Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds up the actions of the U.S. Navy SEALS who captured Osama bin Laden and then led his family to safety as an example of true American values. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday (September 6) scolded her Republican rival Donald Trump for his call to kill the families of terrorists. Speaking to supporters in Tampa, Florida, she said the U.S. Navy SEALS who captured Osama bin Laden and then protected his family while they exploded a crippled helicopter were an example of true American values. But she made no comments on the latest revelations in the controversy over her handling of classified information as secretary of state. Clinton, who is facing Trump for the White House in the Nov. 8 election, has been dogged for more than a year by the fallout from her decision to use an unauthorized private email account run from the basement of her Chappaqua, New York, home. In July, the Federal Bureau of Investigation rebuked Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, for her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, saying she was "extremely careless" in her handling of classified information. According to records released by the FBI on Friday, Clinton told the bureau's investigators in a July interview that she could not recall getting any briefings on how to handle classified information or comply with laws governing the preservation of federal records. Contradicting Clinton's comment that she never exchanged classified information over her private email server, the FBI said that at least 81 email threads contained information that was classified at the time, although the agency said the final number may be more than 2,000. While the FBI has scolded Clinton over the handling of classified information, the agency recommended that no criminal charges be filed against her. Clinton has said that in hindsight she regretted using a private email system while secretary of state. Opinion polls show that voter concerns about Clinton's honesty and trustworthiness are among her biggest vulnerabilities. A series of surveys show the race has tightened over the past few weeks. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken during the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, Trump had the support of 40 percent of likely voters while Clinton had the backing of 39 percent. Clinton's support has dropped steadily in the weekly tracking poll since Aug. 25, eliminating what had been a eight-point lead for her.