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ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump indicated there could be a "softening" of his controversial immigration policies during a Fox News town hall moderated by Sean Hannity that taped earlier Tuesday night.

When asked by Hannity if there was "any part of the law" he would change to accommodate law-abiding immigrants who have kids in the U.S., Trump replied: "There certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people," Trump said in his response. "We want people -- we have some great people in this country."

Trump's immigration policies are still being worked out, his running mate, Mike Pence, told CBS News' Major Garrett while aboard Pence's plane, nicknamed "Trump Force 2."

"I think those are issues that will continue to be worked out in the days ahead," Pence said when asked what "tough and fair" means when it comes to deportations.

When asked about a "deportation force," Pence said, "the details and how we do that, we'll work that out with Congress." Trump would "do it in a humane way," Pence said.

"We're going to enforce the laws that are on the books today, Major. And the mechanism for how we do that -- he's also been very clear that we'll do it in a humane way," he said.

The comments come amid reports over the weekend that during a roundtable meeting with Hispanic leaders, Trump expressed an openness to changing his hard-line stance on immigration.

In an interview with Fox & Friends on Monday, Trump insisted he wasn't "flip-flopping."

"We want to come up with a really fair but firm answer. That's -- it has to be very firm. But we want to come up with something fair," he said.

The town hall airs Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET.

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NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- After touring recovery efforts in a flooded Baton Rouge neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, President Obama pledged to help rebuild Louisiana, insisting his visit there "is not a photo-op."

"I come here first and foremost to say that the prayers of the entire nation are with everybody who lost loved ones. We are heartbroken by the loss of life," Obama said during remarks following his tour of the flooding. "There are also still people who are desperately trying to track down friends and family we are going to keep on helping them every way that we can."

Obama observed that "people's lives have been upended by this flood."

"Sometimes when these kinds of things happen it can seem too much to bear but what I want the people of Louisiana to know is that you're not alone on this," he said. "Even after the TV cameras leave. The whole country is going to continue to support you and help you until we get folks back in their homes and lives are rebuilt."

The president also praised FEMA for its efforts coordinating a federal response, which he said has already reached $127 million in assistance.

"Now, federal assistance alone won't be enough to make people's lives whole again so I'm asking every American to do what you can to help get families and local businesses back on their feet," Obama said. "So let me just remind folks: sometimes once the floodwaters pass, people's attention spans pass. This is not a one-off. This is not a photo-op issue. This is how do you make sure that a month from now, three months from now, six months from now people still are getting the help that they need."

Before he leaves this afternoon, the president is scheduled to meet with the family of Alton Sterling as well as the families of deceased and injured officers of the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

Air Force One touched down at approximately 11:45 a.m. Central time. The president then traveled in his motorcade to the Castle Place neighborhood, where he visited residents affected by the flood.

For days, critics hammered Obama for continuing his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts as flooding wreaked havoc on Louisiana, claiming the lives of at least 13 people and displacing tens of thousands of residents.

Obama declared a major disaster for Louisiana on Aug. 14, making federal resources available to help with home repairs, temporary housing, low-cost loans for uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover. The White House disclosed that he received a series of briefings on the flooding during his vacation.

In Castle Place, Obama viewed some of the flood damage, thanked rescuers, spoke with to officials who have been managing the response effort, and greeted citizens whose lives have been thrown into chaos because of the flooding.


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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- While Donald Trump's campaign's ties abroad have come into question in recent weeks, he's not alone.

Hillary Clinton's connections between her political life and the global foundation that she and her husband launched are being questioned in light of her presidential bid.

Changes to the way the Clinton Foundation operates have started to emerge in recent days and the extent of those changes depends on the fate of the November election.

Here is a rundown of what is known about the future for the foundation.

What Changes Have Already Happened at the Foundation?

Staff at the Clinton Foundation are working on scaling back operations and handing off a number of its ongoing programs to other organizations that can help continue the efforts that the foundation started, according to foundation officials.

The specifics of these plans have not been publicly disclosed.

Those discussions started happening in early February, one month after the Democratic primaries began, a foundation official told ABC News.

Why Not Just Stop Some of the Foundation Work Now?

Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon defended the continued work of the foundation on MSNBC Tuesday morning.

