President Trump insisted to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday that his 2016 rival, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “should be in jail.”
Trump made the alarming revelation during a wide-ranging exclusive interview conducted the Oval Office.
After Trump told Stephanopoulos that he may not alert the FBI if foreign governments offered damaging information against his 2020 rivals during the upcoming presidential race, Trump said: “You don’t call the FBI every time some–you hear something that maybe–. Now, you see the people. The meeting, it also sounds to me, I don’t know anything about that meeting, but it sounds to me like it was a big nothing. That meeting was a big nothing. But I heard about my son, who is a great young man, going to jail over a meeting where somebody said I have information on Hillary Clinton.”
He continued: “She’s the one who should be in jail. She deleted 33–”
“She should be in jail?” Stephanopoulos interjected.
“She deleted 33,000 emails from, sent by the United States Congress,” Trump claimed. “They gave a subpoena to Hillary Clinton for 33,000 emails. After the subpoena was gotten, she deleted them. That’s called obstruction. And her lawyer should also be looked at because her lawyer, she’s got to have the greatest lawyer on earth because she does that, he did the deleting supposedly, not only did they delete, but they acid washed them.”
That, that’s been investigated,” Stephanopoulos pushed back.