Republican presidential candidate Trump hammered his Democratic rival Clinton on Monday as a threat to the country, saying that electing her could throw the country into crisis. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hammered his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Monday as a threat to the country, saying that electing her while the FBI was investigating material possibly related to her email set-up could throw the country into crisis. "The investigation will last for years," Trump told a rally in Warren, Michigan. "Nothing will get done...and our country will continue to suffer," he said. Trump, a wealthy New York businessman, said electing Clinton on Nov. 8 would leave the country "in a constitutional crisis that we cannot afford. "Hillary's corruption is a threat to democracy," he said. Little is publicly known yet about the emails being investigated, other than that they were found during an unrelated probe into the estranged husband of a top Clinton aide. FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress on Friday the agency was probing more emails that might relate to Clinton's use of a private email server, but added "we don't know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails." Trump has seized on the news to press his long-standing charge that Clinton lacks integrity, hoping he can make an improbable late comeback and win the White House. Opinion polls have shown Clinton's lead over Trump was narrowing slightly since early last week. It is not yet known if the email controversy will hurt her support. Millions of Americans have already cast their ballot in early voting. Clinton held a five percentage point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday, down only slightly since the FBI said last week it was reviewing new emails in its investigation of the former secretary of state. Some 44 percent of likely voters said they would support Clinton, while 39 percent said they would support Trump, according to the Oct. 26-30 survey. Clinton had held a 6 point advantage over Trump in the five-day tracking poll last Thursday.