"Based on its work, you have 11.5 million people in the developing world that have gained access to HIV/AIDS drugs, the cost of malaria drugs has gone down 80 to 90 percent. And the Clintons do not personally draw a salary or profit from the work of the foundation," he said.

Fallon said that the steps that are being taken to lessen the foundation's reach are "not taken lightly" because it is "going to drastically curtail" the "life-saving" programs that it has invested in.

Will Bill Clinton Be a Part of the Foundation If Hillary Wins in November?

Bill Clinton announced Monday that he will no longer raise money for the foundation should his wife win in November.

The former president said that it would be presumptive to assume a November win, but officials for his foundation say that talks about protocol changes have been ongoing since February.

"If Hillary is elected president, the Foundation’s work, funding, global reach, and my role in it will present questions that must be resolved in a way that keeps the good work going while eliminating legitimate concerns about potential conflicts of interest," Bill Clinton wrote in a letter sent to supporters via email on Monday.

A spokesperson for Chelsea Clinton told ABC News that she will remain on the board regardless of the election results.

What Other Changes to the Foundation Will There Be If Hillary Wins?

One of the major sources of revenue for the foundation will be cut off. Spokespeople from the foundation said that it would end all foreign contributions.

Instead, the foundation will only accept contributions from U.S. citizens and independent charities.

Not all changes will be behind the scenes, however.

It has already been announced that Bill and Chelsea Clinton will not fundraise for the foundation if Hillary Clinton is in office.

When Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, she stopped fundraising for the foundation, and presumably will adopt a similar stance should she be elected.

What Happens to the Foundation If Hillary Loses?


Presumably nothing, but neither foundation officials nor campaign spokespeople have directly addressed that.

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iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- A federal appeals court reinstated a law that shortens Ohio’s early voting period, finding the measure fell short of legal discrimination by placing a “minimal burden” on the battleground state’s African-American voters.

At issue was a 2014 Republican-backed law that reduced the period of early voting days from 35 to 29. By doing so, it eliminated the so-called “Golden Week,” six overlapping days of voter registration and early voting when black voters have been more likely than whites to cast same-day ballots.

The Ohio Democratic Party, joined by several other plaintiffs, alleged the measure would discriminate against black voters, who cast five times more Golden Week votes than whites in 2012, and three-and-a-half times more in 2008.

A lower court sided with the Democratic groups, finding that limiting voting options would disproportionately harm black voters who are less likely to be able to take time off work, find childcare and secure transportation to the polls.

But the 2-1 opinion Tuesday by a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Cincinnati reversed the lower court’s decision.

“We find that elimination of Golden Week is a small part of what remains, objectively viewed, a generous early voting schedule,” wrote Judge David McKeague for the majority. “The notion that [the law’s] elimination of same day registration disparately imposes anything more than a ‘minimal’ burden on some African Americans ignores the abundant and convenient alternatives that remain for all Ohioans who wish to vote.”

The Ohio Democratic Party expressed disappointment with the Circuit Court panel’s decision and said it would consider its options for seeing Golden Week restored.

“All Ohioans have a fundamental right to vote,” the group said in a statement Tuesday. “The decision today is a reminder that we all need to exercise that right this fall and cast our ballot for candidates who will protect and expand the right to vote, not restrict it.”

Mark Owens, chairman of Montgomery County Democratic Party, a plaintiff in the lawsuit, said the law underpinning the legal dispute shows that Republicans have resorted to obstructing Ohio’s minority voters.

“The believe that they cannot get the minority vote so they want to put up roadblocks in order for them to come into the voting booth,” Owens said. “Republicans are making laws in their interest, rather than the interest of fairness in elections.”

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A Koch brothers-funded group may be staying out of the presidential race -- but they’ve started to leverage it in down-ballot races.

A new television advertisement from Freedom Partners, a group partially funded by the Koch brothers, Charles and David Koch, is trying to boost Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s reelection bid in Ohio by tying his opponent, Democrat Ted Strickland, to Hillary Clinton.

It’s the first Koch-tied ad to reference the presidential race this year. The Koch brothers have so far said they are staying out of the presidential race with Donald Trump as the nominee, instead focusing on down-ballot races.

