Hillary Clinton leads in the polls nationally and in key battleground states, but the flood of stories regarding her private email server and donations to the Clinton Foundation demonstrate the former secretary of state won’t be able to completely outrun voter skepticism — or Donald Trump.
Foundation becomes campaign issue
Trump went on offense Monday, using the bulk of a speech in Akron, Ohio, to attack Clinton.
“No issue better illustrates how corrupt my opponent is than her pay for play scandals as secretary of state,” Trump said.
“I’ve become increasingly shocked by the vast scope of Hillary Clinton’s criminality. It’s criminality. Everybody knows it,” he said as the crowd erupted in a sea of “Lock her up!” chants.
“The amounts involved, the favors done and the significant numbers of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately,” Trump said. “After the FBI and Department of Justice whitewash of the Clinton email crimes, they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s new crimes, which happen all the time.”
During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel” Monday night, Clinton brushed off any concerns about the release of additional emails after a federal judge Monday gave the State Department until next month to come up with a plan for making public thousands of emails that the FBI recovered as part of its probe into Clinton’s use a private email server.
“Jimmy, my emails are so boring,” she said. “And I’m embarrassed about that. They’re so boring. So we’ve already released, I don’t know, 30,000 plus, so what’s a few more?”
Trump also encouraged his supporters to “watch” on Election Day, raising the specter of voter fraud: “When I say ‘watch,’ you know what I’m talking about.” Recently, Trump had warned that the November election could be “rigged.”.