Against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has revved his attacks counting the FBIâ€™s decision to reopen an investigation into her emails, so as to exploit it, as Americaâ€™s bruising election campaign heads into its final stretch.
In less than 10 days to the polls to elect either the former US secretary of state or the bombastic Republican billionaire, Americaâ€™s top cop James Comey has been thrust center stage.
On Friday, the FBI director addressed a letter to lawmakers, informing them that his agents are investigating a newly discovered set of emails, renewing an enquiry that the Clinton campaign thought ended in July.
Trump while campaigning in the western state of Colorado, pounced on this opportunity which has been leaning toward Clinton, he denounced what he called his opponentâ€™s â€œcriminal and illegal conduct,â€ to chants of â€œLock her up!â€
Trump, 70, told a later rally in Phoenix, Arizona â€œThis is the biggest political scandal since Watergate, and itâ€™s everybodyâ€™s deepest hope that justice at last will be beautifully delivered,â€.
While Hillary Clinton remains on course to be voted in as Americaâ€™s first female president at the ballot box on November 8 following results from the polls, her campaign is furious that its momentum has slowed in the final straight.
On Saturday, Clinton campaigned hard in the key battleground state of Florida, greeting thousands of supporters at a Jennifer Lopez concert in Miami after earlier demanding that Comey explain in detail why he had effectively reopened the inquiry declared complete in July.
She said in Floridaâ€™s coastal town of Daytona Beach â€œItâ€™s pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election,â€.
â€œIn fact, itâ€™s not just strange, itâ€™s unprecedented and it is deeply troubling because voters deserve to get full and complete facts,â€ she added.
â€œSo weâ€™ve called on Director Comey to explain everything right away, put it all out on the table, right?â€.