Donald Trump told Chuck Todd during his interview on NBC‘s Meet the Press that he believes Hillary may not be able to continue her campaign because of her email scandal.
Trump remains at the top of the GOP presidential race. The real-estate mogul has a sizeable lead on all of his Republican rivals.
“I think she may not be able to run, to be honest, because this whole email thing is a horrible thing,”
The scandal to which Mr. Trump is referring involves Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a personal email account. While acting as the United States Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton allegedly exchanged classified emails through her own personal email server.
As reported by The Blaze, Mr. Trump likened Hillary’s email misconduct to the actions General Petraeus was caught doing.
“General Petraeus, his life has been destroyed. And he did 5 percent of what she did….So assuming she’s able to run — which would be absolutely, to me, a miracle at this point — I will beat her.”
A spokesperson for Hillary Clinton said on Twitter that the messages sent and received by Hillary’s personal email account were not classified at the time of their transmission. Instead, any of the emails designated classified were designated after they were sent or received.
“Any released emails deemed classified by the administration have been done so after the fact, and not at the time they were transmitted,”
Republicans are especially outraged at Hillary’s potential mishandling of sensitive government information. One aspect of the whole issue that bothers a lot of people is that Hillary or her aides erased around 31,000 off of her email server.
In Congress, Republican lawmakers are attempting to get to the bottom of the email scandal. Representative Trey Gowdy (R) S.C. thinks the State Department is failing to handle the issue properly. The State Department has delayed producing documents related to Hillary’s email misconduct.
“The State Department has used every excuse to avoid complying with fundamental requests for documents,”
Democrats have been quick to call all the attention over Hillary’s emails a distraction. For many Republicans, though, this is an issue that transcends the election and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Whether classified or not, several law experts agree, official government business is not allowed to be conducted through personal email accounts.
Clinton has recently begun losing points in the polls. Meanwhile, the Democratic Socialist from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, is rising in the polls fast.
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