BUSTED: Trump Says He Would Prosecute Hillary if Elected President
In an interview on Monday night, candidate Donald Trump gave a preview not only of what his strategy if he is named the Republican nominee at the national convention in July, but what intends to do – if elected – about the FBI's investigations into Hillary Clinton's private email set-up and possible security breaches while serving as Secretary of State.
Trump, who has frustrated the predictions of pundits who dismissed his candidacy as an ego-gratifying publicity stunt, goes into today’s Nevada caucuses as the undisputed frontrunner, promised that the topic of Clinton’s illegal server set-up would be on the table throughout the campaign for the general election.
So far, Clinton’s challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has demonstrated a “hands-off” stance on the email investigations in a display of Democrat solidarity, claiming at the first debate on October 13, 2015, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails,” even as he benefitted from the widespread belief, according to polls, that Hillary is untrustworthy.
But Trump’s comments went beyond campaign strategy to keep the email issue front and center, promising that if elected, his Attorney General will “have no choice. In fairness, you have to look into Hillary.”
Pointing out the aggressive prosecution and harsh sentencing former CIA Director, Gen. David Petraeus received for less egregious actions, Trump said, “This is so unfair to the people that have been prosecuted over the years for doing much less than she did.”
Trump’s comments came just hours before U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that Clinton aides and State Department officials should be questioned under oath to determine whether they knowingly and deliberately evaded federal open records laws by using Clinton’s private email server while she served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.
The court added that both Clinton and long-time aide Huma Abedin may be subpoenaed to return all emails related to the private account.