As Hillary Clinton seeks to find a new defense in her ongoing email scandal, Donald Trump cut to the core of the issue.
“Clinton may go to jail but is still running for president? 99% of people would be in jail for what she did,” Trump tweeted Sunday.
Unlike Clinton, whose statements on the issue have changed over time, Trump has consistently emphasized that laws were broken through Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
“She committed a crime,” the Republican presidential candidate said in August.
“The fact is that what she has done is criminal,” he said in July.
On Monday, Clinton was confronted by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie over the scandal.
During the Today show, Guthrie reminded Clinton that the Democratic presidential candidate had accused Republicans of blowing the scandal out of proportion, while also offering varying levels of apology.
“Which is it?” Guthrie pointedly asked. “If you’re blaming the Republicans, some might wonder how genuine is that apology?”
Clinton’s response walked a verbal tightrope.
“Well, actually it’s both,” Clinton said. “I mean, I’m sorry that I made a choice that has resulted in this kind of situation, and I’ve said I’ve made a mistake. Obviously if I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t. It was allowed and everybody has confirmed that. But it’s also, as we now know very clearly, the way that the Republicans are trying to bring my– as they admit– poll numbers down.”
Last week, Trump said that if he is elected, the investigation into Clinton’s emails would continue.
“What will be interesting is if a Republican gets in — and ultimately it’s going to be Trump — if a Republican gets in. You know, you have a six year statute of limitation on this,” Trump said. “Would they go after her because then you would have somebody who would be actually very fair, that they’d look at it fairly? And would that happen? She may very well have to win the presidency, because she may have bigger problems if she doesn’t.”
Trump said a Democratic administration would protect Clinton.
“I think they probably won’t indict her,” Trump said. “And it’s very unfair to Gen. (David) Petraeus and other people who have been indicted for far less than what she’s done.”
h/t: The Gateway Pundit