“Seeing Ted Strickland stand with Hillary Clinton after what she said really hurts us here in the coal industry,” says Josh W. from Cadiz, Ohio, featured in the ad.

The ad also plays part of a controversial Clinton comment from a town hall in March. “We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” she said.

A spokesman for the group explained why it's linking Strickland to Clinton in a press release. “As we have said before, we are not engaging in the presidential [race],” said James Davis in a statement. “However, showing how Ted Strickland has been a rubber stamp for Hillary Clinton’s job killing agenda is the most relevant and impactful message in this state.”

FEC records shows that Charles Koch has given the group $6 million already this election cycle, with other major GOP donors also pitching in to help fund the group.

The group played a major role in funding the 2014 Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate and the Koch brothers helped bankroll Mitt Romney’s presidential bid in 2012.

The group is also releasing a second ad in Ohio and a third ad in Nevada, totaling a $2.2 million buy.

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ABCNews.com(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) -- During a visit to Norristown, Pennsylvania, Tuesday in the midst of his campaign schedule, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence stopped for a haircut at Jones Barber and Hairstyles.

In front of a crowd of reporters, Pence received a trim from owner Henry Jones, who's been cutting hair for over 40 years. The two discussed their families and football for about 25 minutes as cameras filmed the exchange.

Despite the mass of onlookers, it turned out Jones didn't recognize the man sitting in his chair.

"And your name was?" asked Jones of Pence upon wrapping up the cut.

Norristown, PA barber, after cutting @Mike_Pence's hair: "Your name was?...Woo! This is history!" https://t.co/aNMsp2iwnM

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 23, 2016

After Pence formally introduced himself as the governor of Indiana and Donald Trump's running mate, Jones noted it was a big moment for his business.

"Woo, this is history, I'm telling you," said Jones. Pence responded by saying he and Trump were indeed hoping to make history.

The haircut cost Pence $14. Pence gave Jones $20 and he kept the change.

Afterward, Jones wouldn't say if he was a Trump supporter.

"That's a good question," he said.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump’s latest direct appeals to black voters have been seen as a welcome change by some black attendees at Trump’s rallies, but many of those already leaning toward Trump’s opponent say they see the attempts as disingenuous.

“I think it’s just a ploy to gain my vote,” said Sylvester Ollie, a 47-year-old African American from Pennsylvania.

Some of the talking points that Trump has used -- which vary from repeating what have been called questionable claims that 58 percent of African-American youth don’t have jobs to making pleas to voters saying “What do you have to lose” by voting for him rather than the Democratic candidate -- have rubbed some voters the wrong way.

“It’s despicable,” said Walter Smith, Jr., a 68-year-old from North Carolina.

“I can’t understand why the Republican Party doesn’t put a muzzle on him. Maybe they’re afraid he would bite through the leather,” Smith added.

Though they are vastly outnumbered by white Trump supporters, a number of black voters are attending the Republican presidential nominee’s events.

At his rally in Akron, Ohio, on Monday, Peter James, a 21-year-old Trump supporter, said that he thinks the candidate shouldn’t face scrutiny for being honest.

“I came from a neighborhood where heroin is running rampant, a lot of the youth are unemployed, the school doesn’t graduate that many people and conditions like that are pretty much true for a lot of people.”

Keith Kirkland, who also attended the Akron event, believes criticism of Trump lies more in politics and less in policies. “I think there’s a lot more African Americans voting for him than you’ll hear about because the persecution you get from liberal blacks if you even think about being Republican or conservative is pretty tremendous.”

Omarosa Manigault, best known for being a contestant on the first season of Trump’s reality show "The Apprentice" and who now serves as a senior adviser for African-American outreach for the Trump campaign, said to expect more black supporters turn to Trump in the coming weeks.

In an Aug. 7 ABC News/Washington Post poll, Trump garnered only 2 percent support from black registered voters, trailing his rival Hillary Clinton by 90 points.

But Manigault insists that “you need to continue to watch these numbers over the next couple weeks” as she has seen “a significant increase in the poll numbers but more importantly just an appreciation and enthusiasm,” though she didn’t specify which polls she was referencing.

“The Democrats continue to take the African-American vote for granted.... They think they have the African-American vote on lock ... without any type of return on investment,” she told ABC News on Monday.

