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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Hillary Clinton held a rally in Cedar Rapids this afternoon, the same day the FBI announced its reopening an investigation into her emails.

The line to see Hillary Clinton in Cedar Rapids stretched for several blocks.

Clinton failed to mention the emails at the rally, instead she spent a large amount of time pointing her fingers at her opponent Donald Trump.

Repeatedly bashing Trump, Clinton told the crowd she practiced for the debates against Trump by having her team insult her.

Clinton also spoke about the accusations that Trump assaults women.

"And he said he couldn't possibly have done those things because the women speaking out weren't attractive enough for him to have assaulted, he said one woman and I quote him, would not be my first choice," Clinton told the crowd.

Donald Trump is also speaking in Cedar Rapids, later tonight.

NBC news called Iowa the single hardest battleground state for Hillary Clinton, Clinton making a second Iowa stop this afternoon in Des Moines.

Clinton urged the Cedar Rapids crowd to vote early, as of Thursday more than 370,000 Iowans had already voted.

Speaking at Newbo, Clinton was in the hardest hit area of the 2016 flood in Cedar Rapids.

"How many times do you have to go through this until we all say hey lets get together and make the changes we need to make sure you don't get devastated again," she told the crowd.

While not addressing the FBI's announcement to investigate a new batch of emails, Clinton's campaign did send out the following statement from Hillary for America Chair John Podesta:

"Upon completing this investigation more than three months ago, FBI Director Comey declared no reasonable prosecutor would move forward with a case like this and added that it was not even a close call. In the months since, Donald Trump and his Republican allies have been baselessly second-guessing the FBI and, in both public and private, browbeating the career officials there to revisit their conclusion in a desperate attempt to harm Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

"FBI Director Comey should immediately provide the American public more information than is contained in the letter he sent to eight Republican committee chairmen. Already, we have seen characterizations that the FBI is 'reopening' an investigation but Comey's words do not match that characterization. Director Comey's letter refers to emails that have come to light in an unrelated case, but we have no idea what those emails are and the Director himself notes they may not even be significant.

 "It is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election.

"The Director owes it to the American people to immediately provide the full details of what he is now examining. We are confident this will not produce any conclusions different from the one the FBI reached in July."


 

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