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'Bigger Than Watergate': Trump on FBI Reviewing New Clinton Emails

Trump was paying a visit Friday to Lisbon in Maine's 2nd Congressional District

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday that he is "very proud" that the FBI is willing to investigate new emails linked to Hillary Clinton's private email server.

    "The news this morning, this is bigger than Watergate," Trump said at a campaign stop in Manchester, New Hampshire. "Hillary deleted 30,000 emails after receiving a congressional subpoena.

    "I have great respect that the FBI now has the courage to right the horrible mistake they made. This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood and everyone's hope is that it is about to be corrected."

    He added that "Hillary Clinton's corruption is on a scale we have never seen before. We must not let her take her criminal's scheme into the oval office."

    The FBI told Congress Friday it is investigating whether new emails that may contain classified information have emerged in its probe of Clinton's private server, an unexpected announcement that surfaced less than two weeks before the presidential election. The FBI said in July its investigation was finished.

    From Manchester, Trump headed to Lisbon, Maine, where he rallied in front of a modest but enthusiastic crowd.

    "We hope justice will finally be served," Trump told about 1,300 people in a school gym, speaking of Clinton.

    The Republican nominee has held five rallies in Maine this campaign, giving the state an unusual amount of attention. Trump stands to win at least one electoral college vote if the northern half of the state votes Republican.

    Maine is one of just two states with a "split" electoral vote, instead of the usual winner-take-all allocation.

    "We are going to win Maine, and we're going to win the White House," he said.

    Trump is scheduled to speak in Lisbon, Maine, later on Friday as he seeks to win at least one of the state's four electoral votes. Maine is one of two states that split their electoral votes.