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Trump aide says FBI won't be 'centerpiece'

Posted at 9:58 AM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 09:58:39-04

Donald Trump's campaign manager says the Republican presidential candidate won't make the FBI's new email discovery the "centerpiece" of his campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

FBI director James Comey notified Congress Friday that investigators were examining whether newly discovered emails may be relevant to the dormant investigation of Clinton's use of private emails while secretary of state.

Trump over the weekend used the development to hammer relentlessly at Clinton as the campaign enters its final week.

Despite those comments, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Trump plans to focus on health care, the fight against the Islamic State group, job creation and "certainly ethics." Conway said Monday "we don't plan on making the Comey investigation the main centerpiece of our messaging."

She appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."