Trump Threatens Clinton Prosecution Again: ‘Special Prosecutor, Here We Go’

After his comment during the Sunday debate that if he were president, Hillary Clinton would “be in jail,” Donald Trump on Monday afternoon again brought up his plan to assign a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton.

As the crowd at his rally in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, chanted, “Locker her up,” Trump said, “Special prosecutor, here we go, right?”

His comments at the rally came after he went after Clinton for setting up a private email server, complaining that the debate moderators on Sunday “didn’t call her out.” He charged that Clinton lied when she said she did not delete her emails.

“I wonder if the NSA has her emails?” Trump then wondered before saying he doubts the NSA looked very hard for Clinton’s personal emails.

During the debate on Sunday, Trump called for an investigation into Clinton.

“If I win, I’m going to instruct the attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation because there’s never been so many lies, so much deception,” he said. “We’re going to get a special prosecutor because people have been, their lives have been destroyed for doing one fifth of what you’ve done.”

While responding to Trump, Clinton said that it’s “awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law of our country.”

“Because you’d be in jail,” Trump hit back.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: