During a recent interview, President Trump slammed Hillary Clinton, his 2016 opponent who has continuously criticized his administration since his election, suggesting she should be in prison.
In reference to the now-infamous “Trump Tower meeting,” the president said “I heard about my son, who is a great young man, going to jail over a meeting where somebody said I have information on Hillary Clinton,” adding, “She’s the one who should be in jail.”
“She deleted 33,000 emails,” Trump added, “They gave a subpoena to Hillary Clinton for 33,000 emails. After the subpoena was gotten, she deleted them, that’s called obstruction.”
From The Epoch Times:
Trump was speaking during an interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, who donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation between 2012 and 2014 while working for the left-leaning network.
Stephanopoulos questioned Trump about the president’s recent comments about accepting intelligence from foreign countries. He asked specifically about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya—an operative linked to Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm working on behalf of the Clinton campaign—who told Trump’s son she had information about Clinton.
Noting that special counsel Robert Mueller found no conspiracy or cooperation between his campaign and Russia, Trump said that the notion of calling the FBI whenever approached with information about political opponents was unrealistic.
“This is somebody who said ‘We have information on your opponent.’ ‘Oh, let me call the FBI.’ Give me a break, life doesn’t work that way,” Trump told ABC, referring to how Veselnitskaya reached out to his son.
“That meeting was a big nothing,” he said about the Trump Tower meeting. “But I heard about my son, who is a great young man, going to jail over a meeting where somebody said I have information on Hillary Clinton. She’s the one who should be in jail.”
Continuing his thought process about Clinton, Trump added: “She deleted 33,000 emails … they gave a subpoena to Hillary Clinton for 33,000 emails. After the subpoena was gotten, she deleted them. That’s called obstruction. And her lawyer should also be looked at because her lawyer—she’s got to have the greatest lawyer on earth because she does that, he did the deleting supposedly—not only did they delete, but they acid washed them,” he added.
The FBI was investigating Clinton’s use of a private server for government work in 2016 but was prevented by the Department of Justice from pursuing gross negligence charges against the former first lady. The investigation was rife with inconsistencies, including FBI officials likely ignoring a major lead.