She said that the campaign has been “laying out for months” their outreach to black voters and his recent comments are a result of said plan "really being implemented."

“Now he's doing a full-court press, which our entire coalition has planned,” she added.

She pointed to a meeting with black pastors held in Trump Tower in November and the formation of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump in April as two signs that his outreach to minority voters is not new. But Trump has also declined invitations to address the Urban League, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, as well as the NAACP.

By contrast, Hillary Clinton addressed NAACP, NABJ and NAHJ events, and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, spoke at the National Urban League Conference.

Manigault pointed out that the NAACP event was scheduled for the same day as the start of the Republican National Convention, so Trump “made the difficult decision” to skip the event in favor of being in Cleveland to hear his wife, Melania, address the convention.

“Certainly he should have an opportunity address the bodies of those organizations, but it's not the only opportunity,” she said of the declined invitations.

With just 77 days left until the election, some say it might be too late.

Donnell Weston, a 44-year-old who lives in Chicago, said that Trump's plans to improve the lives of the people he talks about lack details.

“He doesn’t specify anything. It’s kind of like, ‘Give me a try, just to see how it happens.’ Well, this is politics. There's too much at stake just to give someone a try at a whim,” Weston told ABC News.

“We're not buying a shirt at one of the stores that we can take back. My vote counts and I want to make sure it’s right,” he added.

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Several top Republican donors have given hefty contributions this election cycle -- just not to the top of the GOP ticket.

An ABC News analysis of several of Mitt Romney’s top donors in 2012 revealed that they have so far declined to donate to Donald Trump’s campaign, joint victory fund, or super PACs backing him, instead shifting their contributions to congressional re-election campaigns.

Hedge fund manager Paul Singer, an outspoken critic of Trump, donated $1 million to Restore Our Future, the super PAC that backed Romney in 2012, and $5 million this election cycle to Conservative Solutions, a super PAC supporting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Singer, who earlier this summer said Trump’s economic policies could cause a “global depression,” also gave $2.5 million to Our Principles PAC, intended to stop Trump from winning the GOP nomination.

Unsurprisingly, Singer has not donated anything to Trump. But, according to Federal Election Commission disclosures, he has given over $3 million to two super PACs, the Congressional Leadership Fund and American Unity PAC, aimed at electing Republicans to Congress. He has also donated over $200,000 to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s joint re-election campaign fund and the National Republican Congressional Committee, and $600,000 to New York Wins PAC, aimed at electing Republicans to Congress in New York.

Singer is also still supporting Rubio, who is now running for re-election to the Senate. He has given him the maximum allowed amount of $5,400.

Similarly, retired New York hedge fund manager Julian Robertson gave over $2 million to Romney’s super PAC in 2012. During the primary season, he gave $2 million to Jeb Bush’s super PAC, and $500,000 to John Kasich’s. He has refrained from donating to any committees associated with the Trump campaign this cycle, but has given $2 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund, $75,000 to Speaker Ryan’s joint fundraising effort, and $70,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The most glaring omission from Trump’s donor list is Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino mogul who threw his support behind Trump in May and offered to contribute to his campaign. According to Federal Election Commission records, Adelson donated $15 million to Romney’s super PAC during the 2012 election, and a study by ProPublica found that he and his wife donated $98 million overall.

Unlike Singer and Robertson, however, Adelson has not given significant funds to any down-ballot initiatives. His only contribution in 2016 was $5,400 to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley’s re-election campaign. His last donation to the Republican National Committee was Dec. 31, 2015, when he and his wife each gave $33,400.

A representative for Adelson declined to comment to ABC News for this article.

Other donors who gave at least $50,000 to Romney’s super PAC in 2012 but have eschewed Trump this year in favor of down-ballot races include billionaires Robert Rowling, Frank VanderSloot and Todd Ricketts.

Even several donors named to the Trump Victory Leadership Committee, which coordinates with the RNC to fundraise for Trump, are donating to congressional races over the presidential one.

Of the 22 committee members, only seven had donated to the Trump Victory Fund, the joint effort between the Republican Party and the Trump campaign, by the July quarterly release. The fund is only required to disclose its finances every three months, so it is quite possible more could have donated in July and August. Even so, that would mean that within a month of being named the leadership team, not even 30 percent donated to the fund directly, though several have given ample amounts to the RNC.

