Donald Trump praised the FBI after they announced on October 28 that they would investigate newly uncovered emails from the private server that Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state.
“The news this morning, this is bigger than Watergate,” Trump said while campaigning in Manchester, New Hampshire, according to NBC New York. “Hillary deleted 30,000 emails after receiving a congressional subpoena.”
While investigating a series of sexual text messages sent to a 15-year-old girl by former Democratic New York congressman Anthony Weiner, the bureau told Congress that they found a number of new emails “pertinent to the investigation” on an electronic device shared by Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide, reports the New York Times.
“I have great respect that the FBI now has the courage to right the horrible mistake they made,” Trump said. “This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood and everyone’s hope is that it is about to be corrected.”
The FBI had announced in July that they were finished investigating Clinton for her use of a private email server and did not recommend levelling any charges against her, but three months later, Comey said that he would need to “supplement” his “previous testimony.”
“…the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation,” the bureau’s director James Comey wrote in a letter to Congress, less than two weeks before the presidential election.
Comey explained that he did not yet know for certain whether or not any of the emails would merit further investigation but said that his team would look into it.
“Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before,” said Trump of the new information. “We must not let her take her criminal’s scheme into the oval office.”
Sources: NBC New York, New York Times (2) / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr