If Hillary wins, American people will lose: Donald Trump on Clinton's scandals

News Agencies | First published: 6 November 2016, 12:22 IST

Donald Trump, on 6 November, stated that the "scandals and controversies" hovering over Hillary Clinton's bid to presidency will continue through her tenure. Trump further added that the "unprecedented" crisis erupting from the situation would grind the US government to a halt.

Trump, who has so far refused to release his personal tax records, said the FBI investigation surrounding Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state would make it virtually impossible for her "to govern or lead our country".

At an election rally in Reno, Nevada, he said the FBI has reopened its criminal investigation following the discovery of another 650,000 emails - probably including the 33,000 emails Clinton destroyed after receiving a Congressional subpoena.

The FBI's announcement nearly a week ahead of the 8 November polls to review new Clinton emails has reignited questions about her use of the private email server and armed the New York tycoon with an issue to rally the undecided voters.

Both the candidates have been in frenzied campaigns across the battleground states to make sense of an unusually muddied picture. A late Republican surge in opinion polls appeared to have peaked and put Trump withing the margin of error.

Nonetheless, Clinton has managed to cling to her lead.

But at the rally yesterday, Trump kept up his attack on Clinton claiming the FBI was also conducting a second criminal investigation into her illegal 'Pay-For-Play' corruption at the State Department. "It is very likely that FBI Director (James) Comey, and the great special agents of the FBI, will be able to collect more than enough evidence to garner indictments against Hillary Clinton and her inner circle - despite her efforts to disparage and discredit them."