US presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says that Hillary Clinton, his possible Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential race, will not be indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over her email case. The FBI has launched a federal probe into Clinton’s use of a private email server to exchange thousands of classified emails while serving as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
The former secretary’s spokesman Nick Merrill revealed on Saturday that Clinton gave an approximately three and a half hours “voluntary interview” to the law enforcement agency over the case and that she was “pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the Department of Justice in bringing this review to a conclusion.”
In reaction to the news, Trump took to his Twitter account later in the day, writing that some “sources” have told him that Clinton will face no charges. “It was just announced -by sources- that no charges will be brought against Crooked Hillary Clinton. Like I said, the system is totally rigged,” he wrote.
About half an hour earlier, the New York businessman had wrote that it would be “impossible” for the FBI to not recommend charges in the case. “It is impossible for the FBI not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton. What she did was wrong! What Bill did was stupid,” he said, referring to former US President Bill Clinton’s secret meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The meeting, which took place last week, spurred bipartisan questions, forcing Lynch to step back from the case. On Friday, Lynch acknowledged that her meeting with Clinton’s husband was a mistake that had cast a shadow over the email investigation. She also said that she fully expected to accept the FBI’s recommendations in the case. Trump had reacted to the meeting by saying it smelled of a conspiracy. “I’m flabbergasted by it, I think it’s amazing, I’ve never seen anything like that before.”