Nearly all of these members who haven’t donated to Trump, however, have donated to down-ballot races.

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State Department photo/Public Domain(WASHINGTON) -- Government email traffic and internal call logs made public by conservative groups this week offer more evidence that donors to the Clinton Foundation sought, and at times received, special favors and access to the State Department.

“Mrs. Clinton and her staff treated the State Department as an arm of the Clinton Foundation,” said Tom Fitton, president of the group Judicial Watch, which released 725 pages of State Department emails between top Clinton aides as part of a lawsuit the group filed seeking government records. “Some of these e-mails should have been turned over to us years ago.”

Clinton officials called the release politically motivated.

“Once again this right-wing organization that has been going after the Clintons since the 1990s is distorting facts to make utterly false attacks,” said Josh Schwerin, a Clinton campaign spokesman.

The documents are the latest to show how a top official with the Clinton Foundation -- longtime aide to President Clinton Doug Band -- served as a conduit on behalf of foundation donors seeking access to the State Department.

The most pointed example made public Monday involved a request by Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain, after first trying normal channels, to meet with the secretary of state. The emails suggest the meeting was only confirmed after intervention by the Clinton Foundation, to which his government had given between $50,000 and $100,000.

On June 23, 2009, Band wrote top Clinton aide Huma Abedin to alert her that the prince will be in town and is “asking to see her [Clinton].”

“Good friend of ours,” Band wrote.

Abedin responds that the prince “asked to see hrc [Hillary Rodham Clinton] thurs and fri thru normal channels. I asked and she said she doesn’t want to commit to anything…”

But 48 hours later, Abedin wrote back to Band to say the meeting was on the calendar.

“If u see him, let him know,” she writes.

Schwerin said the meeting was set up through official channels.

“No matter how this group tries to mischaracterize these documents, the fact remains that Hillary Clinton never took action as Secretary of State because of donations to the Clinton Foundation," he said.

Also Monday, a second group, Citizens United, released copies of State Department phone logs it obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and a subsequent lawsuit. The logs show calls received by another top Clinton aide, Cheryl Mills. They include scores of messages from Band at the Clinton Foundation.

The logs also provided documentation of Mills’ involvement in responding to ABC News' questions in 2011 about Rajiv Fernando, a Chicago commodities trader who had been given a position on a sensitive State Department security panel, despite having no known experience in that area. Prior to the appointment, Fernando had given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the William J. Clinton Foundation.

Internal department email first reported by ABC News showed career staffers were perplexed by Fernando’s selection to the International Security Advisory Board, which provided guidance to the secretary on arms control and nuclear security.

“It’s natural to ask how he got onto the board when compared to the rest of the esteemed list of members,” one staff member wrote.

Days after the ABC News inquiry, and one day before Fernando would ultimately submit his resignation, Mills had a message from Fernando, and another from a senior State Department official with the topic, “Raj Fernando.”

The State Department later told ABC News that Fernando had joined the advisory board to offer a new perspective on security issues.

Fernando has declined repeated requests for comment from ABC News through a spokeswoman. When ABC News approached him last month at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where he sat as a Clinton super-delegate, he would not answer questions about his brief stint on the State Department board.

“I'm just trying to help Secretary Clinton get elected,” he said.


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Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America(LOS ANGELES) — Hillary Clinton took on two controversial topics in a late-night interview on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday.

First, Kimmel quizzed the Democratic presidential candidate about news that broke earlier in the day of the release of additional emails from the time she served as secretary of state.

"The state department said that they have to release 15,000 emails by the deadline is a couple of days before the debate," Kimmel said. "Are you concerned about that?"

"No," Clinton responded. "Jimmy my emails are so boring. And I’m embarrassed about that. They’re so boring. So we’ve already released, I don’t know, 30,000 plus so what’s a few more."

When Kimmel asked Clinton about the rumors swirling about her health, she offered up her hand and said "take my pulse."

Kimmel agreed as Clinton explained "to make sure I’m alive." That's when Kimmel took her hand and gasped telling the audience "oh my god there’s nothing there."

