Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “made 13 phones disappear, including with a hammer” after a congressional subpoena about her private e-mail server. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Trump says Clinton e-mail is “far bigger scandal than Watergate”
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STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told supporters in Clive, Iowa that it was Hillary Clinton’s same sense of “entitlement and arrogance” when she called half of Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables” that led her to delete 33,000 e-mails during her time as secretary of state.
“It’s this attitude of arrogance that explains why Hillary Clinton made 13 phones disappear, including with a hammer, so the FBI couldn’t see them, and why she ‘bleached’ her e-mails after a congressional subpoena,” Trump said.
“Now, the people who destroyed the e-mails are all pleading the fifth amendment in front of Congress today.”
Two computer technicians declined to answer questions from U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday about the unauthorized private email system that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used during her tenure as U.S. secretary of state.
Paul Combetta and Bill Thornton repeatedly invoked their constitutional right not to incriminate themselves during about 10 minutes of questioning while under oath before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The investigation of Clinton’s email system has become a troublesome issue for her presidential campaign, with Republican rival Donald Trump saying a recent finding by federal investigators that she mishandled classified government secrets in her email should disqualify her from office.