Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says the U.S. has never been in a situation where an adversary like Russia is working so hard to influence the outcome of an election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democrat Hillary Clinton says she was making the point in her private speech, which Wikileaks published excepts from, that her comments about having a public and private position on issues was related to Abraham Lincoln. Clinton said Lincoln used different arguments to pass 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Clinton said what was more troubling was that never has there been in a situation where an adversary like Russia is working so hard to influence the outcome of the election for Republican Donald Trump. Trump has faced eroding support from his party over lewd remarks about women. He went into the second presidential debate needing to demonstrate he remains a credible candidate. Clinton has had her own issues to face. Wikileaks on Friday published an email from Clinton advisers appearing to contain excerpts of paid speeches to corporations, in which Clinton voices support for open trade and borders and says how sometimes it is important to have a public and private position. At the first debate, on Sept. 26, Trump was repeatedly put on the defensive by Clinton. He never let her accusations go unanswered, and as a result he missed opportunities to use his speaking time to draw attention to Clinton's perceived weaknesses. A Reuters-Ipsos poll had Clinton leading by five points on Friday, before the video surfaced. Now, the question is whether Trump's quest for the presidency is all but over.