Donald Trump has blasted Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while the US secretary of state, and her decision to delete some 33,000 emails, calling it a scandal that’s “worse than Watergate.”
“Clinton and her cronies have sacrificed your security, your family’s safety and your country’s safety as though it meant nothing to her at all — which it didn’t. This magnitude is worse in my opinion … than Watergate,” said Trump, referring to a major political scandal that brought down US President Richard Nixon in the 1970s.
“And what does she get out of it? She gets to run for the presidency of the United States,” the Republican presidential nominee said at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Monday night. “We’re going to put an end to that on Nov. 8.”
Documents released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday show that the agency decided not to press for an indictment of Clinton following its investigation of her private email practices, because of an alleged quid pro quo arrangement with the State Department. In his speech, Trump called it “one of the great miscarriages of justice.”