Donald Trump warned voters at a rally in Ocala, Florida that electing Hillary Clinton in November would give Isis the blank check to “take over this country” and reprised the claim that they were “hoping and praying” she becomes president.
For the second day in a row, Trump centered his attention on the disclosures published by WikiLeaks from the hacked email account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. He accused the Justice Department of colluding with Clinton over the investigation into her use of private email while secretary of state.
“This is crime at the highest level. She shouldn’t be allowed to run for president,” Trump said in an hourlong attack against Clinton, again promising to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her.
The claim stems from an email exchange that references a conversation between Brian Fallon, a campaign spokesman, then a staffer at the DoJ. The conversation took place two months before the FBI opened an investigation into Clinton’s email server and pertains to publicly available information about a lawsuit involving a Foia request.