Clinton played off Kimmel's words, implying that the stories are baseless. "With every breath I take, I feel like it's a new lease on life," Clinton quipped sarcastically.

Last week during a speech about terrorism, Donald Trump said the former secretary of state “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on” ISIS. Trump also went after the length of Clinton's speeches, saying she'd rather "go back home and go to sleep."

Donald Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani continued that attack on Fox News Sunday when he told the audience to “go online and put down Hillary Clinton Illness and take a look at the videos for yourself.”

Clinton called the Republican nominee's health attack a "wacky strategy" and chalked it up to the "crazy things," said by Trump and his allies.

"It absolutely makes no sense," Clinton said. "I don’t go around questioning Donald Trump's health. I mean as far as I can tell, he’s as healthy as a horse."

At one point during the interview, Kimmel asked Clinton to open a jar of pickles to prove how healthy she is.

The two also discussed how the former former first lady was preparing to debate the billionaire businessman.

Clinton told the late-night host "I’m planning on drawing off my experiences from elementary school.”


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ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(AKRON, Ohio) -- Speaking in front of an enthusiastic crowd, Donald Trump intensified his calls for an investigation into his Democratic rival's emails, saying that a special prosecutor must take over the case.

"After the FBI and Department of Justice whitewashed Hillary Clinton’s email crimes, they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s new crimes," Trump said.

"The Justice Department is required to appoint an independent Special Prosecutor because it has proven itself to be really, sadly a political arm of the White House.”

The comes in the wake of the State Department confirming that the FBI had uncovered nearly 15,000 emails and materials sent to or from Clinton as part of the agency's investigation into her use of private email at the State Department.

The documents were not among the 30,000 work-related emails turned over to the State Department by her attorneys in December 2014.

The FBI declined to recommend Hillary Clinton for criminal charges in the email case and the Justice Department agreed. However, that has not satisfied critics who says Clinton, who was admonished for her handling of classified information, was allowed to skate.

While Trump has long attacked Clinton for her honesty, tonight was the first time he went so far as calling for a special prosecutor.

Speaking at the University of Akron, Trump also invoked the Whitewater scandal as he sought to make the case that the Clintons could no longer be trusted in office; the lively crowd was clearly receptive to his attacks. At one point, the now-ubiquitous chants of "Lock Her Up" were so sustained that Trump paused to let them finish.

"Her actions corrupted and disgraced one of the most important Departments of government,” Trump began.

"The Clintons made the State Department into the same kind of Pay-to-Play operation as the Arkansas Government was."

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI uncovered nearly 15,000 more emails and materials sent to or from Hillary Clinton as part of the agency's investigation into her use of private email at the State Department.

The documents were not among the 30,000 work-related emails turned over to the State Department by her attorneys in December 2014.

The State Department confirmed it has received "tens of thousands" of personal and work-related email materials — including the 14,900 emails found by the FBI — that it will review.

The number of emails provided by the FBI to the State Department for review is much higher than the "several thousand" that FBI Director James Comey said in July were uncovered as part of his agency's investigation.

"We found those additional emails in a variety of ways," Comey explained in July. "Some had been deleted over the years, and we found traces of them on devices that supported or were connected to the private e-mail domain. Others we found by reviewing the archived government e-mail accounts of people who had been government employees at the same time as Secretary Clinton ... Still others we recovered from the laborious review of the millions of email fragments dumped into the slack space of the server decommissioned in 2013."

Meanwhile, the State Department, in response to a Freedom of Information lawsuit, released call logs of top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills, whose name has been attached to efforts to get a Clinton donor placed on a government intelligence advisory board.

One of the callers, Laura Graham, the COO for the Clinton Foundation, called Mills frequently, including several times a day in some cases.

“Urgent question as it relates to security and asks to speak with you bf you meet with the PM,” Graham said in a message on Feb. 8, 2012.

Regarding Mills, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said: "Again we have seen no evidence of any behavior, any relations with the Clinton Foundation that weren't completely above board, and in this case it's likely that what they were dealing with during many of these calls was the immediate aftermath of the Haiti earthquake."

The State Department committed last week to publicly releasing the Clinton emails uncovered by the FBI as part of an existing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

At a status hearing Monday before U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who is overseeing that case, the State Department presented a schedule for how it will release the emails found by the FBI.

