Trump, Pence team up to attack Clinton
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“To paraphrase the director of the FBI, I think it would be extremely careless to elect Hillary Clinton as president of the United States,” said Pence, referencing the FBI investigation into the presumptive Democratic nominee’s use of a private email server while secretary of State.

The governor also slammed Clinton for her response to the 2012 Benghazi attacks shortly before introducing Trump at a rally in Westfield, Ind. He also attacked her for a remark she made about coal miners that was seen as disparaging and for her support for ObamaCare.

And when Trump got on stage, he took aim at the FBI’s “rigged” investigation into the email server, which ended with Director James Comey recommending against prosecuting Clinton.

“They let her go,” Trump said. “Lies all over the place, and they let her go.”

Clinton would represent “four more years of Obama,” Trump warned.

The tag team against Clinton may come as a tryout of sorts for Pence, who is reportedly among Trump’s top three choices for a running mate. The other two are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump told the Wall Street Journal that he wants to pick an “attack dog,” someone who can help deflect criticism from all sides — a role for which Christie and Gingrich are thought to be ideally suited.

Trump is expected to announce his pick on Friday.

Toward the end of the rally, Trump teased the crowd, saying about Pence: “I don’t know whether he’s going to be your governor, your vice president, who the hell knows?”