Washington | Donald Trump has claimed that the “scandals and controversies” hanging over Hillary Clinton’s bid to presidency will continue through her tenure and warned that the “unprecedented” crisis erupting from the situation would grind the US government to a halt.
Trump, who has so far refused to release his personal tax records, said the FBI investigation surrounding Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state would make it virtually impossible for her “to govern or lead our country”.
At an election rally in Reno, Nevada, he said the FBI has reopened its criminal investigation following the discovery of another 650,000 emails – probably including the 33,000 emails Clinton destroyed after receiving a Congressional subpoena.
The FBI’s announcement nearly a week ahead of the November 8 polls to review new Clinton emails has reignited questions about her use of the private email server and armed the New York tycoon with an issue to rally the undecided voters.
Both the candidates have been in frenzied campaigns across the battleground states to make sense of an unusually muddied picture. A late Republican surge in opinion polls appeared to have peaked and put Trump withing the margin of error.
Nonetheless, Clinton has managed to cling to her lead.
But at the rally yesterday, Trump kept up his attack on Clinton claiming the FBI was also conducting a second criminal investigation into her illegal ‘Pay-For-Play’ corruption at the State Department. “It is very likely that FBI Director (James) Comey, and the great special agents of the FBI, will be able to collect more than enough evidence to garner indictments against Hillary Clinton and her inner circle – despite her efforts to disparage and discredit them.” “If she were to win, it would create an unprecedented constitutional crisis. In that situation, we could very well have a sitting president under felony indictment and, ultimately, a criminal trial. It would grind government to a halt,” the 70-year-old Republican candidate warned.
“We need a government that can go to work Day 1 for the American people. That will be impossible with Hillary Clinton, the prime suspect in a massive far-reaching criminal investigation. Her current scandals and controversies will continue throughout her presidency, and will make it virtually impossible for her to govern or lead our country,” he said.
Trump alleged that if the 69-year-old Democrat ever got into the Oval Office, she “would rob this country blind.” “If we win, the corrupt politicians and their special interests lose. If they win, the American people lose,” he said. “If you want a government that will secure your borders, stop the massive inflow of refugees, lower your taxes, bring back your jobs, grow your economy and protect your family: vote for Donald Trump,” he told his supporters at the rally.
Earlier in the day in Tampa, Trump claimed there would be a lot of “bad emails” in the latest discovery from the laptop which was shared by Huma Abdein, a close aide of Clinton, and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. “They discovered it on Anthony Weiner’s – think of that – can you imagine? Anthony Weiner has probably every classified e-mail ever sent,” he said.