The first group of 14,900 emails was ordered released, and a status hearing on Sept. 23 "will determine the release of the new emails and documents," Boasberg said.

“As we have previously explained, the State Department voluntarily agreed to produce to Judicial Watch any emails sent or received by Secretary Clinton in her official capacity during her tenure as secretary of state which are contained within the material turned over by the FBI and which were not already processed for FOIA by the State Department," Toner said in a statement issued Monday.

"We can confirm that the FBI material includes tens of thousands of nonrecord (meaning personal) and record materials that will have to be carefully appraised at State," it read.

The FBI uncovered the documents as part of its investigation into Clinton's use of private email at the State Department.

"State has not yet had the opportunity to complete a review of the documents to determine whether they are agency records or if they are duplicative of documents State has already produced through the Freedom of Information Act" said Toner, declining further comment.

"We are not sure what additional materials the Justice Department may have located, but if the State Department determines any of them to be work-related, then obviously we support those documents being released publicly as well," said Brian Fallon, the press secretary for the Clinton campaign.

"As we have always said, Hillary Clinton provided the State Department with all the work-related emails she had in her possession in 2014," he said.

At a July news conference announcing the FBI's recommendation that no criminal charges be filed against Clinton, Comey disclosed that investigators found "several thousand work-related emails that were not in the group of 30,000 that were returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014."

Three of those several thousand emails were classified at the time they were sent or received, he said.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Not long after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released a statement calling the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation “the most corrupt enterprise in political history” and demanding it be shut down, former President Clinton said he will step down from the board should his wife be elected.

The former president also announced Monday that he will no longer raise money for the foundation should his wife in the event of a Clinton win in November. A spokesperson for Chelsea Clinton tells ABC News that she will remain on the board regardless of the election results.

In his letter, sent via email to supporters Monday, President Clinton admitted that it would be presumptive to assume a November win, but officials for his foundation say that talks about protocol changes have been occurring since February.

“If Hillary is elected president, the Foundation’s work, funding, global reach, and my role in it will present questions that must be resolved in a way that keeps the good work going while eliminating legitimate concerns about potential conflicts of interest,” wrote Clinton.

In a meeting with foundation staff last week, Clinton told staff that the organization would no longer accept foreign or corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected and that the final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting will be next month.

But his letter Monday went a step further -- with the former president writing that his foundation will only accept contributions from U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and U.S.-based independent foundations.

He also noted that the official name of the charity will change from the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton also said he will step down from the board of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the largest program of the Clinton Foundation, in addition to the general board of the foundation.

The former president listed a slew of initiatives pioneered by the foundation, including improved access to HIV/AIDS medication worldwide and sustainable farming, among many others.

At times, President Clinton appears emotional in his writing, reminiscing about intimate moments with the people he’s met while traveling the world on behalf of his charity. He recalled holding a healthy baby who is alive because of greater access to AIDS medicine and planting seeds alongside farmers in Malawi.

The foundation has repeatedly denied any corruption and has painted themselves as much more transparent than other foundations. Most notably, they began making their donor names public when Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State. Despite Donald Trump and his running mate, Governor Mike Pence's call for a complete shut down of the foundation, President Clinton made it clear in his letter that he has no plans of doing so. On Monday, Hillary for America Chair John Podesta put out statement in direct response to Trump's corruption assertions.

"The Foundation has already laid out the unprecedented steps the charity will take if Hillary Clinton becomes president. Donald Trump needs to come clean with voters about his complex network of for-profit businesses that are hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to big banks, including the state-owned Bank of China, and other business groups with ties to the Kremlin. Donald Trump should stop hiding behind fake excuses and release his tax returns and immediately disclose the full extent of his business interests. He must commit to fully divesting himself from all of his business conflicts to ensure that he is not letting his own financial interests affect decisions made by his potential administration."

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ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump is planning to delay a speech on his immigration proposals in the wake of some reporting and comments that suggested to some possible changes to his policies.

Campaign sources confirm to ABC News that the speech, which was slated to happen later this week in Denver, has been postponed and his trip to Colorado has been cancelled.

Sources tell ABC News that the speech will be given in a few days.

