Donald Trump says that as a matter of fairness, if he became president Hillary Clinton would need to be prosecuted for her mishandling of “top secret” information on her private email server.
Appearing as a guest on Fox News Monday night, Sean Hannity said to the candidate regarding Clinton. “If you win you’ll have an attorney general. The statute of limitations will not have passed…”
“Six years, actually. Well, look, you have no choice,” Trump replied. “In fairness, you have to look into [Hillary]. Maybe she can prove her innocence, but it just seems to me that, I think the public knows everything that they are going to know. The emails have come out.”
“She seems to be guilty, but you know what, I wouldn’t even say that. But certainly it has to be looked at. If I win, certainly I will look at that as being fair to everyone else,” he added.
The businessman has often pointed to how the Obama administration’s Department of Justice dealt with Gen. David Petraeus, who was prosecuted for what many — including Trump — argue were far lesser offenses.
Trump told Hannity Monday night, “[This is] so unfair to the people that have been prosecuted over the years for doing much less than she did. So she’s being protected but if I win, it is certainly something I will look into.”
“I bet Barack Obama would pardon her before he leaves,” Hannity said, drawing boos from the audience. “I didn’t say I would pardon her,” the Fox host added, earning him some laughs. “I agree with Trump on this.”
h/t: Washington Examiner