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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

Donald Trump on Sunday rejected the FBI's announcement that a new review of emails did not change the conclusion of the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, questioning how the FBI reviewed the emails so quickly and insisting that Clinton is "guilty" and "corrupt."

During a rally in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Trump told the crowd that the FBI's decision shows that the system is "rigged."

"Right now, she is being protected by a rigged system. It’s a totally rigged system,” he said. “You can’t review 650,000 new emails in eight days. You can’t do it, folks."

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After FBI Director James Comey announced on Sunday that the review of newly discovered emails did not change the conclusions of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) still insisted that the FBI probe nonetheless revealed that Clinton was careless and played "by her own rules."

"Regardless of this decision, the undisputed finding of the FBI's investigation is that Secretary Clinton put our nation's secrets at risk and in doing so compromised our national security. She simply believes she's above the law and always plays by her own rules," Ryan said in a statement released shortly after Comey's letter was publicized. "This is a pattern with the Clintons, and the American people should not have to endure four more years of their scandal and baggage."

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In another upheaval to the presidential race, FBI Director James Comey on Sunday afternoon sent a new letter to Congress notifying members that after reviewing a new batch of emails to and from Hillary Clinton, the bureau has not "not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton."

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While criticizing the "political and media elite" during a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday, Donald Trump acknowledged his wealth and suggested that he had had some kind of epiphany about the plight of the working class.

"The political and media elite have no idea what it's like to be living on a paycheck, paycheck to paycheck basis, not knowing whether or not the owners and leaders of their company are negotiating to move their plant or factory to Mexico or some other country and fire them sometimes with virtually no notice — happening all over the country, not going to happen with us, folks. It's not going to happen with us," he said.

Trump talking about living paycheck to paycheck may strain credulity, but Trump assured the crowd that he understood and is on their side now.

"Politicians don't understand what that's like. The media and the political elite don't know the pain and the suffering these people are living under, but I figured it out a long time ago, and that's why I'm here. I'm with you rather than where I was. I was on the other side," he continued. "I was on the other side. I understand it well. I understand the other side well. I was enjoying my life for many years on the other side, but I also love our country, and I will tell you, our country was going bad."

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During the first of five rallies that Donald Trump has planned for Sunday, the Republican nominee railed against Hillary Clinton, anticipating that she will soon be indicted, to cheers from attendees at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa.

"There's little doubt that FBI Director Comey and the great special agents within the FBI will be able to collect more than enough evidence to garner indictments against Hillary Clinton and her inner circle despite her effort to disparage and discredit the FBI," Trump said, prompting "Lock her up" chants in the crowd.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a critic of Donald Trump, suggested in an interview published Saturday that the Republican nominee's comments about undocumented immigrants have driven Hispanic voters to the polls.

"The story of this election may be the mobilization of the Hispanic vote,” Graham told the New York Times. “So Trump deserves the award for Hispanic turnout. He did more to get them out than any Democrat has ever done.”

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Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, on Sunday morning praised the FBI overall but said that those at the bureau leaking stories about investigations into Clinton "should shut up."

During an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," host Chuck Todd referenced comments from Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine on Saturday. Kaine said that people in the FBI were "actively working" to help the Donald Trump campaign, which put pressure on Comey to notify Congress about a new review of emails related to the investigation of Clinton's private email server.

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