Former President Donald Trump instructed the FBI might have been looking for Hillary Clinton’s misplaced emails when it raided his Mar-a-Lago resort final month in a search for categorised paperwork he saved after leaving the White House.
Trump said he declassified the trove of paperwork that federal brokers discovered at his Palm Beach, Fla., oceanside resort earlier than proposing an different motive why the FBI descended on his property.
“There’s additionally loads of hypothesis due to what they did, the severity of the FBI coming and raiding Mar-a-Lago. Were they looking for the Hillary Clinton emails that have been deleted however they’re round someplace? They might have thought that it was in there!” Trump mentioned in an interview Wednesday with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
During the 2016 presidential election, Trump hammered Clinton, then the Democratic nominee, on her use of a non-public e-mail server whereas she was secretary of state within the Obama administration, resulting in chants of “Lock her up” at his political rallies.
The Justice Department investigated Clinton’s use of the non-public e-mail server, together with former FBI Director James Comey saying the reopening of the probe days earlier than Election Day 2016.
While the investigation did discover some categorised emails on Clinton’s server, the Justice Department determined to not cost Clinton.
The FBI removed thousands of paperwork from Mar-a-Lago throughout its search on Aug. 8, together with greater than 100 marked categorised.
Earlier this month, Clinton rejected any comparisons to the supplies Trump saved at Mar-a-Lago and the emails on her non-public server.
“I can’t consider we’re nonetheless speaking about this, however my emails … As Trump’s issues proceed to mount, the suitable is making an attempt to make this about me once more. There’s even a ’Clinton Standard.’The reality is that I had zero emails that have been categorised,” she posted on her Twitter account.