Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from New Hampshire Senate debate Trump losing cash race in final weeks Vulnerable GOP senator questions opponent's American heritage MORE said Wednesday that Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from New Hampshire Senate debate Trump losing cash race in final weeks Report: Biden on top of Clinton's short list for secretary of State MORE is embracing President Obama’s policies so that his administration won’t prosecute her for using a private email account and server as secretary of State.
“I think she’s being totally protected,” the White House hopeful said at a rally in Sumter, S.C.
“Do you ever notice the way she’s acting with Obama now? 'The president is right about this. The president is right about that. Oh, the president doesn’t want to do this.' I mean, did you ever hear her so solicitous? I mean, you know why. Tell me why. That’s right. She doesn’t want to get indicted.”
At recent Democratic presidential debates, Clinton has been embracing Obama’s legacy, while accusing rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersPicking longtime fixer as chief of staff proves Clinton hasn't changed The Trail 2016: Wikissues Brent Budowsky: An epic battle for the future of Congress MORE of seeking to dismantle the liberal gains of the last eight years, particularly as it relates to healthcare.
Most view it as a smart political play for Clinton to align herself with Obama, who remains popular among many liberals.
But Trump alleged Wednesday that Clinton is seeking protection.
The FBI and State Department are conducting separate investigations into Clinton’s use of a private email account and whether classified information may have been exposed on her uncomventional email server.
If the FBI finds sufficient evidence to launch a criminal investigation, Obama’s Justice Department will have to decide whether to prosecute.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Trump said. “I’ve seen her for years and I’ve never seen anything like this. Everything he does is right. The fact is, look, she’s got a problem. Big problem. She is in his hands right now.”
The real estate mogul said he believes Clinton will edge Sanders out as the Democratic standard bearer and said if legal action were coming, the Obama administration would act before she becomes the nominee.
“It looks to me like Hilary is going to get it,” he said. “Wouldn’t they have already done something if they were going to do it? Are they going to let her run and then at the last moment say you can’t run? So she’s being protected by the Democrats. It’s a disgrace to Gen. (David) Petraeus and others who have gone to hell for doing much less than she did. What she did is far worse.”