Former President Donald Trump instructed the FBI could have been searching for Hillary Clinton’s misplaced emails when it raided his Mar-a-Lago resort final month in a seek for labeled paperwork he saved after leaving the White Home.
Trump mentioned he declassified the trove of paperwork that federal brokers discovered at his Palm Seaside, Fla., oceanside resort earlier than proposing an different motive why the FBI descended on his property.
“There’s additionally a number of hypothesis due to what they did, the severity of the FBI coming and raiding Mar-a-Lago. Have been they searching for the Hillary Clinton emails that had been deleted however they’re round someplace? They could have thought that it was in there!” Trump mentioned in an interview Wednesday with Fox Information’ Sean Hannity.
Throughout 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 Division investigated Clinton’s use of the personal e mail server, together with former FBI Director James Comey asserting the reopening of the probe days earlier than Election Day 2016.
Whereas the investigation did discover some labeled emails on Clinton’s server, the Justice Division determined to not cost Clinton.
The FBI eliminated hundreds of paperwork from Mar-a-Lago throughout its search on Aug. 8, together with greater than 100 marked labeled.
Earlier this month, Clinton rejected any comparisons to the supplies Trump saved at Mar-a-Lago and the emails on her personal server.
“I can’t consider we’re nonetheless speaking about this, however my emails … As Trump’s issues proceed to mount, the best is attempting to make this about me once more. There’s even a ’Clinton Normal.’The very fact is that I had zero emails that had been labeled,” she posted on her Twitter account.