Hillary Clinton said she was not at all concerned that President Trump wanted to launch an investigation into her while he was being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The former Democratic presidential nominee told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that Trump and his supporters often use her as a means to deflect political issues.
“I’m living rent-free inside of Donald Trump’s brain and it’s not a very nice place to be, I can tell you that,” Clinton said when asked about a potential investigation, via the Washington Examiner.
“I don’t know what they’re talking about. I’ve been investigated repeatedly by the other side. And much to their dismay, but to my, you know, satisfaction, it’s been for naught,” Clinton said during the interview on Wednesday evening. “I guess it is one of their tools to fire up their hardcore base. When in doubt, go after me.”
The Washington Examiner adds:
Since the redacted version of Mueller’s 448-page report was released, there have been calls from top Republicans, such as Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to begin investigating Clinton and others.
An FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of an unauthorized email server while secretary of state ended in 2016. More than 30,000 emails were deletedfrom the server, with 5,000 ultimately recovered. Clinton had said she “never received nor sent any material that was marked classified,” but the FBI found more than 100 emails that did contain classified information. Despite that, Clinton claimed Wednesday that she did nothing wrong and said that Republicans are being overzealous in their pursuit to defend Trump and attack her.
Judicial Watch similarly reported in March that Clinton tried to delete or destroy thousands of emails that were eventually recovered. Several of these emails included classified information stored on her unofficial email server.
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Judicial Watch today announced it received 756 pages of newly uncovered emails that were among the materials former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to delete or destroy, several of which were classified and were transmitted over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system.
Hillary Clinton repeatedly stated that the 55,000 pages of documents she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails. In response to a court order in another Judicial Watch case, she declared under penalty of perjury in 2015 that she had “directed that all my emails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or are potentially federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done.”
In 2017, the FBI uncovered 72,000 pages of documents Clinton attempted to delete or did not otherwise disclose. Until the court intervened and established a new deadline, the State Department had been slow-walking the release of those documents at a rate that would have required Judicial Watch and the American people to wait until at least 2020 to see all the releasable Clinton material. The production of documents in this case is now concluded with the FBI being only able to recover or find approximately 5,000 of the 33,000 government emails Hillary Clinton took and tried to destroy.