With Hillary Clinton’s email saga getting murkier, Donald Trump has alleged that the former secretary of state set up an illegal server for the purpose of shielding her “criminal conduct” from public and asserted that the action was “willful, deliberate and purposeful”.
“As you’ve heard, it was just announced on Friday that the FBI is reopening their investigation into the criminal and illegal conduct of Hillary Clinton. Hillary has nobody but herself to blame for her mounting legal problems,” the Republican presidential candidate said in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Her criminal action was wilful, deliberate, intentional and purposeful. Hillary set up an illegal server for the obvious purpose of shielding her criminal conduct from public disclosure and exposure,” he said at an election rally.
“She set up this illegal server knowing full well that her actions put our national security at risk and put the safety and security of your children at risk,” he said.
To cover up her “crimes”, Trump alleged Clinton bleached and deleted 33,000 emails after receiving a Congressional subpoena.
Referring to the reports that the FBI has found more than 650,000 emails from a laptop that was shared by her close aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner, Mr Trump said they have just found a lot of emails.
“We never thought we were going to say thank you to Anthony Weiner. She made 13 phones disappear, some with a hammer. She lied to Congress under oath. She lied to the FBI many times and then two boxes of email evidence just recently went mysteriously missing.”
“Hillary put the Office of Secretary of State up for sale and if she ever did get the chance, which we’re not going to let her have, she’d put the Oval Office up for sale also. You have no doubt about that,” Mr Trump said.