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AirTalk election 2016: How campaigns are spinning Trump groping allegations, rigged election claims, and what we learned from latest FBI, Wikileaks releases on Clinton




In this composite image a comparison has been made between US Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Donald Trump.
In this composite image a comparison has been made between US Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Donald Trump.
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After a difficult week for the GOP and its presidential nominee Donald Trump, the embattled campaign is trying to right the ship ahead of this week’s final presidential debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

After several different women accused Mr. Trump of groping or inappropriately touching them in the past, he continued to assert this weekend that the allegations were lies made up by the media and Democratic Party in an effort to elect Hillary Clinton. Despite his running mate Mike Pence downplaying claims of a rigged election on Sunday talk shows, Trump took it a step further later that day when he tweeted that polling places were also stacking the deck against him.

Elsewhere, WikiLeaks dumped yet another batch of documents on Hillary Clinton. This time, it’s transcripts of paid speeches she gave to financial titan Goldman Sachs,during which she talks about U.S. foreign relations with Russia and Wall Street’s role in financial regulations. If that weren’t enough, the FBI has also released emails from its now-closed probe of the former Secretary’s private email server. Some have raised concerns that there may have been a ‘quid pro quo’ arrangement between Clinton’s State Department and the FBI over how an email was classified, but the FBI has denied any collusion.

We’ll also talk about Donald Trump’s son-in-law meeting with a banking executive about the possibility of creating a Trump TV network when the election is over, plus preview the final presidential debate on Wednesday.

Guests:

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies; he was also a former senior advisor to the Obama campaign in 2008

Mike Madrid, Republican strategist for Grassroots Lab, a firm based in Sacramento