Donald Trump, “Hillary Clinton has got to ‘Go to Jail'”
Wednesday, Donald Trump sharpened his call for Hillary Clinton’s defeat to declaring “she has to Go to Jail” for using a private at home e-Mail server and other charges of corruption while she was US Secretary of State under President Barack Hussein Obama.
Mr. Trump told supporters at a rally in battleground Florida that the Justice Department’s handling of the probe into Mrs.Clinton’s e-Mail server let her off the hook and suggested that both Democrats and Republicans in Congress went along with it.
The Justice Department declined to prosecute Mrs.Clinton, but FBI Director James Comey criticized her and her aides for being “extremely careless” with classified information.
“Did they make a deal where everybody protects each other in Washington?” Donald Trump asked Wednesday.
The GOP nominee went on to call it “one of the great miscarriages of justice” in United States history and declared that Mrs/ Clinton “would be the most dishonest and the most corrupt person ever elected to high office and I don’t think it would be close.”
“This corruption and collusion is just one more reason why I will ask my attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor,” to investigate Clinton and the fact that she apparently deleted thousands of e-Mails that were never recovered, he said.
He later made clear: “She deleted the e-Mails. She has to Go to Jail.”
The difference from just a few months ago is stark.
Just after the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump responded to his supporters’ chants of “lock her up” by suggesting “Let’s just beat her in November.”
At Sunday’s debate in St. Louis, Missouri, the nominee himself made that very threat, an unprecedented break with US political decorum. It came after Mrs. Clinton had said it is “awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.”
Donald Trump blasted back, “Because you’d be in Jail.”
His new attacks came during a 2-day swing through Florida, including a stop Wednesday in Lakeland on the crucial I-4 corridor between Tampa and Orlando.
But he did not solely fire on his Democratic opponent.
He has complained about House Speaker Paul Ryan, who told Republican House members Monday that he would focus on maintaining a majority in Congress and would no longer campaign for Trump. He noted that Ryan did not call and say “good going” after his performance in Sunday’s debate.
Donald Trump says that there is a “whole sinister deal going on” that has prevented Mr. Ryan and other Republican leaders from fully backing his campaign but he did not elaborate.
Donald Trump has stanched the bleeding of GOP support for his campaign, with several Republicans who had called on him to step down now saying they plan to vote for him.
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