The confirmation of the delay comes several hours after the Republican presidential nominee said he was not flip-flopping on his plans to have a "deportation force."

Trump insisted earlier Monday that he was not reversing his stance on immigration, after a weekend of various reports.

"I will tell you, we are dealing with people," Trump said during an interview on Fox & Friends. "We have to be very firm. We have to be very, very strong when people come in illegally. We have a lot of people that want to come in through the legal process and it's fair for them. We're working with a lot of people in the Hispanic community to try and come up with an answer."

Trump has suggested deporting the country's millions of undocumented immigrants and heaped criticism on them for a number of the problems facing the country.

Trump's comments come amid reports over the weekend that during a roundtable meeting with Hispanic leaders, he expressed an openness to changing his hard-line stance on undocumented immigration.

Helen Aguirre-Ferré, the director of Hispanic communications for the Republican National Committee, attended that meeting, and she told ABC News that Trump never mentioned the word "legalization" or indicated an openness to a path to legal status. But she did add that he was open to hearing the observations and comments from those gathered.

"Mr. Trump was very clear that he was working on his immigration plan and that it will be fair. He did not provide any indication of what that means in terms of policy. He never used the word "legalization," and the group was very supportive of his call for increased border security," she added.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A conservative watchdog group says newly obtained emails from Hillary Clinton's top State Department aide Huma Abedin suggest that top donors to the Clinton Foundation were able to get special access to Clinton when she was Secretary of State.

The Clinton campaign blasted Judicial Watch's claims as a mischaracterization of what's in the documents and accused the group of continuing to make "utterly false claims" against the Clintons. The State Department also said there was "no impropriety," that "nothing that we have seen that implied any kind of untoward relationship" and that nothing precluded State Department officials from having contact with Clinton Foundation staffers.

According to Judicial Watch, the 725 pages of emails include exchanges from Abedin, whom the group claims "provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state. In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band."

The group says that one email exchange suggests that in June 2009, Band, a senior executive at the Clinton Foundation, along with Abedin, helped arrange a meeting with the secretary of state on behalf of Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman, whom Band referred to as a "Good friend of ours."

In a June 23, 2009 exchange, Band wrote to Abedin "Cp of Bahrain in tomorrow to Friday, Asking to see her. Good friend of ours."

Abedin replied "He asked to see hrc thurs and fri thru normal channels. I asked and she said she doesn’t want to commit to anything for thurs or fri until she knows how she will feel. Also she says that she may want to go to ny and doesn’t want to be committed to stuff in ny…"

Another email exchange to Band two days later indicates that Abedin was "Offering Bahrain cp 10 tomorrow for meeting woith [sic] hrc If u see him, let him know. We have reached out thru official channels," the group said.

It is unclear from the released emails whether the meeting was a direct result of Band's contacts with Abedin, who was a top Clinton aide at the State Department.

According to the Clinton Foundation website, between 2005 and 2010 Salman's Crown Prince's International Scholarship Program had contributed $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative.

“These new emails confirm that Hillary Clinton abused her office by selling favors to Clinton Foundation donors,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “There needs to be a serious, independent investigation to determine whether Clinton and others broke the law.”

The Clinton campaign pushed back strongly on that allegation.

"Once again this right-wing organization that has been going after the Clintons since the 1990s is distorting facts to make utterly false attacks. No matter how this group tries to mischaracterize these documents, the fact remains that Hillary Clinton never took action as Secretary of State because of donations to the Clinton Foundation," said Josh Schwerin, National Spokesman for the Clinton campaign.

A Clinton campaign aide said the newly released emails show that the meeting with Salman was set up through official channels and added that "meeting with foreign leaders is, by definition, the role of the Secretary of State."

"There was no impropriety," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters Monday. "This was simply, you know, evidence of the way the process works in that, you know, any secretary of State has aides who are getting e-mails or contacts by a broad range of individuals and organizations."

He added "There was nothing that we have seen that implied any kind of untoward relationship."

Toner said there was nothing that precluded State Department officials from having contact with Clinton Foundation staff.

According to Toner, the content of the emails provided to Judicial Watch had been reviewed by the State Department and not found to have been conflicts of interest.

The documents released Monday are the latest documents obtained by Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking Abedin's email communications during her time at the State Department.

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