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Trump claims Hillary's FBI probe over email scandal will end in criminal trial

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 November 2016, 10:52 IST

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that the reopened FBI investigation into the alleged email scandal of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton will take years and end up in a criminal trial.

Trump said the FBI was likely to find something in the 650,000 emails that it has found in the laptop, which was shared by one of Hillary's close advisors and her husband.

"They (FBI) will have some things in there that I can just imagine are going to be unbelievable. Hillary's likely to be under investigation for many years. Probably concluding in a criminal trial," 70-year-old Trump said at an election rally in Orlando as he devoted considerable time on the email scandal yesterday.

"The FBI has reopened its investigation into crooked Hillary Clinton. Hillary wants to blame everyone else for amounting legal troubles and I don't see if you've watched her last few speeches over the last few days. She has become totally unhinged, unbelievable," he alleged."What she's saying and what she's doing is actually, it's unbelievable. She has no one to blame but herself. Hillary is the one who set up the illegal private e-mail server to shield her criminal activity," he said.

Trump alleged that Hillary was the one who lied to the Congress and the FBI and engaged in a corrupt pay for play scheme at the State Department.

"Hillary is the one who lied so many times to Congress and to the FBI. Hilary is the one who made 13 phones disappear, some with a hammer and who destroyed 33,000 e-mails after, after receiving a congressional subpoena, think of that. Unbelievable," he said.

Trump also accused the media for protecting Clinton in this presidential election.

"I'll tell you what. The system is rigged. The system is rigged. Hillary is not the victim; the American people are the victims of this system," he said.

"The media is a part and one of the vital cogs in the rigged system under which we live. They're a big fat cog and they never show the crowds. They never show what's happening," he alleged.

"All we have to do is cut our ties with these failed politicians of the past. Hillary is a candidate of yesterday. We are the movement of the future," Trump said.


First published: 3 November 2016, 10:52 IST