The Republican candidate Donald Trump said he would a launch a probe into the email scandal of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton if he wins the election.
Trump also argued that the US President Barack Obama must be investigated over a private email server Clinton used when she was the secretary of state, media reports stated.
While addressing a rally yesterday, Trump said: “We have to investigate the investigation. Hillary bleached and deleted 33,000 emails, lied to Congress under oath, made 13 phones disappear — some with a hammer — and then told the FBI she could not remember 39 times.”
Trump’s claim to investigate the case comes after Wikileaks recently released a batch of hacked emails from the account of Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta.
The hacked mail showed that Cheryl D. Mills, a top aide of Clinton wrote to John D. Podesta as, “we need to clean this up — he has emails from her — they do not say state.gov,” after Obama said in a television interview that he learned of the private email server through news reports.
Trump was quoted in media reports as saying: “This is disgraceful and shameful and should never happen in America. It is corruption of the highest order. The criminal conduct of Hillary threatens the Foundations of our Democracy. We are going to turn it all around.”
A report published in The Wall Street Journal recently said a long-time ally of Clinton, reportedly aided the election campaign of the wife of an FBI official who later led the probe into Hillary’s email use.
The political organization of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe donated $467,500 to the 2015 state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, wife of current deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, the report said.