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Michelle backs Hillary Clinton in race to White House

By Lisa Lerer

Published 28/10/2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is hugged by first lady Michelle Obama during a campaign rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is hugged by first lady Michelle Obama during a campaign rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Michelle Obama has joined Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally to lend support to the presidential nominee in the closing stages of the race for the White House.

Mrs Obama boosted Mrs Clinton at a North Carolina rally as the candidate aims to succeed Barack Obama as US president.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump turned the spotlight on newly released emails from Mrs Clinton's campaign chairman's personal account showing Doug Band, a former Bill Clinton aide, describing overlapping relationships between the Clinton Foundation and the family's private gains.

Mr Band wrote the 2011 memo to defend his firm, Teneo, describing how he encouraged his clients to contribute to the foundation and get consulting and speaking gigs for Bill Clinton.

Some of his work included obtaining "personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like".

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