Donald Trump said Tuesday that U.S. “adversaries almost certainly have a blackmail file on Hillary Clinton” following the FBI’s decision to not press charges against the former secretary of state for her “extremely careless” use of a private email server, after FBI Director James Comey made the shocking announcement.
Comey, however, suggested it is “possible” the presumptive Democratic nominee’s personal email was accessed by “hostile actors.” Trump then responded to this revelation in the following statement:
“The FBI Director laid out today a detailed case of how Hillary Clinton compromised the safety of the American people by storing highly classified information on a private email server with no security. He confirmed that her email could easily have been hacked by hostile actors, and confirmed that those she emailed with were hacked. Because of our rigged system that holds the American people to one standard and people like Hillary Clinton to another, it is unlikely she will face the criminal charges she deserves. The final jury will be the American people, and they will issue the verdict on her corruption, incompetence, and bad judgment on November 8th.”
The Republican candidate also slammed former President Bill Clinton for his controversial meeting with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week and the fact that Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI during the Fourth of July holiday weekend:
“Bill Clinton didn’t accidentally run into the Attorney General on the airport tarmac last week in Phoenix. Hillary Clinton didn’t accidentally sneak into the FBI during one of the country’s biggest holiday weekends to testify on her illegal activities, something that wouldn’t be afforded to others under investigation (and on a Saturday of all days). It was no accident that charges were not recommended against Hillary the exact same day as President Obama campaigns with her for the first time.”