Clinton campaign doing damage control after recent email leaks

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The Clinton campaign is doing damage control after the emails leaked by Wikileaks suggest a play to pay scheme involving her husband.

WASHINGTON -- The Clinton campaign is doing damage control after the emails leaked by Wikileaks suggest a pay to play scheme involving her husband, former president Bill Clinton.

Another batch of emails released by Wikileaks overnight includes one allegedly from one of Bill Clinton's longtime aides.

ABC News has not been able to validate the stolen documents that purport to show how donors to the Clinton Foundation were encouraged to hire former President Bill Clinton for lucrative speaking engagements.

These efforts were called Bill Clinton Inc.

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The U.S. intelligence community has tied the Wikileaks documents to Russian government hackers trying to interfere in the U.S. election.

In ABC's exclusive interview with Donald Trump, George Stephanopolous asked him about that connection.

George Stephanopolous: U.S. intelligence agencies believe the Russians are behind that leak. Why don't you believe it?

Donald Trump: I don't know if they're behind it. And I think it's public relations, frankly. Do you know what does bother me? I have nothing to do with those...

Stephanopolous: But you were even told by the...

Trump: George, George. Let me explain some...

Stephanopolous: ...Republican head of the homeland security...

Trump: Let me explain something.

Stephanopolous: ...Mike McCaul, he said the same thing...

Trump: I don't know what he said.

Stephanopolous: ...He told you that he thought the Russians were behind it.

Trump: Hacking is very interesting. Hacking is very hard to determine who did what. OK?

During that interview, Trump also repeated his controversial remarks about the death of an American Muslim military hero in Iraq.

"Had if I were president at that time, Captain Khan would be alive today," he said.

Khan's father, Khizr Khan, a Clinton supporter, called Trump's comments cruel. "There's no sincerity in those remarks," he said.

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And with only days to go before the election, Clinton was joined on stage with the person many believe to be her strongest advocate, First Lady Michelle Obama, as the national poll numbers show this race is only getting tighter.

Clinton and Trump are separated now by just six points in the latest ABC News/Washington Post National Poll.

Clinton's campaign is worried that their voters may stay home. But in an optimistic move, they announced her election night location in New York, standing literally under a glass ceiling.

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