October 09, 2020
Election Less Than a Month Away, Trump Leans on Barr and Pompeo for a Lift
Source: The New York Times
Journalists Peter Baker, Lara Jakes, Maggie Haberman, Katie Benner, Michael S. Schmidt
President Trump forced the State Department on Friday to commit to releasing at least some of Hillary Clinton’s emails before next month’s election, resurrecting a four-year-old issue in hopes that it would prove as helpful to his political prospects as it was when he defeated her in 2016.
Trailing badly in the polls and eager to change the subject from the coronavirus, Mr. Trump succeeded in compelling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to announce that he would make public the emails even as Attorney General William P. Barr resisted pressure from the president to prosecute Democrats like former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., this year’s Democratic nominee.
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