FBI releases new files on Clinton investigation, debate moderators unveiled

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigning in West Virginia. (AP photos)

WASHINGTON (Media General) – As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate Labor Day with one last summer vacation, both the Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates are eager to examine their strategy for November’s general election.

Donald Trump’s campaign is set to visit Detroit, Michigan on Saturday to reach out to African-American voters. The most recent polls indicate Trump continues to struggle to attract minority supporters.

“Only 13% of African-Americans and Latinos think Trump actually cares about them, to 74% who say they don’t think he does. Hillary Clinton is winning their voters 73-9 with Jill Stein at 6% and Gary Johnson at 3%,” according to a press release from the Public Policy Polling.

Another survey, released this week, from USA Today / Suffolk University indicated Hillary Clinton continued to maintain a 7 point lead over Trump, similar to what she experienced after the Democratic National Convention.

Debate moderators announced

With less than a month to go until the Presidential debates, the organizers of the four separate events have released who will moderate each event.

Debate 1: Moderated by Lester Holt (Sept. 26)
VP Debate: Moderated by Elaine Quijano (Oct. 4)
Debate 2: Moderated by Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz (Oct. 9)
Debate 3: Moderated by Chris Wallace (Oct. 19)

For a look at the format of each event click here.

FBI releases Clinton files

The FBI released internal documents from its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email servers during her time as secretary of state. Clinton’s trustworthiness has become a major issue with voters in the 2016 race, thanks in large part to the email setup that allowed her to use a private email account and, initially, skirt federal transparency laws.

The documents released on Friday afternoon, at Clinton’s request, contain more colorful details than previously disclosed publicly about Team Clinton’s inner workings but don’t appear to carry any damning information that would place the Democratic nominee in legal jeopardy.

FBI Director James Comey announced in July that Clinton would not face criminal charges, but Republicans will certainly use the new information to further paint Clinton as secretive and untrustworthy.

For the latest on where things stand in the Race for the White House, follow: @MarkPmeredith , @ChanceSeales on Twitter

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