in Washington began assembling the political machinery to keep the email issue at center stage through the presidential election.
The outcome of the weekend Democratic platform meeting in Orlando will help determine whether Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders appear together in New Hampshire next week, people familiar with the talks say.
Donald Trump wasn’t scheduled to take the stage here until 7 p.m. Wednesday. But by 6:30 p.m., the crowd on this sweaty summer night was growing noisy and restless, and launching into sudden sporadic chants about “crooked Hillary” as they packed together tightly.
A powerhouse legal team representing a bipartisan group of congressional members and candidates is unleashing a new effort to overturn the case that birthed super PACs, part of a novel strategy to rein in the big money that has poured into campaigns since 2010.
Hillary Clinton may avoid criminal charges, but the searing rebuke of her “extremely careless” email practices Tuesday by FBI Director James B. Comey is likely to reverberate through the November election and, if she wins, well into her presidency.
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.